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Provincial Programs & Information
Federal Regulations, Acts & Information
Beer Home Delivery
Women in Beer
Tour Companies
Homebrewing Stores
Homebrewing Clubs


Ontario Craft Brewers: Provincial association representing Ontario’s craft breweries.

Ontario Craft Cider Association: Provincial association representing Ontario’s cider producers.

Ontario Craft Distillers Association: Provincial association representing Ontario’s spirits producers.

Beer Canada: Information and statistics on the beer category and advocates on behalf of its members at the federal and international level.

Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance


Provincial Programs and Information

Beer Manufacturers/Microbrewers and Brands List – Ontario Ministry of Finance: This list will enable consumers to identify brands of beer made by microbrewers that are subject to the beer tax rates applicable to beer made by microbrewers.

Beer and Wine Tax Rates – Ontario Ministry of Finance: The beer volume tax is calculated based on the volume of beer purchased, regardless of whether the beer purchased is draft beer or non-draft beer.


Federal Regulations, Acts and Information

Canadian Brewery Industry Overview – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Brewery Regulations (C.R.C., c. 565) – Department of Justice

Excise Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. E-14) – Department of Justice

Food and Drugs Act (F-27)

Food and Drug Regulations (C.R.C., c. 870)

Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (C-38)

Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations (C.R.C., c. 417)

CFIA: Food Labelling for Industry

CFIA: Food Labelling for Consumers



Canadian Beer News



Ontario Hop Growers Association (OHGA):  Not-for-profit association of hop growers, families and enthusiasts who are interested in supporting the growth of the hop industry in Ontario.

Growing Hops in Ontario [Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food]

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Ontario Agriculture:  Advancing agriculture and networking in Ontario.

Ontario Federation of Agricultre: Canada’s largest voluntary farm organization representing the interest of Ontario farm families.

Sustain Ontario: Province-wide, cross-sectoral alliance that promotes healthy food and farming.



Prud’homme Beer Certification – A multi-level certification leading to ‘beer sommelier’ for enthusiasts and industry professionals.

Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Canada’s first and only teaching brewery, a 2-year college diploma program.


Beer Home Delivery

The Brew Box Co. [All-Ontario]

Brew Wagon [Peterborough and surrounding Kawartha area]

See Ontario Brewers Directory for participating breweries.



Ontario Brewing Awards

Golden Tap Awards

Canadian Brewing Awards

Canadian Craft Beer Awards


Women in Beer

Barley’s Angels Toronto Chapter

BrewGals – Windsor

Ladies Pint Out – Toronto

Society of Beer Drinking Ladies – Toronto

The Fem Ales – Waterloo Region


613BeerCast: An Ottawa Beer Podcast

Hops & Bros

Toronto Beer Podcast


Tour Companies

Brew Tours [Toronto, Barrie & Muskoka)

Old Toronto Beer Tour


Homebrewing Stores

Beer Grains Supply Co. [Online-only]

Brew North [Toronto]

Brewer’s Pantry [Bowmanville]

Canadian Homebrew Supplies [Brampton]

Shortfinger Brewing Co. [Waterloo]

Toronto Brewing Co. [Toronto]


Homebrewing Clubs

Canadian Amateur Brewers Association

GTA Brews

London Homebrewers Guild

True Grist Homebrewers Club (Guelph, Cambridge, and Kitchener-Waterloo)


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