Beer, beer and more beer: historic Walkerville adds a few pints to walking tour

If you like beer then you might be interested in what is going on in Windsor’s Little Italy and Walkerville area starting today.

Photo by Alexandra Sellick.
Photo by Alexandra Sellick.

Photo by Alexandra Sellick.

Amanda Turner

Reporter

If you like beer then you might be interested in what is going on in Windsor’s Little Italy and Walkerville area at the end of the month.

On Feb. 28, Mezzo in Windsor’s Little Italy will be hosting a Beer Tasting Dinner and on Mar. 1, Walkerville Brewery along with WindsorEats will host their Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tour.

For $45 per person, you will get a five-course meal with five 7oz beers. Some of the beers that will be available for tasting include Loophole Ale and Honest Lager, both of which were created at the Walkerville Brewery. The meal will consist of some very delicious items that will suit the type of beer they are served with. Beer battered halibut with the Loophole Ale and pulled pork and smoked chicken spring rolls with the Honest Lager.

“It’s the first of its kind, we haven’t done this before,” said Filip Rocca, Mezzo’s president. “We are looking forward to showcasing Mezzo and some of the beers you can get locally so it’s exciting.”

The Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tour costs $45 and consists of three different focus stops. One of the stops on the tour will be the Walkerville Brewery, where patrons will be able to take part in a tour of the facilities and learn about the brewing process. Samples will be available at the brewery, as well as the other two stops, and there are no additional fees for the tours of each location.

Chris Ryan, Walkerville Brewery’s operations manager, is happy to be included in WindsorEats’ agenda for the event.

“We take our time with the tour,” said Ryan. “We will walk through the brewery and tell patrons the history of the brewery; overall it’s an opportunity to showcase what we have been doing for a long time.”

Both of the events are for adults age 19 and over. They require the purchase of tickets in advance. For Beer Tasting Dinner tickets call (519) 252-4055. For the WindsorEats Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tour go to www.windsoreats.com/place/drinks-of-walkerville/.

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