Spirited Summer

July 19, 2017


Summertime is the best time. The days are long, the weather is beautiful, and people tend to get together more. Visitors are a plenty, as most of us take vacation, and the time to get out and enjoy the many different experiences offered in this amazing area is here.   


The Apple Pie Trail is building an impressive list of Craft Beer Breweries, Cideries and Vineyards. There is no better way to sample different varieties, seasonal features, and learn more about the process and facility than taking advantage by taking a tour, enjoying a flight, or sampling with the perfect food pairing.


Every “Spirited” Trail stop offers it’s own unique touch in addition to some fine locally produced beer, wine or cider. A breathtaking view of Georgian Bay, an amazing patio to enjoy with friends, or a more intimate look at the creation of product.  


We have put together a list for your reference with a quick summary of these amazing stops. For you next outing, make sure to check them out and let us know what you think!


Creemore & Stayner


Creemore Springs Brewery


 Excellent selection of beer inspired by the time-honoured tradition of European brewing. Big and bold or smooth and refreshing, you can taste them all or sip your choice. Take a tour to see learn about their brewing process.






Side Launch Brewing Company


Side Launch Brewing Company, brews award-winning craft beer that is both wonderfully complex and highly drinkable. Current beer roster include varieties, Pale Ale, Wheat, Dark Lager, Mountain Lager, and Seasonal Ships Of Collingwood. Tours of the brewery are available on weekends.​



Beaver Valley


Georgian Hills Vineyards 


Spend some time at the tasting bar, sampling a few of their fabulous wines. Enjoy a platter of artisanal cheese and chacuterie, or make a reservation for a guided tour.

Retail store and tasting room open 7 days a week.



Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery


Located in the original farmhouse from the late 1870s, a well-preserved bank barn of the same era and 50 acres of pasture assiduously groomed by the prize-winning Simmental cattle.

Beaver Valley Cider is produced from start to finish on their land from 5 acres of apple varieties historically used in North America for making hard cider. The century barn was creatively renovated for its next life as a stunning tasting room.






Thornbury Cider


Proudly crafting their cider in the midst of 7,500 acres of apple orchards, in the heart of apple country. Using only the best apples that these orchards have to offer, they have created an easy drinking, light, crisp and refreshing cider. Sip on their premium cider while sitting out on their amazing patio!  Tasting daily.



Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery


Coffin Ridge produces quality, small batch wine made mostly from grapes grown from hand planted, hand picked Grey County grapes. Enjoy a wine or craft cider tasting, pick your favorite and enjoy it on their amazing deck which has a beautiful view of Georgian Bay. Pair with their terrific charcuterie platter. 


If your are looking to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the planning and driving, check out The Grapes, Apples & Hops tour with the Beer Bus!

Click here for details. 

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