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. _