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Tour micro-breweries and learn from the brew masters.

Get schooled this season on all things craft beer. Graduate from a beer lover to a brew connoisseur along the True Brew Path to award-winning craft breweries in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Dundas, Hamilton and Brantford. Follow the brewing process, experience the unexpected flavours and feel the love that goes into crafting these sweet libations.

Identify the blends of malts and hops in Orange Snail Brewers’ Rattle ‘n’ Nemo. Take a tour with the brew masters at Cameron’s Brewing to learn how they developed their new India Brown Ale, Dark & Sticky. Coat up for a science lesson in the Funk Lab at Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Are you adventurous enough for Shawn & Ed’s brews in Dundas? Toast the inventor of the telephone with Bell City Brewery’s Eureka Cream ale.

Check out attractions along the way, and soak in the creative foodie culture, the growing arts crowd and a great live music scene in Hamilton. Collective Arts operates with a vision to ‘fuse the creativity of craft beer with the inspired talents of emerging artist’. The result is pure genius - great beer and great ideas.

For more trip inspiration, download the True Brew Path brochure and use the Getaways for Grown Ups itineraries for more great two-day trips featuring craft breweries in Hamilton Halton Brant. Don’t forget to tip your designated driver.

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Orange Snail Brewers
32 Steeles Ave. East Unit #1,
Milton, ON L9T 5A1
Come enjoy the fall colours in the Escarpment and enjoy some craft beer! Orange Snail Brewers is Milton's first craft brewery founded by two friends with 16 years combined brewing experience and the passionate belief that fresh is better and the best beer is hand crafted in small batches. Whenever possible, ingredients come from local farmers. Orange Snail Brewers' award winning ales include... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (289) 270-1680
Close-up of Nickel Brook and Craft Beer
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Nickel Brook Brewing Co
864 Drury Lane,
Burlington, ON L7R 2Y4
Nickel Brook has been one of the leading players in the Ontario craft beer movement since 2005. We've consistently brewed award-winning beers like Naughty Neighbour APA and Head Stock IPA, and a huge selection of seasonal and one-off specialty beers. In 2015, we transformed our original Burlington brewery into the Funk Lab, a facility dedicated solely to small-batch funk and sour beers. Our... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 681-2739
Exterior view of the Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Road West,
Burlington, ON L7T 4H4
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature. The Rock Garden, which dates back to the 1930s, has recently undergone revitalization and now boasts an updated, redesigned look including a dramatic waterfall, new, airy visitor centre, restored... More Info
Open: Year Round
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Phone: (905) 527-1158
Two rows of demi-tasse sized handleless coffee mugs with coffee
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Detour Café
41 King Street West,
Hamilton, ON L9H 1Y5
Since 2010, Detour Café has become a downtown Dundas neighbourhood mainstay. Detour Café's quality-driven approach lends itself to a warm, inviting, welcoming space and with a menu to match! Our focus? We find the best ingredients available to make fantastic food and coffee; almost everything is made from scratch and in-house with the rest sourced from as close to home as possible. Join us! More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (289) 239-8360
Shawn & Ed Brewing Company
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Shawn & Ed Brewing Company
65 Hatt Street,
Dundas, ON L9H 0C1
What Canadian wouldn’t want to put a brewery inside an old curling and skating rink? That's the distinctly Canadian location of Shawn & Ed Brewing Company in the historic and vibrant community of Dundas, Ontario. The brewery includes a small bar with an extensive collection of beer and a retail store. It's also great place to kick back and relax with friends. Shawn & Ed Brewing Company... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (289) 238-9979
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
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Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
116 King Street West,
Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3
Hamilton is known for its myriad of world-renowned golf courses and because of its unique location on the Niagara Escarpment, it also offers scenic waterfall views and naturally beautiful hiking and biking trails. We are connected to all that Hamilton has to offer, from the Hamilton Convention Centre, to Copps Coliseum, Hamilton Place Theatre, Jackson Square Shopping Complex, and Hamilton's... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 529-5515
Toll Free: (800) 514-7101
The Aberdeen Tavern dining room
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The Aberdeen Tavern
432 Aberdeen Avenue,
Hamilton, ON L8P 2S2
Aberdeen Tavern is a big city dining experience, steeped in warm hospitality set in a beautiful old bank setting. With comfort food as our primary focus, Chef Nathaniel Beattie works closely with local farmers and sustainable food importers to ensure the highest of quality is never compromised. We offer a wonderful selection of vintage cocktails made with fresh squeezed juices, along with a... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 523-7707
A tattooed arm shucking oysters on ice
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Two Black Sheep
163 John Street South,
Hamilton, ON L8N 2C3
Two Black Sheep is happy to offer a different kind of bar experience: A light fare of oysters with a variety of garnishes, charcuterie and salumi, a selection of cheeses and other offerings of pickled vegetables and crisps! We serve all of your favourite foreign and local beers by bottle. You'll also love our wine and not-your-typical cocktails - while we do of course, serve the classics, we... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 525-1001
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Mill's Hardware
95 King Street East,
Hamilton, ON L8N 1A9
Mills Hardware is a live music space and event venue located in downtown Hamilton. We are an official venue for the Hamilton Fringe Festival, the BMO AGH World Film Festival, and Supercrawl. Check our schedule for of our live music dates and line-up. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 777-1223
Yummy delicious whole wheat focaccia bread
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Earth To Table Bread Bar
258 Locke Street South,
Hamilton, ON L8P 4B9
Earth to Table: Bread Bar is a living extension of the food philosophy that began when we were writing the Earth to Table cookbook. Earth to Table celebrates what is best about food and is trying to shorten the gap between producers and consumer. Bread Bar celebrates and cooks with the seasons. We offer handcrafted food, made with the finest ingredients for people who want a better quality... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 522-2999
Dundurn Castle exterior
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Dundurn Castle
610 York Blvd,
Hamilton, ON L8R 3H1
Discover this grand Italianate-style villa built in the 1830s on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813. Once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-1856) and his family, today Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 546-2872
The Burnt Tongue's orange exterior sign
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The Burnt Tongue
10 Cannon Street East,
Hamilton, ON L8L 1Z5
The Burnt Tongue is a downtown Hamilton restaurant specializing in delicious and unique soups. Our soup menu changes on a daily basis; check us out on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for the latest flavours or consult our Current Feed on our site for the soups of the day. We also serve frites, burgers, salads, sandwiches and specialty sodas. We're located at 10 Cannon St East near the corner... More Info
Phone: (905) 536-1146
Beer brewing equipment
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MERIT Brewing
77 Barons Ave North,
Hamilton, ON L8R 2K6
Located in the heart of Downtown Hamilton at 107 James St North, MERIT Brewing is a brewery, kitchen, and bottle shop. Guided by a team of ambitious friends, MERIT strives to represent the heart, art, and soul of Hamilton in every beer, every bite, and every experience. Through brewing and culinary techniques, we push flavours and aromas to the forefront of the “why” we brew. From simple to... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 393-1024
Close up of a meal with bread, cheese and meat
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Born and Raised Restaurant, Hamilton
224 James St N,
Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3
Born and Raised is the hip and retro restaurant on James Street North founded by former Top Chef Canada competitor Chef Vittorio Colacitti. The menus feature local, seasonal, and fresh ingredients from Hamilton infused with European and Asian flavours and techniques. A wood-fired oven imported from Italy provides a beautiful focal point that adds to the restaurant's warm, laid-back and... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (289) 768-5233
Collective Arts Brewing
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Collective Arts Brewing
207 Burlington Street East,
Hamilton, ON L8L 4H2
We are a grassroots beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging and seasoned artists, musicians, photographers & filmmakers. Our brewery is dedicated to promote artists and raise creative consciousness through the sociability of craft beer. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (289) 426-2347
Taco featuring sweet potato, bacon, scrambled egg, cheddar and green onions
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Papa Leo's
638 Concession Street,
Hamilton, ON L8V 1B5
Papa Leo's is a local diner with gastro flair! Only the freshest ingredients make it to the plate and all our food is cooked from scratch. Our commitment to keeping things local also extends from our fantastic coffee roasted weekly by Red Hill Coffee Trade to Amanda McIntyre Hamilton-themed showcased art. Our atmosphere provides the ideal setting to meet with family, friends or colleagues for... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (289) 389-7227
Exterior view of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
9280 Airport Road,
Mount Hope, ON L0R 1W0
Kids of all ages will enjoy our interactive displays, including the flight simulators. Be impressed by forty Canadian military aircraft, from vintage World War II biplanes through to modern jets. Many of these rare and famous aircraft, including North America's only operational Avro Lancaster bomber, are flown regularly. The Museum is housed in a state-of-the-art facility at Hamilton... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 679-4183
Toll Free: (877) 347-3359
Beer from Bell City Brewing Company
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Bell City Brewing Company
#9-51 Woodyatt Drive,
Brantford, ON N3R 7K3
Named after the famous inventor and former Brantford resident Alexander Graham Bell, Bell City Brewing Company has been in Brantford since 2015. Many of its brews are named after famous inventors and inventions. Bell City has created numerous innovative brews like the heated Habanero Chili Lager or Cap’n Crunch Ale infused with the popular Cap’n Crunch cereal. Flagship beer include the... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (519) 900-6204
Mash Paddle Brewing Co.
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Mash Paddle Brewing Co.
111 Sherwood Drive Unit 3A,
Brantford, ON N3T 6J9
Mash Paddle Brewing Co. started in a small kitchen where its first batches were brewed with love on a small rental apartment stove. Founder, Theo Scholten quickly outgrew his stove setup and met a fellow brewer that shared the same interests and passion to brew on a larger system. Together with his wife Nicole, they are now creating some of the freshest local beer available in Brantford and... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (289) 253-8157