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Walkerville Brewery, Windsor

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A place of heritage, community and of course – great hand crafted beer. Our history begins with Hiram Walker; a man better known as the manufacturer of great spirits including the world famous Canadian Club whiskey. Something many people don’t know is that Mr. Walker was also a beer man, and had a keen eye for the finer things in life. So when he opened the original Walkerville Brewery in 1890, he told the citizens and workers of his company and city that he would provide an ‘Honest Beer”. What he meant was anything produced from his brewery would only be crafted of the finest ingredients – no exceptions. Over 120 years later, we brew our beer with the same ideology using unpasteurised single batches, no artificial preservatives, flavours or colour to provide beer lovers with premium, fresh hand crafted brew. Today’s Brewery operates in one of Mr. Walker’s original buildings known as “Surge Plant 16”. Once an overflow storage facility for the production of whisky, this re-purposed 18,000 square foot facility is now home to the finest beer produced in Essex County and includes a tap room, community space and a retail shop.

Tours: Saturdays (or by appointment): 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm & 5 pm, $7

The tour includes a guided historical tour of the brewery, a sampling of beers available, and a 12 Oz. glass of beer of your choice to enjoy.
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  • My husband and I stopped in to kill some time in the afternoon. It was very cozy and the bartender was extremely helpful and pleasant. We each tried flights. I enjoyed the cider and the scotch beer... 
    My husband and I stopped in to kill some time in the afternoon. It was very cozy and the bartender was extremely helpful and pleasant. We each tried flights. I enjoyed the cider and the scotch beer...  more »
  • Such a great place to go, I went with my daughters here and it was just wonderful! Great place to have some tasty beer & have some laughs. 
    Such a great place to go, I went with my daughters here and it was just wonderful! Great place to have some tasty beer & have some laughs.  more »
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  • Always a great time. Beer is delicious and always plentiful. Maximize what you're able to try by getting a flight!
  • Been a few times when I'm in Windsor, had tours before COVID, enjoyed many different beers and ciders. It can be a little louder with a full crowd but it's all part of the experience. Always friendly staff whether staying for a beer or two or just popping into the bottle shop!

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