Have you heard? The county of Prescott-Russell has become a go-to destination for beer lovers, complementing its growing culinary and agro-tourism businesses wonderfully…what better way to beat the summer heat than a drive into the region for beer, cheese, wine, fruits and berries, and so much more!
In about the time it takes to “down a pint”, Embrun, in the township of Russell, has instantly become a beer destination! With two new microbreweries opening up in June, the Tuque de Broue and Etienne Brulé breweries have revitalized the community in the space of a few weeks! Both are open to the public and are offering new – and quite tasty if I might add – IPAs, lagers, stouts and other types of beers that you’ll definitely want to sample.
Also, with the addition of the Half Pint Pub a few months ago, the community has adopted all three businesses very quickly. I’ve been to all of them, of course, and it’s wonderful to see how everyone has collaborated in order to bring these businesses to fruition, and the instant popularity of each just shows how a small municipality can quickly become a tourism destination through unique great ideas, entrepreneurship and perseverance.
As Ottawa 2017’s official beer, its recent push into the Quebec market and being Canada’s largest organic micro-brewery, Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Co., based in Vankleek Hill, has recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary and has paved the way for so many microbreweries across the region and the province. And with the ascending popularity of Cassel Brewery in Casselman, the region has the potential of being a brew-lover’s paradise. I see great things for the region’s agro, culinary attractions and businesses… meanwhile, let’s lift our glasses to the success of our four awesome breweries in the rural Ottawa region!