Peterborough is a fantastic city full of unique experiences, shops, and venues—so what better way for future Nature’s Edge homeowners to explore the electric city than through a brews tour? Next time you’re wondering where to get a delicious craft beer in Peterborough, look no further than one of the local breweries. We’ve highlighted some local favourites below to help plan your next night out or your afternoon on the patio. For those who prefer something other than beer, keep reading to discover some of the other delectable options for a drink at the edge of nature and city.
Location: 294 Charlotte St
Features: Dine-in · Takeout
Built upon the tradition of craft brewing excellence in Peterborough, Publican House is a family-owned brewery where quality and local ingredients come together to create a slew of unique, award-winning brews. Head to Publican House to pick-up some delicious drinks from their store or stop by the brewpub for some refreshing drinks, inspired food, and live music on their expansive patio—feel free to bring your pup along to their dog-friendly patio!
To Drink: Paddler’s Ale
A refreshing ale with a hint of citrus, coarse filtered for a unique flavour experience. A portion of each can sold will go directly to the Canadian Canoe Museum to support the ongoing sustainability of the museum.
To Eat: Coconut Red Curry
Chickpeas, cauliflower, and veggies in a red curry coconut broth with basmati rice and flatbread; it pairs perfectly with the Paddler’s Ale.
Location: 687 Rye St Unit 6
Features: Curbside pickup · Delivery
Located near scenic Harper Park, Haven Brewing is a haven for craft beer lovers and outdoor aficionados everywhere. Enjoy any one of their exceptional beers in their lively backyard beer garden or check out the bottle shop to bring a taste of the brewery home with you.
To Drink: Amber Märzen Lager
An Amber Lager with a rich, German malt aroma flavour. Based on a traditional Oktoberfest beer called the Märzen.
To Drink: Mr. Grim R’IPA
Beautifully balanced, Mr. Grim R'IPA, one of the best IPAs in Peterborough, has a solid malt backbone with a pine hop punch.
Electric Ale is the official beer of Electric City FC, Peterborough's new Women’s & Men’s League1 professional soccer club.
Location: 4-649 The Parkway
Features: Curbside pickup · No-contact delivery
American Pale Ales, Stouts, Lagers, and more—if you’re looking to enjoy the delicious and refreshing taste of draft beer at home, look no further than Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. Those living at Nature’s Edge in Peterborough can enjoy getting same-day delivery of their favourite brew, merch, and more!
To Drink: Common Loon: APA
A smooth sipping APA, with hints of citrus and tropical fruits balanced with lightly toasted bread and fresh-cut hay.
To Drink: Sweet Tooth: Ginger Molasses Cookie
This stout beer was brewed using molasses, lactose, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and home-baked ginger molasses cookies.
Tip: Layer these two beers to make your own eclectic Black and Tan!
Location: 99 Hunter St E
Offerings: Gin, Vodka, Whiskeys, and more!
Lovingly produced in the heartland of Central Ontario, Black’s Distillery offers 100% all-natural spirits for the liquor connoisseur, as well as cocktail kits, flavoured syrups, and more.
Location: 260 County Rd 2, Bailieboro, ON
Offerings: Orange wine, Baco Noir, Marquette and more!
Less than a half-hour from Nature’s Edge is Rolling Grape Vinyard, a luscious vineyard where unique varieties of exceptional grapes become delectable wines. Stop in for a tasting paired with one of their delicious charcuterie boards and stay for the breath-taking views.
Location: 2452 County Road 36, Buckhorn, ON
Offerings: Ciders, wines—even candles and soaps!
Open 7 days a week, Kawartha Country Wines is the ideal place to spend a day touring and tasting their amazing assortment of fruit wines and ciders before picking one up at their country store. Four-legged friends are more than welcome, especially during wood-fired pizza season, when pepperoni may end up on the floor!
The craft brewery scene in Peterborough is perfect for beer lovers! With events, merch, and of course, fantastic and varied brews, Peterborough’s breweries and brew pubs offer something for everyone—and for those looking for something different, there are vineyards and a distillery close to Nature’s Edge, creating the perfect balance of styles.