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The Ultimate Beer Cookbook

Do you want to jazz up your recipe repertoire this season?

Breweries across Southwestern Ontario use time-honoured brewing methods to produce distinguished, deeply-flavoured craft brews. These brews pair seamlessly with locally sourced foods from the region and are the inspiration for the Ontario’s Southwest Craft Beer Cookbook.

The cookbook feature both meat and vegetarian dishes and is a must for your meal inspiration this summer…oh and p.s., it’s totally F-R-E-E!

Click Here to Download The Ontario’s Southwestern Craft Beer Cookbook

Here are some the Award-winning breweries featured in the cookbook:

Walkerville Brewery

Walkerville Brewery

Location: Walkerville Brewery 525 Argyle Road, Windsor, Ontario, Canada


Featured Label: Loophole Ale

Description: Light in body and dry, this Kölsch–style ale is a true “session” beer. Dry–hopped for accentuated hop aroma, this slightly fruity clean–tasting ale delivers a tingling, refreshing tang in the finish. Though the bitterness is accentuated by it’s dryness, this delicately balanced beer is both thirst quenching and satisfying.

Recipe: Loophole Ale Beef Stew (Recipe by: Rinos Kitchen & Ale House, Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

Experience the heritage of Walkerville, the contributions of the Walker family to the area and a look at the brewing industry in Windsor/Essex from the late 1800’s to today. Learn about the brewing process and enjoy samples of the available beer over some great conversation.

The Blue Elephant Craft Brew House

The Blue Elephant Craft Brew House

Location: 96 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada


Featured Label: Gentlemen’s Pilsner

Description: This pale yellow, original Pilsner was inspired by, and brewed for, the Mumford and Sons “Gentlemen of the Road” stopover in Simcoe, Ontario. A distinct hop aroma combines with a hint of graininess and light, refreshing flavour.

Recipe: Brew’d & Stew’d Smoked Tomato Bisque

In 2012 the Blue Elephant opened its doors to their Microbrewery to become Norfolk’s first-and-only “Tied House” (Pub + Microbrewery), crafting beers that used the same commitment to fresh, locally-grown ingredients as their restaurant.  The Blue Elephant serves up full-bodied lager as well as a menu of locally sourced foods made-to-order. Enjoy high quality local and international cuisine customized to suit any dietary restrictions or personal tastes.

Bayside Brewing Co.

Bayside Brewing Co.

Location: 970 Ross Lane, Erieau, Ontario, Canada


Featured Label: Long Pond Lager

Description: Made with all natural ingredients, this traditional Canadian Lager with its golden hue is a smooth, refreshing beer with a slightly sweet finish. Using nothing but the finest Canadian barley malts and wheat grain, this hand– crafted brew delivers full body flavour and balance.

Recipe: Bayside Long Pond Croque

Since 2012, Bayside Brewing Co. has been brewing premium craft beer while reinvesting in our local village of Erieau, as well as the wider municipality of Chatham-Kent. All of Bayside Brewing Co.’s adjuncts are locally-sourced and the finest on the market. Chatham-Kent is the farming center of Ontario, and we are lucky to have the best produce around. Bayside Brewing Co. also serves up locally sourced foods which guests can pair with their unique selection of craft beers in the Bayside BrewPub.

This post was sponsored by Cottage4Me Vacation Rentals on Beautiful Lake St. Clair, Ontario, Canada. Just a short drive away from  Walkerville Brewery and Bayside Brewing Co.!


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