Opened to the public in June 2009, Black Creek Historic Brewery is located in the heart of beautiful Black Creek Pioneer Village. Here we have recreated a working brewery, as it would have been in the mid-1800s. Our brewers, in period costume, handcraft the same ales and porters enjoyed in Ontario’s country villages before Confederation.
Visitors to the Village can enjoy a lively brewery tour led by our knowledgeable interpreters. This unique historic tour ends with a tasting of authentic period ales, and visitors are welcome to stay afterwards to enjoy a cold pint in our cozy on-site pub, or take home a Growler of beer - a 64-ounce refillable jug that was commonly used in the 1800s to transport beer. Cheers!
The Ultimate Canadian Craft Beer Experience takes you on a taste-filled trip from the 1860s to present day, as you explore the flavours and history of stouts, porters, ales and lagers. Head to your first stop--the Black Oak Brewery. Join the owner himself as he explains the craft brewing process on a tour of his brewery and taste his award-winning beers. Next, travel back to the 1860s at the Black Creek Historic Brewery. Learn how beer was made over a hundred years ago, ask the brewmaster questions and sample suds brewed following authentic, historic recipes. After a three-course lunch, it's off to the Mill Street Brewery. See one of the most modern craft brewing facilities in the country and try award-winning creations including Toronto's only organic beer. For your final stop, rendezvous in the Royal York Hotel bar for conversation and a one-of-a-kind pint--Royal Stinger, made using honey produced by the rooftop hives of the hotel. The Ultimate Canadian Craft Beer Experience is proud to be a Canadian Signature Experience.