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Monday, April 6, 2015

Welcome to Windsor’s frothy beer revolution

The Windsor Star/Doug Schmidt

Beer lovers are predicting heady times as a rapidly growing number of local craft brewers is expected to do for Windsor what the wine industry is doing for Essex County.

“It’s an industry that’s exploding in Windsor and Essex,” said Gordon Orr, CEO of Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island.

Eighteen wineries currently anchor the budding local culinary tourism scene. Observers like Adriano Ciotoli, of WindsorEats, predict the addition of more urban brewmasters will create the same economic stimulus for the city.

In less than four years, beginning with the return of the Walkerville Brewery, five small breweries have sprung up and there are firm plans for at least six more within the next year.

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