The small fishing village of Erieau, Ontario, known for its boating and vacationing has made a name for itself in the world of micro brewing. Erieau’s livelihood is fishing and tourism, and until July 2012 it was missing just one thing; a local brewery right smack dab on the bay. Bayside Brewing Co. has the locals singing its praises and has contributed a great deal to this scenic and laid back village.
The brewery is housed in the historical former locale, Tilt ‘N’ Hilt ‘N’ Hotel, which was known to villagers as a place to gather with friends for a cold beer. This legendary venue was stripped of its many layers of paint and fully renovated to its current state which is a modern and cozy cabin- like brew pub on the bay. With the birth of Bayside Brewing Co. has come the creation of Long Pond Lager and their delicious fire wood pizza to pair. I popped into Bayside when I went back home to Ontario before the holidays and had my first sip of this refreshing lager. The brew has a hint of crisp apple notes and with one sip I could tell that it’s the ideal thirst quencher for the hot summer heat.
If you find yourself in the Erieau area, be sure to drop in for a visit and try their brew while getting lost in conversation with the very friendly locals .