The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of bars, pubs, and restaurants not just across different provinces in the country, but also in various parts of the world. As a result, owners of such businesses now stare at a lull, with uncertainty looming large. Fortunately, several local producers are offering free or reasonably priced delivery to people who live in and around Toronto. If you’re thinking about stocking up on some alcohol to take you through the coming weeks (or months), these businesses deserve your attention.
Bellwoods offers an array of beers and ales. Some of the more popular ones include Barn Owl, Bell Weiser, Grisette, Jelly King, and Jutsu. Both Bellwood’s locations are currently not open to the public. However, you may make use of the brewery’s $15 flat-rate shipping offer as long as you order at least eight cans or nine bottles.
Burdock brings to the table various ales, lagers, and wine-beers. Some of its popular offerings include BBB, Burdock Pilsner, Rice Lager, Tuesday, and Vermont Blonde. New releases from its cellars are in the pipeline. The Burdock Brewery bar is not open to the public at this time. If you order full cases using its online platform, you get free downtown delivery or free shipping.
If you’re into spirits, consider taking a look at what Dillon’s has to offer. This distiller specializes in crafting small batches of rye whiskey, white rye, vodka, gin, absinthe, and bitters. Residents of Ontario and Quebec get free shipping on orders that exceed $150. Dillon’s recently added a hand-sanitizer to its list of offerings. While the first lot sold out, more is on the way.
From stouts to lagers, to sours, to ales, Junction Craft gives you various options from which to choose. Residents of Toronto get free delivery when they order at least 12 cans. If you live elsewhere in Ontario, you need to spend at least $75 to qualify for free shipping.
Often regarded as a “hidden gem” in Niagara’s wine country, Kew Vineyards offers an eclectic range of sparkling wines, white wines, red wines, rose wines, and cider. All online orders qualify for free shipping.
Left Field offers various types of beers such as lager, ales, pilsners, and stouts. Its taproom is closed as of now. If you reside anywhere within M4, M5, M6, or M8 postal codes, you qualify for free shipping when placing orders of over $50.
From a project that involved 15 brewers coming together to craft a series of one-off beers, People’s Pint has evolved into a full-scale brewery. Some of its more popular beers are Alpine Dunkel, Alpine Hefe, Goldie Boat, Gose Cuervo, and Helles Island. All orders over $50 placed from within its delivery area get free delivery.
Reid’s is a family-owned business that specializes in distilling gin. You get to choose from Reid’s Signature Gin, its Citrus Gin, and its Spiced Gin. While Reid’s has an online store, residents of Leslieville mat contact the distiller directly for delivery.
A family-owned biodynamic and organic winery, Tawse has been voted as the country’s winery of the year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016. While it offers a variety of white, red, and rose wines, you also get to choose from its range of gin, vodka, vermouth, and cider. All orders over $100 qualify for free shipping.
Trail Estate does not use any chemical additives in its winemaking process. In addition, there’s minimal to no intervention when the wine is maturing in the cellar. Its offerings include an array of sparkling wines, red wines, white wines, and skin-fermented white wines. This winery provides free delivery across the state provided you purchase at least six bottles.