Every year, Taste of Guelph raises thousands of dollars to support vital equipment needs for St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph, and over the last five years has raised an amazing $600,000. But it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous food and beverage participants, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees. With the cancellation of Taste of Guelph 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our turn to support those who help make our event so successful. Check out the blog below to see how you can support local!
There is no doubt that Guelph is home to some phenomenal brews. Just in time for the long weekend, sip some sours, imbibe some IPA’s or pour some Pilsners- these breweries have a little something for everyone…well…everyone 19+.
Beau’s All Natural Brewing
You’ve probably seen Beau’s at your local LCBO or Beer Store, or on tap at one of your favorite restaurants. If you haven’t tried one of their brews yet, you’re missing out! Looking for an adventure? Try their Country Vibes brew. According to Beau’s, this beer cannot be defined by just one style of beer, but is an amber lagered ale, rich in colour and toasty sweetness, balanced by clean, crisp hops.
Check out their website to see their amazing selection, or to order online https://shop.beaus.ca/collections/beer
Von Bugle Brewing
Von Bugle Brewing was born when Steam Whistle Brewing wanted to grow, but didn’t have the room within their space at the well-known Roundhouse. Found at most LCBO and Beer Store locations, it is a Munich Lager created using German long-aging brewing methods. Don’t let its dark colour surprise you though, it’s crisp, smooth with gentle bitterness and malt sweetness.
Fixed Gear Brewing
If you haven’t been to Fixed Gear Brewing yet this summer, you won’t want to miss out on their dog-friendly patio (don’t forget to keep your pooch leashed and close)! Located at 20 Alma Street South, Guelph, Fixed Gear Brewing has a great selection of over 9 refreshing brews. Visit them in store, or order online at https://fixedgearbrewing.com/collections/bottle-shop and use code ‘FREE99’ at checkout for free shipping in Guelph on orders over $30.
Royal City Brewing Co.
Introducing a new brew! Winegard Wit, brewed by Royal City Brewing. Perfect for end of summer sipping, it has aromas of wheat crackers and spices along with floral chamomile notes! With free same day delivery in Guelph for orders placed before 3PM, your fridge will be stocked for every last minute need! Visit them on Saturdays & Sundays for draft pours, or order online at https://royalcitybrew.ca/
Since 1988, Sleeman Breweries has been brewing delicious beer in Guelph with the original, handwritten Sleeman recipe book. Today, it is the third largest brewery in Canada and still continues to use a small-batch brewhouse to craft high-quality beer. Not only have they been a Taste of Guelph participant, but an amazing sponsor for our beloved garden party fundraiser. Order online at https://sleemanretailstore.ca/ for home delivery within 20km from the Sleeman Retail Store, or free curbside pickup on minimum orders of $35. Looking for an afternoon adventure? Check out their hours online and visit the taproom in store!
Waterloo Brewing Company
We’re holding onto summer and sipping on Waterloo Brewing’s Strawberry Rhubarb Radler, only available online (https://waterloobrewing.com/collections/home-delivery/products/waterloo-strawberry-rhubarb-radler). Sweet and tart, it’s the perfect brew for whatever long weekend plans you have in store. Looking for something to do? Check out their taproom for live music every Friday and Saturday from 7-10pm.
Did someone say sour beer?! Introducing Pinata- Ginger Peach Kettle Sour packed with ginger, and fresh peach puree. Take a sip in store at 950 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph or order online at https://store.wellingtonbrewery.ca/collections/bottle-shop