DURHAM REGION, ON – A new brewery tourism program promising “behind-the-scenes access to the people and places brewing exceptional craft beer in Ontario communities” has announced that its first event will be taking place this weekend (November 2nd and 3rd, 2019) in Durham Region.
Craft Beer Days has been founded by Mike Sawchuck – “a heritage planner by day and a craft beer enthusiast by night” – and is described as follows:
The event will operate as a self-guided brewery tour, where participants receive stamps on their Craft Beer Days Passports at each brewery they visit. At each stop they can participate in free behind-the- scenes tours and sample the local offerings, which will include featured beers brewed exclusively for the event. Once their brewery adventure is complete, participants can vote for their favourite beers and then turn in their passports at the last brewery they visit. Anyone that visits at least two breweries will receive a free souvenir and anyone that visits more than two breweries will be entered into draws for a long list of prizes. To encourage safe and responsible travel, there will be additional prizes available for designated drivers.
Participating breweries for the inaugural weekend will include All or Nothing Brewhouse (Oshawa), Brock Street Brewing (Whitby), Chronicle Brewing (Bowmanville), Falcon Brewing (Ajax), Little Beasts Brewing (Whitby), Manantler Craft Brewing (Bowmanville), Old Flame Brewing (Port Perry), The Second Wedge Brewing (Uxbridge), and Town Brewery (Whitby).
Sawchuck intends to expand the program to other Ontario communities in the future, with a “long term goal to offer an annual roster of community events where everyone from craft beer newbies to the most dedicated craft beer connoisseurs can connect into their local beer scenes.”
For more details, see the Craft Beer Days website.
Source: Craft Beer Days press release