The 5 Best Windsor Breweries

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What are the best Windsor Breweries to visit this year? Well, we’ve done the work to figure that out for you! We have sampled all their brews, spent time in their taprooms and read all the online reviews to come up with our take on the best breweries in Windsor to explore this year! 

Windsor Breweries

We’ve covered other top Ontario cities to explore craft beer, including Toronto, Ottawa, London, Hamilton, and Kingston. Now it’s time to round out our tour of Ontario with Windsor.

Canada’s southernmost city brings a small but quality list of craft breweries for beer enthusiasts to explore. We’ve picked our top favourites 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.

Things are also starting to heat up for Windsor craft beer lovers with the Barrels Bottles & Brews events. If you’re a beer drinker, we recommend taking a tour of the city brews trail with their passport log to try some of the best breweries and distilleries in the city.

Though Windsor, Ontario may not be on your traditional road trip route, we highly encourage a slight detour to taste the exceptional beer of this Canadian city.

How we picked the best Windsor Craft 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, contact us and let us know who they are and we’ll do our best to include them!

Did we miss something?

If you think a brewery deserves a spot on our list, Vote for them! If you’re a brewery looking to update your information or get in touch, contact us!

The Best Windsor Breweries

We’ve chosen our top favourite craft breweries to share with you. Here they are!

Walkerville Brewery

Walkerville Brewery
Walkerville Brewery

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 brew. Aside from the classics, you’ll also find your fair share of unique and interesting beers to sample.

The size of the taproom is as impressive as the delicious beers they serve. Ask about a tour next time you visit to learn about the rich history of Walkerville brewery and the community that surrounds it.

Customer Review: Lovely place to sit outside and enjoy a brew.

Craft Heads Brewing Company

Craft Heads Brewing Company
Craft Heads Brewing Company

Craft Heads Brewing offers “beer for the adventurous” in downtown Windsor. They’ve got 30 taps with their own flavourful brews flowing, plus a few guest taps and ciders. Their beer 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 palate. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the selection, try a flight (or two) and enjoy the variety of flavours Craft Heads beer showcases.

Customer Review: Great atmosphere bartenders always have a good idea what you’re looking for in a beer based on your likes. Brewer’s are very gifted and imaginative coming up with some very amazing flavour combinations.

Sandwich Brewing Company

Sandwich Brewing Company
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!

Customer Review: Awesome local brews as well as a nice patio, food is also unbelievable, some of the best sandwiches I’ve had. Friendly and laid back atmosphere. Thanks guys.

Chapter Two Brewing Company

Chapter Two Brewing Company
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 place to grab a snack and a pint and enjoy the afternoon.

Customer Review: Great beer, super friendly staff. Always a fun visit. New menu is great!

Frank Brewing Company

Frank Brewing Company
Frank Brewing Company

Frank Brewing makes “straight to the point, no nonsense” award winning small batch brews. They believe that that great brewery beer is not just science, but an art! Order online for local delivery or curb side pick up or stop in for a fresh brewed pint and delicious pizza, you won’t regret it either way!

Customer Review: Beer and food was phenomenal. The service was great, the patio atmosphere with live music was great!

BREW Microbrewery

BREW Microbrewery
BREW Microbrewery

BREW Microbrewery is one of Windsor’s favorite hub for every drink-centered celebration. Known for crafting exceptionally smooth and easy-drinking beers and wines, BREW has truly found its essence in its new County BREW location in Windsor Essex.

Tucked away in a lush 31-acre wooded estate, yet only a short 20-minute drive from Windsor, BREW promises refreshing pints of flagship beers and immersive nature. Picture yourself savoring a pint of their signature Maple beer in the cozy ambiance of the tasting room or picking up some zesty Brew Light Lime from the retail store for those laid-back evenings.

Customer Review: Great food and staff so friendly and great live music at times. Highly recommend this place

  • Phone: (226) 246-0720
  • Address: 1241 S Malden Rd, Essex, ON N9V 2Y7
  • Beers to try: Spiced Maple Beer
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Enjoy the best craft beer in Windsor!

Make sure to go and check out Windsor’s best craft breweries, grab a locally brewed pint (or 2) and support your local brewers!

If we’ve missed a brewery on our list that you think should be added, contact us and let us know who they are and why you think it should be added to our list of the best breweries in Windsor.

More Ontario Breweries to Explore! 

But wait! There are more great breweries to discover in Ontario, Canada! If you happen to find yourself on a road trip around Ontario, make sure to check out some of the following cities for great local craft beer!

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