Monday April 3, 2023

Fiesta Vibes & Summertime Sippin’

Original blog by Tourism Windsor Essex

With warm weather arriving there is the fresh smell of spring and the hint of a summer breeze in the air… the sun, the patios, live music on a warm summer night and a crisp, cold, local craft beer in your hand. Kick off the summer season with Barrels Bottles & Brews Fiesta Weekend May 6 and 7th! Arriving on the heels of Cinco de Mayo we want you to continue the Fiesta vibes throughout the weekend!

Fiesta Weekend

Fiesta Weekend brings together 11 Barrels Bottles & Brews partners for one unforgettable weekend with fiesta style food & drink pairings.

Since you’re here we have a special sneak peek into a couple of the delicious pairings:

BREW Microbrewery will be serving up BREW Light Lime with a food pairing by Smashed Apple: mini crispy shrimp tacos with avocado, spinach, tomato and chili lime sauce.  Mmmm… our mouths are watering just reading that!


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GL Heritage Brewing Co. is serving up Ca-Jen Pale Ale with Mexican Street Corn Dip & Tortillas by BigMac BBQ – roasted sweet corn, chilies, hints of lime and cotija cheese, served with tortilla chips for dipping (**vegetarian-friendly)


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Wolfhead Distillery will be pairing their Grapefruit Vodka Margarita with pulled pork nachos. Satisfying and refreshing!

With 10 other stops to explore we’ve put together two easy-to-travel routes so you can hit all of the stops over the two days. Click here to view both the South Shore and North Shore routes! Now all you need is your Fiesta Weekend amigos!

Barrels Bottles & Brews Flight Log

After getting a taste of the Barrels, Bottles & Brews partners during Fiesta Weekend you may want to explore the breweries and distilleries that call Windsor Essex home and we have the perfect way for you to Explore & Pour whether you have 1 day, 1 week or 1 year! Head over to and check out our Flight Log options.


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The 1 Day Flight Log is valid for 24 hours after first use and you’ll receive 5 tastings.

The 7 Day Flight Log is valid for 7 days after first use and you’ll receive 9 tastings.

The Unlimited Pass is valid for 1 year after first redemption and you’ll receive a tasting at each participating location (13) plus a bonus birthday tasting along with exclusive monthly offers, giveaways and insider news delivered to your inbox each month.


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Explore & pour the 11 craft breweries & 2 distilleries in Windsor Essex that make up the Barrels Bottles & Brews trail! Visit the stops along the way of the Windsor Essex barrel trail – the birthplace of Canadian whisky, award winning vodkas, and craft breweries featuring some of the finest ales, lagers, stouts and more!

Make it your warm-weather bucket list to hit up the patios of the Barrels Bottles & Brews Trailer and get to summer sippin’!

Read our ‘Getting Crafty with Windsor Essex’s Flight Log’ blog to see how The Travelling Pint followed the Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail and ‘Exploring & Pouring Through Windsor Essex’s Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail‘ for a detailed look into the craft beer scene in YQG.


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