Fill your flasks at the hippest watering holes in Owen Sound during the new Corkscrew City Tour being launched this summer by the City of Owen Sound.
The City is partnering with the Beer Bus, Roxy Theatre, local breweries and pubs, museums and others to offer a new immersive experience that will bring to life the days of prohibition a century ago, in what was then known as “Corkscrew Town.”
Guests will hop on the Beer Bus to meet the saints and sinners of yesterday and the brew masters of today here in Owen Sound, the birthplace of the prohibition movement and the last dry city in Canada.
Tours dates are June 22, July 20, August 17, and September 14. Seating is limited and tickets must be booked in advance through the Beer Bus at (705) 994-4346.
Historian and author Richard Thomas will be leading the excursions, which will include tastings, brewery tours and dinner, plus surprises along the way.
The Beer Bus, based in Collingwood, offers beer, cider and wine tours in the region. This marks its first Owen Sound tour.
The Corkscrew City Tour is part of the broader “Saints & Sinners” trail that includes 26 producers across Grey, Bruce and Simcoe counties. The tour was launched two years ago as an exhibition and self-guided walk through Owen Sound, touching on historic sites from the prohibition era.
The City of Owen Sound has received partnership funding from BruceGreySimcoe.ca and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the new, interactive Corkscrew City Tour. Find more information at www.corkscrewcitytour.ca