Chatham-Kent Local Craft Beer


Written by Local Flavour

Bayside Brewing Co.

Enjoy the best of summer in Erieau. Generous decks offer a million dollar view of boating activity on picturesque Rondeau Bay. Add a fresh cold brew and a delicious meal, then sit back, swap some tall tales and enjoy the ones you’re with. On Sundays, 3–7 pm, live music will ease you into the start of the week. Cheers!


Bayside Brewing Co.

The Scene

Located on Lake Erie’s beautiful Rondea Bay, Bayside Brewing Co. has put the charming village of Erieau on the map of craft beer lovers. As the world returns to a new sense of normalcy, Bayside Brewing and its integral Bayside Brewpub are celebrating 10 years of operation. “Tough times don’t last, tough teams do,” says owner and co-founder Nancy Cowan, noting how many staff members stayed on through two years of a roller coaster of events, celebrations, disappointments and triumphs.

The brewery and namesake pub is in the historic Lakeside Hotel, offering modern comforts all year, with the view of the lake the icing on the cake. An expansive deck and patio provide a relaxing atmosphere and the perfect way to enjoy the sights and sounds of summer. Patio heaters extend the season and make a chilly evening cozy.

Bayside Brewing Co.

Beer Highlights

A slate of seven fan favourites offers something for everyone, and includes Bayside’s flagship beer, Long Pond Lager, full of flavour with a light crisp finish; award-winning Honey Cream Ale, with subtle earthy notes from locally-sourced honey; and the Orchard Cherry Lager, a perfect blend of sweet and tart first brewed to celebrate the local Cherry Fest, a unique taste of Erieau.

Enjoy the bounty of the lake with some local Yellow Perch, served lightly panko breaded. A traditional English-Style Beer-Battered Haddock and Chips is also available year-round. Both are served with cole slaw and tartar sauce. The woodfired pizza oven is a busy crowd pleaser, turning out the hearty Carnivore Classic as well as a lighter Vegetarian Pizza to die for. Or try The Bayside Classic ­— chicken breast, tomato, baby spinach, basil pesto, garlic cream sauce and mozzarella.

Craft Brewery & Brewpub

970 Ross Lane
(off County Road 12), Erieau ON

Large Waterfront Patio
Cold Craft Beer
Woodfired Pizzas
Lake Erie Yellow Perch
Live Music Sundays