• Tiffany M

Getting crafty with Windsor-Essex's Flight Log!


Known to many as the Automotive Capital of Canada Windsor-Essex is also a prominent craft beer area and has been atop my list of places to visit ever since I visited there first in 2018. Whether you are local and looking for a staycation or are feeling good about booking short trips again it’s a great option to safely explore that offers a combination of lively urban districts rich in culture and rural countryside with farm-to-table deliciousness and best of all some tasty craft breweries.


Windsor is smaller and often overlooked because most people want to see the big city of Toronto but this southwest area of Ontario is a great place to visit with a lot of history, tasty food options, and an ever-growing amount of craft breweries and distilleries. Well, wineries too but that’s for another writer...


My focus this trip was to explore the revised Barrels, Bottles & Brews Trail and share with you the Flight Log (passport) available in three options to enhance your experience in Windsor-Essex. It highlights both craft breweries and distilleries in the area and once purchased it is delivered instantly via text or email with no apps to download or paper to carry/lose along the way. Plus, it's a great value.


How it works-

There are 1 Day, 3 Day, or the Unlimited Frequent Flyer Passport, perfect if you live in the area, available to purchase.

1 day, includes 5 breweries/distilleries $25 (Valid for 24hrs after first use)

3 days, includes 9 breweries/distilleries $40 (Valid for 72hrs after first use)

You receive a flight/tasting or similar deal at each location and must use it within 365 days of purchase.

Unlimited Frequent Flyer is $75 (Valid for one year after first use). Again you receive a deal at each location in addition to monthly offers and a treat on your birthday! For more details on incentives or to purchase your Flight Log head to https://barrelsbottlesbrews.ca/ and come back to read about all the stops available and more below.


I decided to break the breweries into days, in this blog post, to allow you to plan more day by day and geographically too. I promise you these places are worth a visit so planning for at least two days is recommended but a weekend is highly suggested. Warning: You may enjoy it as much as we do, make new friends, and continue to go back each year to catch up, wet your whistle and visit the newest additions. It’s fair to say Windsor-Essex has grown on me and I’ve been browsing realtor.ca since I’ve been home.