As dawn breaks on Day 4 of Polkapolooza 2, we will head home but on the way make some stops to help spread the love we have for our Ontario Craft Brewers. Making our way around the bay to Collingwood and three more fantastic stops. Perhaps as a brunch, we will return to Northwinds Brewery and the exciting news about their expansion this year.
A little up the road and we will find Canadian Brewery of the year, Side Launch Brewing and their huge facility. A stop we missed last time we visited will not be forgotten as I can finally cross The Collingwood Brewery off my bucket list as we will enjoy visiting with new friends before we turn our attention south and the ride home.
Making our way down Highway 6 will bring us to Hanover and legendary Ontario brewer Charles MacLean's eponymous brewery. Classic and dedicated to the craft, this one is a must stop for myself because of all he has done to raise the profile of brewing in this province.
Just a hop away will be my first visit to Neustadt Springs Brewery and another example of how if you let yourself go off the beaten path a little and explore, you'll find new and wonderful things. This will lead us to our afternoon snack time when we stop in at the beautiful downtown location of the Elora Brewing Company. A place I visited once last year, I know Kat will love their space, not to mention the beers.