Local restaurants and beer lovers are embracing a fresh wave of Caledon craft breweries – with inventive recipes and meaningful branding behind their budding reputations.
Hops forward: Gail and Phil Winters started as organic hops growers on their Caledon farm. Now, their GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co. is set to become a must-visit brewery and bottle shop.
The family affair: At Caledon Hills Brewing Company, brewmaster Stefan Riedelsheimer and his son Sebastian craft fresh European-style beers that keep earning them new fans.
By their bootstraps: Troy Baxter, Mike Nuttall and Grace Wilkinson of Badlands Brewing Company make hoppy, hazy ales in small batches that sell out as fast as they can make them.
The new player: Sonnen Hill Brewing’s Calum Hill plans to create the kind of drinkable, hoppy brews he learned to make while studying and working in the U.K.
Chef Derrick Shedlosky has tweaked this classic ever so slightly, adding fresh chopped sage leaf and swapping out cognac and red wine for sherry.