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The Best Breweries in Prince Edward County

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Over the last decade, Prince Edward County has become an increasingly popular tourist destination in Ontario. Mostly known for its sandy beaches and award-winning wineries, the area has recently become a hotspot for craft breweries. These breweries make perfect pit-stops when exploring all the fantastic things to do in Prince Edward County.

Prince Edward County Breweries

Barley Days Brewery 

Barley Days Brewery, one of the best breweries in Prince Edward County
Barley Days Brewery serves some of the best beer in Picton by ActiveSteve on Flickr

​13730 Loyalist Parkway, Picton, ON K0K 2T0  
+1 613-476-PINT(7468)

Barley Days Brewery is located in Picton and holds the title of the first Craft Brewery in Prince Edward County. Known for their diverse selection of craft beers, Barley Days produces a new beer each season. Short tours are offered by the knowledgeable staff at Barley Days Brewery which educates guests about the beer-making process. With a selection of 8 beers on tap, visitors can enjoy a tasting in the taproom or a pint on the outdoor patio. Inside the taproom, guests can also check out the large selection of promotional merchandise and beer-related accessories.

Hours: Varies seasonally
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Parsons Brewing Company

876 County Road 49, Picton, ON K0K 2T0  
+1 613-476-9977

Parsons Brewing Company is a small family-owned brewery located in the heart of Prince Edward County.  An up and coming farm-like facility, Parsons Brewing Company opened in 2016 and has since made a name for themselves in the region. The property features two stunning 150-year old heritage buildings which have been repurposed as the bottle shop and taproom. There is a lovely beer garden serving authentic Mexican cuisine and more than 15 beers on tap. Local wines and cider are also available. Games such as horseshoes, tetherball, bean bag toss, and ping pong are set up outdoors for guests to enjoy, and there is a playground for children. 

Hours: Varies seasonally
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

555 Brewing Company

124 Main Street Picton, ON K0K 2T0  
+1 613-476-5556

The 555 Brewing Company is centrally located on the main street in downtown Picton, Ontario. This popular brewpub features an indoor dining room and a large outdoor patio which is perfect for grabbing a bite to eat after a day of sightseeing.  With a simple menu consisting of pizzas, salads, and flatbreads, 555 Brewing places emphasis on their unique, handcrafted beers.

Hours: Sunday – Thursday  11 am – 8 pm
Friday – Saturday   11 am – 9 pm
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Dogs are permitted on the patio

Lake on the Mountain Brewing Company 

11369 Loyalist Pkwy, Prince Edward, ON K0K 2T0  
+1 613-476-1321

Lake on the Mountain Brewing Company is one of the pioneers of craft brewing in Prince Edward County. Since their opening in 2007, Lake on the Mountain Brewing Company has grown in popularity and expanded their production facility. The property features a charming taproom and two onsite restaurants, one of which is also a hotel.  A lovely beer garden is located adjacent to the pond at the rear of the property where visitors can enjoy their natural surroundings. Prior to 2016, their beers were only sold at The Inn at Lake on the Mountain as well as The Miller House, which has one of the most breathtaking views in the County from 200 m above Prince Edward Bay.

Hours: Varies seasonally
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

Prince Eddy’s Brewing Company 

13 Macsteven Dr Prince Edward, ON K0K 2T0  
+1 613-438-5973

Situated in Picton’s Industrial Park, Prince Eddy’s Brewing Company is easily one of the best breweries in Prince Edward County.  A remarkable 2-storey tasting room overlooks their state of the art production facility, providing visitors with the ultimate experience. Prince Eddy’s Brewing Company has a coastal vibe perfect for relaxing after a day at one of Prince Edward County’s popular beaches. Their large outdoor patio area features an outdoor kitchen, volleyball court, and even a stage for live music.  

Hours: Varies seasonally
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Midtown Brewing Company 

266 Main Street, Unit A  Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
+1 613-399-1001

Relatively new to the Prince Edward County craft brewery scene is the Midtown Brewing Company in Wellington, Ontario.  This small micro-brewery has a family-friendly atmosphere with common seating areas instead of individual tables. Parents will love relaxing and sampling a flight of beer while the kids enjoy the children’s play area. Midtown Brewing Company serves up the best hamburgers and offers a small selection of beers on tap, including those produced at other local Prince Edward County breweries. Tours of the facility are available but must be arranged in advance. 

Hours: Varies seasonally
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

The County Cider Company

657 Bongards Crossroads Picton, ON
+1 613-476-1022

Established in 1995, the County Cider Company specializes in producing hard cider. With more than 12 varieties of apple trees grown among 40 acres of orchards, the County Cider Company produces roughly 350,000 litres of cider each year. County Cider Companys outdoor patio restaurant has panoramic views of Prince Edward Bay which make it a lovely spot to enjoy a meal and sample award-winning ciders 

Hours: Varies seasonally. The patio is weather dependent. Please call ahead if there is a bad weather forecast.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

Apple Falls Cider Company

1633 County Rd 3, Carrying Place, ON K0K 1L0  
+1 613-242-8433

The Apple Falls Cider Co is situated within The Campbell’s Orchard & Country Market in the northern part of Prince Edward County. Using 100% hand-picked apples from Campbell’s Orchards, the Apple Falls Cider Co produces only the finest-quality cider. Five varieties of cider are available for tastings and come at a reasonable price of $1 each. Tours of Apple Falls Cider Co and Campbell’s Orchards are available by booking in advance. Tours provide visitors with education about their traditional cider-making process and include a walk-through of the facility and tastings of all available ciders (even those in progress!) 

Hours: Varies seasonally
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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