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Your Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Guide

Tuesday April 23rd, 2024, 5:14pm


Your Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Guide

Original blog by Tourism Windsor Essex

Spring into patio season with Barrels Bottles & Brews Fiesta Weekend May 4th and 5th! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by visiting the 11 participating partners for a food & drink pairing at each stop along your self-guided tour. You’ll get a craft brew or spirit tasting along with gourmet Mexican fare!

Fiesta Weekend brings together 11 Barrels Bottles & Brews partners for one unforgettable weekend with fiesta style food & drink pairings. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect:

Fiesta Weekend

  • Banded Goose Brewing Co. – St. Enzo’s Fire with barbacoa beef taco with a mango and jalapeno salsa, avocado-poblano crema, queso cotija and cilantro micro greens.
  • Chapter Two Brewing Co. – Mexican Moulet Beer with Mexican Rice & Beans with a pita and guacamole.
  • Cured Craft Brewing Co. – Pelee Pilsner with house-toasted lime-chili pitas with house-made pico de gallo and lime crema.
  • FRANK Brewing Co. – Sombrero Cerveza with nacho chips and house-made salsa and beer queso.
  • GL Heritage Brewing Co. – CaJen Pale Ale with freshly diced avocado, peppers, onion, cucumber, mango, cherry tomatoes, tossed in a cilantro-jalapeno-lime dressing and served with fresh Hub-made seasoned tortilla chips.
  • Kingsville Brewery – Taphouse 127 – Cerveza Mexican Style Lager with smoked beef brisket carnita toasted corn tortilla topped with 10 hour smoked beef brisket, diced tomatoes, chipotle mango corn, pickled onion, chipotle lime sour cream, fresh cilantro and smoked gouda cheese (gluten & lactose free).
  • Lot 10 Brewing Co. – Mexican “Beer-ita” with Fiesta pinwheels with salsa.
  • Walkerville Brewery – Cinco Cerveza with churro nachos with chocolate and dulce de lecce drizzle and dipping sauce.
  • Wolfhead Distillery – Grapefruit Vodka Margarita with pulled pork nachos with whisky BBQ Sauce drizzle.

To maximize the Fiesta Weekend, we’ve put together two easy-to-travel routes so you can hit all the stops over the two days. Use them forwards, backwards, or create your own route!

  • Route #1 South Shore – click here to view the map (featuring Cured Craft Brewing Co., Banded Goose Brewery, Taphouse 127 by Kingsville Brewery, GL Heritage Brewing Company, BREW, & Lot 10 Brewing Company)
  • Route #2 North Shore – click here to view the map (featuring FRANK Brewing Co., Chapter Two Brewing Co., Walkerville Brewery, Sandwich Brewing Company, & Wolfhead Distillery)

Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on your own with a few of our local Breweries serving up cerveza’s of their own:

FRANK Brewing Co.’s Sombrero Cerveza: Give your taste buds a fiesta and dive into our Sombrero Cerveza! Infused with fresh lime juice this easy drinking beer is light and refreshing. We recommend drinking it ice cold with your toes in the sand.

Kingsville Brewery’s Cerveza Mexican Style Lager: light and refreshing, a perfect sipper for warm summer days!

Walkerville Brewery’s Cinco Cerveza: crisp, clean and easy drinking, this Mexican lager will make you think of day drinking on the beach – but without the sunburn!

Pair your cerveza with authentic Mexican cuisine using our Follow the Flavours digital pass and stop in to partners like Cafe Amor & ArtCancunsito Mexican CuisineHot Tacos Restaurant and Tacos Tony.

Barrels Bottles & Brews Flight Log

After getting a taste of the Barrels, Bottles & Brews partners during Fiesta Weekend you may want to further taste and explore the breweries and distilleries that call Windsor Essex home and we have the perfect way for you to Explore & Pour whether you have 1 day, 1 week or 1 year! Head over to and check out our Flight Log options.

The 1 Day Flight Log is valid for 24 hours after first use and you’ll receive 5 tastings.

The 7 Day Flight Log is valid for 7 days after first use and you’ll receive 9 tastings.

The Unlimited Pass is valid for 1 year after first redemption and you’ll receive a tasting at each participating location (12) plus a bonus birthday tasting along with exclusive monthly offers, giveaways and insider news delivered to your inbox each month.

Explore & pour the 10 craft breweries & 2 distilleries in Windsor Essex that make up the Barrels Bottles & Brews trail! Visit the stops along the way of the Windsor Essex barrel trail – the birthplace of Canadian whisky, award winning vodkas, and craft breweries featuring some of the finest ales, lagers, stouts and more!

Make it your warm-weather bucket list to hit up the patios of the Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail and get to summer sippin’!

Read our ‘Brewing & Viewing: Taking In the Sights and Flavours of the Barrel Trail’ blog to see how Jim Byers followed the Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail and ‘County Pints & City Flights‘ for a detailed look into the craft beer scene in YQG.

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