This winter is the perfect time to getaway & enjoy Niagara’s growing craft beer scene.  In addition to wineries, & distilleries we offer excellent craft cider too! The Niagara Ale Trail is your guide to the established and new local craft breweries!

Niagara produces some of the most unique craft brews utilizing seasonal fruits and variety of brewing techniques. Over 18 craft breweries to choose from makes Niagara the perfect getaway for any beer lover. And if you need to work off the cold ones then you have a great selection of bike trails and golf courses – and of course, no visit is complete without checking out Niagara Falls.
Stay in St Catharines, the heart of the region and the birthplace of Niagara’s Ale Trail. The Merchant Ale House has been brewing on site for over 2.5 decades and has an innovative menu, live music and a great atmosphere to kickstart your visit!

Where to Stay: Tourism St. Catharines
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What better place to start your Niagara Ale Trail journey than where it all started, in downtown St. Catharines at the Merchant Ale House? With Cold Break Brewing just down the street, and Lock Street Brewery a short drive away in Port Dalhousie.

From St. Catharines, whether you head toward Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls, south to Port Colborne and Fort Erie, or west to Twenty Valley, there’s a great Niagara brewery to try – and tons of fantastic dining en route!