Cheers: Check Out Guelph Breweries & Distilleries This Fall Season

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Fall Colours, Patios, Tasting Rooms and Retail Stores: Guelph Beer & Spirits are a part of Autumn Tourism

When you meet the owners or employees from any of the craft beer and spirits trades in Guelph Ontario, they all have two things in common; First, a passion for their craft and secondly they love living and working in Guelph.

Ontario’s fall season is one of the most beautiful in Canada and a visit to Guelph will not disappoint. If you are willing to explore some incredible craft brew and distilleries, Guelph has exactly what you are looking for. If you can’t make the drive (which is just over an hour from the Greater Toronto Area) you can connect with them online and order any of their product delivered to your home or check out the brands at the LCBO or The Beer Store. Below you will find 5 of Guelph’s producers.

Sleeman Tap Room

Sleeman Tap Room & Retail Store in Guelph open 7 Days a week.

The Sleeman brewing tradition in Canada extends back to 1834 when John H. Sleeman arrived in Ontario from Cornwall, England. By 1851, he started the first Sleeman brewery to be located in Guelph, Ontario, brewing small 100-barrel batches. Fast forward 170 years and you can now shop online or visit Sleeman’s Retail Store and Tap Room at 551 Clair Rd West, Guelph, Ontario. 

Open 7 days a week, Sleeman’s Retail Store and Tap Room sells all your favourite Sleeman brews by the pack and by the pint. Enjoy sipping a pint on their brewery patio or take home a 32 oz, fresh-filled crowlers of your favourite Sleeman Brew. 

Looking for some great “bar swag”? Sleeman has an amazing selection of glassware, gift cards and wearables that are perfect for every Sleeman drinker. Tours to commence again in 2022. 

New and in stock for this Autumn is the always popular Sleeman Fall Selections Pack. Get some today before it’s gone!

If you have any other questions about the Sleeman Retail Store, Tap Room, tours and delivery, please call (519) 822-1834 or click here to visit the Sleeman Tap Room

Sleeman Retail Store & Tap Room

551 Clair Rd W, Guelph, ON


Wellington Brewery

Visit the Wellington Beer Garden and Tap Room for an award-winning lineup of craft beers paired with artisanal charcuterie and cheese boards. With 16 different beers on tap and a great snack menu, Wellington Brewery is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a pint. The brewery is open daily 11am-7pm.

Located in Guelph, Wellington Brewery is one of Canada’s original craft brewers. Since 1985 the brewery has become known for their award-winning year-round lineup as well as their creative small-batch seasonal beers. This fall they are celebrating their 36th year as an independently owned craft brewery. 

2021 has been a big year for Wellington Brewery with some national and international awards. The brewery took home 5 medals in the U.S. Open Beer Championship including 2 Gold Medals and 3 Silver Medals which earned a 4th place overall ranking in this international brewing competition. And at the Canadian Brewing Awards in September, Wellington took home a Bronze medal for their year-round Helles Lager. Look for these award-winning beers at the LCBO, The Beer Store, and select grocery stores across Ontario or better yet, pop by the brewery for a visit. 

Can’t visit the brewery? Order your beer online with free local delivery on orders over $75 and flat-rate Ontario-wide shipping on orders over $50. It’s never been easier to get fresh craft beer delivered to your door, shop online at

Wellington Brewery

950 Woodlawn Road West
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Phone: (519) 837-2337
Toll-Free: (800)-576-3853

Royal City Brewing

Fantastic Options to try some of Ontario’s best craft brews from Royal City Brewing. Visit their incredible new Beer Garden which is still open for the fall. The Beer Garden allows you bring your own food (BYOF) or check out the great list of local restaurant menus available to browse allowing you to order direct to your table.

You can also stop in and visit The Ward Room. Chat with the super knowledgeable staff who can walk you through the profiles of all beers available at Royal City Brewery. A must-stop for your Guelph craft brewery taste tour. Keep checking the website when tours of the brewery will be back up and running for the general public.


  • Monday to Friday delivery to the Guelph area is Free. 
  • Brantford | Woodstock | London | Stratford: Free delivery every other Tuesday.  
  • Puslinch | Oakville | Burlington | Milton | Ancaster | Waterdown | Hamilton | Stoney Creek | Grimsby | Fonthill | St. Catharines | Niagara: Free delivery every Wednesday.  
  • Elmira | Kitchener | Waterloo | Cambridge | Breslau:  Free delivery every Thursday.  
  • Rockwood | Acton | Georgetown | Brampton | Caledon | Orangeville | Erin | Fergus | Elora: Free delivery every Friday.

Other than Guelph, all other deliveries require a minimum $40 order. Please order by 3 PM the day prior to your scheduled date for FREE delivery. Check Royal City Delivery for dates in your region.  

Every spring, for the past 6 years, The Ward Room at Royal City Brewing is filled with baby hop plants for those looking to be a part of something amazing. People make a $10 donation in exchange for a hop plant to grow in their backyard. Funds are donated to the Autism Behavioural Services in Fergus Ontario. Today, these plants have been harvested from hundreds of backyards and are now a part of Royal City’s delicious seasonal brew. Order the Community Brew for pick up or delivery here.

To learn more about Royal City Brewing, please visit their website ROYAL CITY BREWING

Royal City Brewery

199 Victoria Road South Unit C8

Guelph Ontario



Experience the time-honoured spirit of traditional distillation.  Escape to a cozy, inviting atmosphere with exceptional service and a curated menu at The Ward Bar offering indoor and outdoor dining options.

The staff at Spring Mill Distillery are educated and personal answering any of your questions about their amazing Vodka and Gin. The staff have excellent drink suggestions and make you feel very welcome at The Ward Bar.

Incredible history, amazing mood, excellent food and drink options at Guelph’s newest distillery. Well worth a visit.

Waiting for Spring Mill Whiskey?

First Whiskey Release countdown (clock) click here.

Place an order for curbside pickup! It’s fast and easy! Click here to visit online store.

Also available at the LCBO click here for options.

Spring Mill Distillery
43 Arthur Street South
Unit A Guelph
(226) 780-2215


REAL TASTE. REAL SPIRITS. Premium Canadian spirits, hand-crafted with careDixon’s Distilled Spirits is an award-winning craft distillery located in Guelph, Ontario. Inspired by the rich heritage of Ontario’s agricultural heartland, we use the finest locally-grown ingredients to produce our premium lineup of wicked smooth, small-batch spirits.

Visit the distillery and taste the difference for yourself. Or look for our premium gin, vodka and whisky products at an LCBO store near you.

Dixon’s Distillery

355 Elmira Rd N, Guelph, Unit 106


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