Chatham-Kent’s Craft beer industry brewing well-deserved attention

In From The Blog by Yash Joshi

Visitors to Chatham-Kent are encouraged to take advice from the locals and spend a little down time at one of our local craft breweries.  

Bayside Brewing Company, in the lovely beach community of Erieau offers a perfect view of Rondeau Bay from its wrap around patio that is COVID-distancing friendly. They brew premium craft beer, including a variety of lagers, honey cream ales and dark ales. Their restaurant offers locally-caught seafood, sandwiches and a variety of wood fire pizzas that perfectly complement the food specialties through the year. 

Sons of Kent Brewing Co. is a truly unique experience in downtown Chatham for craft brew lovers. When four friends come together with a vision to use traditional brewing methods and modern ingredients, the result is an impressive range of beverages meant to please a wide variety of beer lovers with discerning tastes. IPAs, English ales, blondes, lagers, stouts, sour beers and flavoured wheat beers are what keep people coming back for more. Enjoy them on the patio with a delicious snack or meal that keeps with the easy going theme of the brewery.

New to the craft brewing scene in Chatham-Kent is Red Barn Brewing Company. Family is their backbone, Farm is where they live and Beer is why we gather…that’s a take on their mission statement and it draws the crowds…even during COVID. Book a table on the field-side patio and enjoy their blonde ale, Belgian Wit, IPA, and the complex chocolate porter.

Bring your DD and enjoy the best of the brews in Chatham-Kent!