FORBES: ‘Toasting to Ottawa, Canada’s capital of beer’


Forbes Travel Guide is gushing about Ottawa’s craft beer scene, highlighting some of the best breweries, tours, brew pubs and festivals.

Canada’s national capital, Ottawa, now has one of the country’s most active craft beer scenes, with nearly two dozen small-batch breweries and beer-focused experiences in and around the city.

Though you’d be remiss to visit Ottawa and not tour its stellar national museums, including the Canadian Museum of History and the National Gallery of Canada, you can — and should — take a break from your sightseeing with a craft brew or two.

One of the city’s newest microbreweries, Flora Hall Brewing occupies a beautifully restored historic building with a garage-door-style window that opens to the street. Sample the Farmhouse Saison, Oatmeal Stout, North East IPA and other pours along with bar-style bites in the multi-level tasting room.

Dog and Pony Brewlab is in the kitchen of Union Local 613, a good-time joint serving barbecue ribs, fried chicken and other updated classics from the American South. Try the Gamma Blaster, a citrus IPA.

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OttawaStart Staff


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