For those travelers hitting Ontario, Canada, if you're looking for something to do in the Southern Ontario region, one destination HAS to be the Railway City Brewery.
Located in a small city, just 2 hours Southwest of Toronto, this brewery specializes in small-batch beer with great taste and a small town feel.
The brewery itself is tiny, only about 2000 square feet (counting the parking lot I bet), but the beers that come out of it are huge in taste. The majority of the beers are named after railyway-esque things, like Iron Spike(in Blonde, Copper and Amber), or my favourite stout, the 'Black Coal Stout'. The city, St.Thomas, was once known as the 'Railway Capital of Canada', as it used to be the midway point between Detroit and Toronto, making it a pitstop for trains going through.
The best named beer takes after the other historical event that St.Thomas is known for: Jumbo, the world's largest capitve elephant was hit by a train (go figure) back a hundred years ago, and died there. So, to keep the memory of this event, Railway City named one of the best beers the 'Dead Elephant'. Irony never tasted so hoppy.
Stopping by the brewery at any time of the year gives you the chance for a small-batch seasonal beer, from an Irish 'Sham-bock' in the spring, to the aforementioned Black Coal Stout in the winter. These are only available there, so make sure to pick up a few for the road (not while driving). As I said before, the stout is amazing if you're a dark beer drinker. Beats the taste of Guiness hands down, and I'm a Guiness lover as well.
The brewery is currently renovating a brand new location that is at least 6 times larger, with hopes to have more beer made more often.
While there, ask for a tour, as the people working there are passionate about what they are doing. Look for their bottler while touring, as he looks like he's been there for at least 85 years (and looks to love every minute of it). They also do monthly release parties that are very limited, so watch the website for details and book ahead!