We’ve covered other top Ontario cities to explore craft beer, including Toronto, London, Hamilton, and Kingston. We’re rounding out our tour of Ontario with Winsdor. Canada’s southernmost city brings a small but quality list of craft breweries for beer enthusiasts to explore. We’ve picked our top 4 favorites that are all within a 10-minute drive of each other to help you plan your craft beer trip to Windsor.
What are the top breweries in Windsor?
With a relatively small craft beer scene compared to the other Ontario craft beer powerhouses such as Toronto and London, Windsor does not fail to impress. Craft breweries in Windsor, Ontario have brought craft beers to the scene that hold their own against big city breweries. Winning multiple awards for their beers, Windsor Craft Breweries have made a name for themselves within the industry, hence why they couldn’t be left off of our list.
We’ve highlighted 4 of the top craft breweries in Windsor that cannot be missed. Though it might be on your traditional road trip route, we highly encourage a slight detour to taste the craft beer of this Canadian city.
How we picked the best Windsor Breweries?
With every ‘top breweries’ post that we write, we make sure to do diligent online research to determine who makes it on our list. From reading online reviews and reviewing beer selections, to checking other authority websites and of course, sampling their beers. We do our best to take all the information we collect and give you our opinion of the top breweries in Windsor.
However, we know we aren’t perfect and if we’ve missed a Windsor brewery that you think should be on this list, please write a comment below and we’ll consider adding them!
THE BEST WINDSOR BREWERIES
We’ve chosen our top 4 favorite craft breweries to share with you. Here they are!
Walkerville Brewery is Windsor’s largest craft brewery offering a range of flagship award-winning beers, seasonal releases, and special edition one-off beer styles. They specialize in traditional style brews, delivering quality with every beer. The size of the taproom is as impressive as the delicious beers they serve.
- Address: 525 Argyle Rd, Windsor, ON N8Y 4Z8
- Beers to try: Waterfront Wit and Geronimo IPA
Sandwich Brewing Company
Sandwich Brewing pairs old buildings and great beer into the perfect package. Located in a fully restored heritage building, the taproom is a completely open concept with a second floor that gives you a birds-eye view of the brewing process. Stop by, try some of their beers, and, of course, don’t forget to try a delicious sandwich!
- Address: 3232 Sandwich St, Windsor, ON N9C 1A8
- Beers to try: White Bronco Juicy IPA and Prairie Sunshine Blood Orange Wheat
Chapter Two Brewing Company
Chapter Two Brewing, opened in 2018, brings an industrial charm to their brewery. Located a short jaunt away from Walkerville, this Craft Brewery offers a reliable lineup of craft beers paired with the perfect pub-style food menu. This is a great brewery to grab a snack and a pint and enjoy the afternoon.
- Address: 2345 Edna St, Windsor, ON N8Y 4W8bg
- Beers to try: Ford City Cream Ale and Zug Island Porter
Craft Heads Brewing Company
Craft Heads Brewing offers “beer for the adventurous”. Their beer, over 30 taps, is a combination of “Baskin Robbins meets Willy Wonka”, according to the brewers. From hoppy IPAs to fruited Sours, there’s something on tap for every palette. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the selection, try a flight (or two) and enjoy the variety of flavours Craft Heads beer showcases.
- Address: 89 University Ave W, Windsor, ON N9A 5N8
- Beers to try: “Blues” Berry Blonde and Under the Sea Salted Caramel Specialty Ale
Make sure to go and check these Windsor breweries out, grab a pint (or 2), and tag @craftbeer_guide in your photos!
If we’ve missed any of your favourite Windsor breweries and you think they should be added to the list, share it with us in the comments below!