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​With a growing number of breweries in the region, it's safe to say that the craft beer movement isn't just booming in Simcoe County, it's BOOMING everywhere! From light lagers to bold hops, there is something for everyone.  With natural aquifers and springs, and fertile soils, Simcoe County boasts award-winning ciders, voted best in Canada breweries, and the newest state-of-the-art wineries and distilleries.

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Saints & Sinners Bootleggers Run Trail 

Simcoe, Bruce and Grey Counties are experiencing a major beverage renaissance. Once a hotbed for bootleggers during Prohibition, the area now boasts several thriving (and completely above-board) drink producers. Wineries, distilleries, craft breweries and cideries are using locally-grown grapes, potatoes and apples to produce some of the best beverages in North America. The multiple awards our producers have brought home is ample proof that we brew it right. Use the Saints and Sinners map to find your way around Simcoe, Bruce and Grey Counties to tour farms and facilities, enjoy tastings, pairings or full meals, and pick up a huge variety of beverages to bring home. You can also enjoy home-grown festivals and events that celebrate the very best of the area.

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 Our 2018 Saints & Sinners Trail map includes:

Beattie’s Distillers
Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery
Black Bellows
Canadian Mist Collingwood
Distillery
Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery
The Collingwood Brewery
Creemore Springs Brewery
Duntroon Cyder House
Duxbury Cider Co.
Georgian Hills Vineyards
Heritage Estate Winery & Cidery
Hoity Toity Cellars
Kilannan Brewing Company
MacLean's Ales Inc.
Mudtown Station Brewery/Restaurant
Neustadt Springs Brewery
Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen
Northwinds Brewpub and Craft Beer Store
Outlaw Brew Co.
Redline Brewhouse
The Roost Wine Company
Side Launch Brewing Company
Thornbury Beverage Company
Tobermory Brewing Co. & Grill
Wasaga Beach Brewing Company and Beach Bar
Windswept Cider


Press Release

Simcoe County's craft brewing scene featured at Toronto Christmas Market 

                                           

Midhurst/November 20, 2018 – Tourism Simcoe County, working with BruceGreySimcoe Tourism and many of the area's beverage producers, is helping showcase the area's Saints and Sinner Bootleggers Run at the Toronto Christmas Market, occurring weekends from November 16 to December 23, 2018 in the Distillery District.

This is the first time beverage producers from the three counties have been invited to participate in what is known as one of North America's largest Christmas Markets. Twenty of the area's 26 craft beer, wine, cider and spirits producers are featured at the event, providing exposure for the Saints and Sinners trail and the local alcohol beverage production sector.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase our experiences and local products in the GTA," said Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall. “Our involvement is just one of the many regional tourism initiatives that our team supports to help bring visitors, tourism dollars and new experiences to our region."

Saints and Sinner Bootleggers Run trail started in 2014 with 10 producers, it has grown to 26 producers batching beer, cider, wine and spirits across the region. The trail taps into the area's historic connection to prohibition, as smugglers used the many inlets and waterways in and throughout Georgian Bay to transport alcohol. Now the region has a budding craft alcohol scene, award winning products and a number of interesting experiences relating to the history of alcohol production. Learn more about the trail and how you can take the tour at www.experience.simcoe.ca.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager, Communications
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)
Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca

Saints & Sinners Bootleggers' Run

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