Niagara is more than just wine country. With our boutique-like breweries all over the region, the craft beer industry is alive and well! The Niagara Ale Trail is your guide to the must-visit offerings in the area, both established and new to the local craft scene. Plan your brewery visits with our Ale Trail map – perfect for your day trip around the Niagara or an extended Beercation!
Great things grow in Niagara, that’s why it’s the perfect place for breweries to grow their hops and brew their beers. When you support Niagara Ale Trail breweries, you’re supporting local business and agriculture. So drink up, and show some local love!
Craft brewmasters love their IPA’s and many new variations are popping up on the Ale Trail.
Steeped in tradition you will find some of the locals honing their European styles: wheat beer that blends from German hefeweizens and Belgian witbiers are best served with a fresh round of lemon while enjoying the views from the patios across Niagara.
Downtown St Catharines is a perfect stroll for the craft beer afficianado. Start at the Merchant Ale House and make your way down the main drag, popping into the Meridian Centre for a pint and hockey or basketball game, or catch a performance and grab a pint at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The Film House is one of the only in Niagara where you can enjoy a pint with your popcorn and film! Kully’s is a great sports bar filled with Niagara Ale and soon the World Cup will be occupying their screens!