Taste your way through the niagara benchlands

The Niagara Ale Trail is your guide to the must-visit offerings in the area, both established and new to the local craft scene. Discover Craft cocktails inspired by seasonal beers, ciders and local spirits, Euro style German hefeweizens and Belgian witbiers best served with a fresh round of lemon while enjoying patio views. Join us on Niagara’s Ale Trail, day sippers & weekend wanderers are always welcome! Download the Niagara Ale Trail Map or browse through our tastemakers listings below.


3991 King Street, Beamsville

Bench Brewing Company’s farmhouse approach to craft brewing captures the unique terroir of the region just as it does for wine, proudly situated in the benchlands of the Niagara Escarpment. Situated in the historic Maple Grove Schoolhouse in Beamsville, the site features a three-acre hops field, a barrel-aging and wild ale program, taproom,  beer garden and food kitchen. Experience the charm of Niagara, and taste the beer from wine country.


4020 Locust Lane, Beamsville

In 2019, Fielding Craft Cider was launched with eager anticipation and was a sellout success in the first pressing. Fielding Cider is produced in small batches and is available in 4 packs and cases. Our winemaking team is passionate about craft cider and continues to surprise and delight cider fans with limited edition releases, featuring Niagara’s farm fresh seasonal fruits and other flavours keeping it interesting.


4766 Christie Dr., Beamsville

Here at Newark Brewing, we’re inspired by history. Traditional Belgian and German styles influence our brews, and we’re always working on mastering them. Swing by our brewery to try our selection of beers crafted with care.


3991 King Street, Beamsville

Our story starts with two boys born and raised in Niagara. We care about our community, sustainability and buying local, driven to offer you the best ciders that you can find. But this story is about more than us. It is about everyone who makes this cider possible, it is about our friends, farmers and people like you, who also have a passion for authenticity.


4245 King St., Beamsville

Redstone Winery® is the latest venture by Moray Tawse and his incredible winemaking team. Named for its red clay soil and large stones, the 38-acre Lincoln Lakeshore property was purchased in 2009 and is home to an award-winning hospitality centre and a locally-inspired restaurant.


2170 Fourth Ave., Lincoln

Their name must be a typo. Maybe they’re so Canadian they didn’t want to commit to calling their cider Rude? The fact is, Rood is Dutch for red. Red: because this cider is basically the love child of 5 different delicious red apples. But why Dutch? Creekside, where we make our cider, is in the village of Jordan Station which was founded by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Long story short, they weren’t really Dutch. They were German. And the German word for red is rot. Rot Apples isn’t exactly mouth-watering. So, Dutch it is. There you have it.

Tawse Cider

3955 Cherry Ave., Vineland

Situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, Tawse is a family-owned organic and biodynamic winery, voted Canada’s Winery of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2016. The inspiration for his first Niagara property came from his love of Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Uniting traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology, Tawse is dedicated to producing terroir-driven wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character.


4553 Fly Rd., Lincoln

“Vieni” means come or welcome in Italian and that is just how we want you to feel – welcomed and at home at Vieni Estates, situated on a diverse and breathtaking 175 acre estate on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment.