Silversmith Brewing Company in Niagara-on-the-Lake is nestled perfectly in the charming exterior of an old church. After stopping off at a couple of local wineries to taste one snowy December day, we found ourselves at Silversmith for lunch and drinks.
Inside the exposed brick and warm wood surfaces are welcoming and give it a relaxed vibe. On the day we visited it seemed like a mix of locals and tourists have discovered this spot, but mainly locals having a casual lunch and a delicious brew lined the bar.
The high ceilings and exposed beams drew our attention, as did the light pouring through a beautiful stained-glass window.
We ordered off the seasonal menu a large bowl of the bison chilli with grilled red peppers for my Chief Researcher and I to share, and then sidled up to the bar to try a flight of Silversmith’s lovely crafted brews and find the perfect pairing for our chilli.
The staff at Silversmith were friendly and attentive. We tried a flight of the Dam Buster English Pale Ale, Hill 145 Golden Ale, Monkey House American Wit, Smokey & the Bandit Smoked Lager, and the Horchata Porter. After some tough decision making and the advice of our skilled bartender, we decided on the Smokey & the Bandit Smoked Lager.
The Bison Chilli was warming with a delicious smoky flavour, and had the perfect amount of spice. It was served with crunchy toasted sourdough bread.
We also enjoyed the Halloumi Tikka served with crispy salads and local Niagara peaches.
This place is yet another example of the great craft beer brewed in the Niagara Region. Silversmith Brewery is an awesome spot to stop for beer and food while enjoying the character and charm of this former church in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is perfect for a cosy tasting for two or fun with a bunch of mates. I highly recommend a visit.
Location 1523 Niagara Stone Rd, Virgil, ON L0S 1T0