Explore the birthplace of Canadian prohibition

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.”

Tours include dinner, tastings, behind-the-scenes brewery tours and surprises along the way.

Tour Dates 

June 22, July 20, August 17, September 14

  • Duration

    3:00PM to 7:30PM

  • Location

    Grey Roots Museum & Archives

    102599, Grey County Road 18, Owen Sound

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Where you’ll visit

Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Kilannan Brewery, Tone Yoga Studio (former Temperance Hall), Mudtown Station Brewery.

What’s included?

Transportation, unlimited snacks & water on board, access to the Saints & Sinners Exhibit at the Grey Roots Museum, tasting and tour of Killanan Brewery, tea at the former Temperance Hall, and a tour, tasting experience and dinner at Mudtown Brewery.

Guided Experience

Historian and author Richard Thomas will be leading the excursions.

Corkscrew City

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 a self-guided walk through Owen Sound, touching on historic sites from the prohibition era.