Bench Brewing Company is proudly situated in the benchlands of the Niagara Escarpment. Home to Ontario’s finest agricultural lands, our farmhouse approach to craft brewing will capture the unique terroir of the region just as it does for wine. Breathing new life into the historic Maple Grove Schoolhouse in Beamsville, our site features a three-acre hops field, a barrel-aging and wild ale program, a taproom, beer garden and food kitchen. We invite you to visit our brewery, experience the charm of the region, and taste the beer from wine country.
A unique family learning adventure awaits you! This fresh-air experience will awaken your senses as you discover the fascinating world of agriculture. Canada’s unique agricultural heritage and future is featured at the Museum. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through animals, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on demonstrations, and delicious foods. The Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a 425-hectare crop research station and National Historic Site. Visit the animal barns and explore the captivating exhibitions. With a pinch of history and a dash of myth busting, the newest exhibition Food Preservation: The Science You Eat highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe from farm to fork. See renewable energy in action in the Museum’s exhibition Energy Park: Nature at Work, try to spot the queen bee in the live observation hive in Taking Care of Beesness, and explore Tractors, where you can even climb inside a farmer’s “office in the field.”