Opened to the public in June 2009 in the Halfway House Inn is Black Creek Historic Brewery. Here they recreated a working brewery, as it would have been in the mid-1800s. Their brewers, in period costume, handcraft the same ales and porters enjoyed in Ontario’s country villages before Confederation.
Visitors can sample the beer at cellar temperature, the way it was enjoyed in the past, or drink a chilled pint in the pub, the way many people prefer it today. Either way, you’ll be tasting the authentic flavours of ales and porters made by hand, using only natural ingredients and genuine period recipes.
In the 1860s there were 155 registered breweries in Ontario, and countless smaller operations. Black Creek Historic Brewery is the first in this province to replicate the brewing processes of that era, when there was no electricity or refrigeration, no stainless steel tanks or bottling plants.
More information can be found here: http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca/