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With a selection of over 300 beers, Bottlescrew Bill's Old English Pub is proud to have their beers from 35 countries. They have a "Travel around the world with 80 beers" passport that the guests need to sign up for at a fee of CAD5. The signed up guests can try 80 different beers on every visit and get that stamped on their beer passport by the server. Few of those are imported beers from such obscure beer-producing nations as Slovakia and Trinidad. The cozy surroundings, including a warm fireplace room, ensure that your drinking is done in comfort. And if that third bottle of Polish brew has got you hungry, Bill's menu includes tasty pub fare.
A traditional English pub in the heart of the city, Ship and Anchor attracts a heady mix of clientele from students and professionals to locals and expatriates, and it's not without a good reason. The pub has an excellent roster of live bands, jam sessions, karaoke nights as well as other special events like the Annual Limericks contest and the Music Festival. The amazingly diverse selection of beer including a good number of local brews has something for everyone while the homely food on offer is a satisfying affair. Games are broadcast live on the big screen for sports enthusiasts. For an airier setting, settle down on the breezy patio. Jam sessions draw a host of talent who perform solo or with a backup. Also check out the fun mix of cocktails, hang out and shoot the breeze!
Walk into WURST and you’ll be overcome by a warm and rustic Bavarian vibe. A restaurant and a beer garden wrapped into one, this joint has plenty of fun up its sleeve. Get your fill of delicious German dishes, from pretzels to bratwurst, jagerschnitzel and more. Wash it down with some of their flavorsome selection of European beers. Their hearty brunch is worth a try, too. One can also book the premises for private parties and celebrations.
The brainchild of a few committed friends, the Village Brewery bottles local brews that have gone on to become favorites in bars across the country. Sample their custom creations, namely the Village Blonde, Blacksmith and Wit, at the tap room after taking a tour of the premise. A label that supports local talent, the brewery often hosts events and music schedules where people come to enjoy, among other things, good music and real good ale.
Established in 1996, the Wild Rose Brewery has been delighting beer-lovers with fine quality craft brews. Velvet Fog, a Canadian Wheat Ale, WRaspberry Ale, made from real raspberry fruit and Stout are few of the gorgeous golden wonders brewed here. Take a tour around to find out the secret behind the brewing process. Once you're done exploring the brewery, head out to the delightful taproom and enjoy the fine brews in the company of beer-lovers. To accompany the brews is an above average food menu that has something for everyone. For those who wish to take their draft beer home, Wild Rose has engineered an ingenious contraption called the Party Pig, which stores and dispenses your favorite beer.
Wanting more of a variety in his beer choices, Ed McNally set up shop and started crafting his own brews in 1985. Today, over a dozen types of beer are brewed at Big Rock Brewery, to perfection without compromise, with only the finest ingredients available. The brewery is open for tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1:30p as well as evening tours on Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30p. Located at the brewery is Big Rock Grill, the onsite restaurant that offers North American and European cuisine that pairs excellently with the handcrafted brews.