Bay of Quinte Tourism

Hops On The Water Returns For Its Second Year

We are raising our glasses to the City of Quinte West and Empire Productions in anticipation of another great lineup of breweries for Hops on the Water 2018! Hops on the Water returns for its second year on Saturday, April 21 after the huge success of its inaugural event in 2017.  Last April, thousands of people flocked to the Quinte West Farmers’ Market to grab a craft brew poured by the brewmasters themselves.

There is something for everyone at this fun-filled festival from family-friendly entertainment, live music, buskers and food vendors, though the beers and ciders (and the brewers pouring them) are the main attraction. And if all of this isn’t tempting enough, the first 1500 people through the gate will receive a custom Quinte West Hops on the Water glass! You can count us in.

Enjoy craft beer and cider at the 2018 Hops on the Water Festival in Quinte West

Bountiful Brews

After a bitterly cold winter we’re looking forward to getting back outside again, standing steps from the water while sipping the unique flavours from 13 different craft brewers and distillers! We can’t wait to sample all of the locally made beer and cider from the vendors at this year’s festival, including:

Wild Card Brewing Company 

Signal Brewing Company

Midtown Brewing Company

Parsons Brewing Company

MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company

555 Brewing Company

Apple Falls Cider Company

County Cider Company

Prince Eddy’s Brewing Company

Skeleton Park Brewery

The Hard Way Cider Company

The Napanee Beer Company

The Publican House Brewery

Kinsip Spirits

Beau’s Brewery

… and more to come!

With more than 22 brewing and cider companies bound together under the Quinte Craft banner, there are so many unique stories to be uncovered behind each of them! Follow along over the next two weeks as we go behind the scenes and give you the inside scoop on two local reasons to head to this year’s festival: Signal Brewing Company and Wild Card Brewing Company! Keep an eye out for blog posts coming over the next week to learn more about these breweries and find out why you won’t want to miss out on this incredible day in the heart of downtown Trenton.

Enjoy craft beer and cider at the 2018 Hops on the Water Festival in Quinte West

Tempting Treats

For those who need to grab a meal or just a snack to power through the day, there will be a great variety of local chefs and growers serving up delicious fare. Save room for food from these incredible vendors:

Burger Revolution

The County Bounty

Fire Hall Pizzeria

Herbert’s Fries

Idle Wild

Papa Ghanoush & Mama Hummus

Port Bistro Pub

Publican House Brewery

Southern Comfort

Enjoy craft beer and cider at the 2018 Hops on the Water Festival in Quinte West

Save The Date

Mark your calendars for the second annual Hops on the Water Craft Beer Festival on April 21 from 11 am – 7 pm! Tickets for this family-friendly event are $20 for general admission and $15 for military members. Purchase your tickets online to celebrate the start of spring with delicious, local craft cider and beer and experience the unique flavours of the Bay of Quinte region.

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