Niagara has long been known as the Wine capital of Canada, with over 100 wineries located within the Greater Niagara Region. Recently, Craft Beer has been rising in popularity, with standout producers such as:
- Niagara Brewing Company
- Silversmith Brewing
- Oast Brewing
opening up operations within the past few years.
Due to this rise in popularity, the Niagara Region will be home to not one, but two Craft Beer festivals this summer.
Niagara Region Craft Beer Events
Niagara Craft Beer Festival
August 5th – 7th
Enjoy craft beer samples in this beautiful setting. The festival takes place in amazing Port Dalhouise, home to Lakeside Park (immortalized in a famous RUSH song), overlooking Lake Ontario.
Admission is $15 per adult, and drink sample tokens are $1 each. The event features over 20 breweries, a few wineries and cider producers. There will also be a number of food trucks on hand, live music, and games such as Beer Pong.
We recommend sampling:
- Beau’s Brewing Company – Gigantic La Formidable
- Flying Monkey – Hoptical Illusion
- St-Amboise – Oatmeal Stout
- Niagara Brewing Company – Beerdevil IPA
- Silversmith Brewing – Black Lager
- Mill Street – Coffee Porter
Niagara Falls Beer Festival
August 13th – 14th
This event takes place in downtown Niagara Falls and features big entertainment acts, food trucks and seminars along with great craft breweries.
Entertainment includes the reunion of Canadian pop band Wave (of the hit song ‘California’, sipping tequila night after night), Big Wreck (beer soaked bar room rock) and thirsty traveler Kevin Brauch. Tickets for this event are $30.
Over 20 food trucks are on hand, including local favorites Smoke’s Poutinerie and Tide & Vine Oyster House.
Standout Beers to sample during this event include:
- Brimstone Brewery – Last Ride Loganberry Saison
- Oast House – Farmhouse Saison
- Niagara Brewing Company – Amber Eh!
- Black Oak – Nut Brown Ale
While in town for these Craft Beer Festivals stay at the #1 rated TripAdvisor Fallsview Hotel, the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa. For our best rates view our: