UPDATED - June 2022 – FAQ
When are you open?
We are open every Friday 12-5 and Saturday 12-5 for pickup and on site beer consumption on the patio. These will be the only hours we are open unless otherwise stated.
How can I buy beer?
You can buy it for pickup online before arriving Friday and Saturday 12-5 or just drive on up and buy beer the old fashion way, in person. You can also buy beer for shipping to the comfort of your home.
Do you have anything other than takeaway purchase/curbside pickup available?
We have a heated greenhouse and beer garden that is open Fridays and Saturdays 12-5pm.
We also have online shipping options for those who want it.
Is your patio open?
Yes, usually from May to October ish (weather dependent). (In winter we have a heated greenhouse).
Do you have an indoor space in case of rain/cold?Yes! We have a 3000 sqft heated greenhouse. We also have a couple of tents with picnic tables for rain.
FULL PATIO/BEER GARDEN DETAILS
- We do not accept reservations. It is first come first serve. There is plenty of space for everyone (unless things get wild, but that is yet to ever happen).
- Feel free to bring a blanket if you want to sit on the grass (or if we run out of tables). We have umbrellas at the picnic tables, but bringing a hat, sunscreen, & sunglasses wouldn’t be the worst idea.
- Our food truck is open Saturdays 12-5 (closed Fridays). Check out the Visit Us! - Food/Music tab for menu.
- Dogs are welcome but please keep them leashed at all times. We love dogs about as much as we love anything in the world. But in the interest of keeping things sensible, leashes on at all times & please pick up the poop. Don’t ruin this for everyone.
- Are we family/kid friendly? Yes! Bring the whole family for a visit. We have a couple high chairs that can be used as well.
Additional, Non COVID related FAQ
Are you open yet?
What are your hours?
Friday and Saturday 12-5.
Are those your only hours?
Can I come to pick up beer outside of those hours if i’m in the area?
Will you be adding more hours in the future?
We do not currently have any plans to do so.
Can I buy beer online from you guys?
Yes. Beer goes live Fridays at 12PM and can be picked up Friday 12-5 or Saturday 12-5 in person. Online shipping options go live at the same time.
Note: all orders not picked up by Saturday at 5pm will automatically be cancelled and refunded. Please only order if you can pick up, it's a pain in the butt (logistically) for us to do this.
Are you actually located on a farm?
Sure are! The farm was established circa 1867 (or thereabouts). Our family has been living on the land since the 1940s, but has lived in the Cheltenham area since it was originally founded in the 1820s.
Do you offer brewery tours or tastings or both!?
No tours at the moment but self guided tasting with half pours are available Fridays and Saturdays 12-5.
Where can I find your beers?
All of our beer can be purchased online or in person Fridays and Saturdays at 12-5PM.
You can also order our beer Fridays at 12pm for Ontario wide shipping in 12 or 24 mix packs.
What kind of beers do you make?
Little bit of this, little bit of that. We love hops here at Badlands which is why our main focus is on hop forward ales (think pale ales, IPAs, DIPAs etc). But we are also fond of many other beer styles and dabble in everything from stouts and lagers to Belgian and sour ales.
Where can I find a list of beers to buy at any given time?
In the shop section of our website.
I noticed last week there was (insert beer title here) available and now it is gone. Why is that, and is it ever going to come back?
We make a lot of different beers in very small batches (about 120L at a time), which means that as we rotate through our various offerings, some will inevitably become unavailable as we sell out of our limited stock. The truth is we absolutely love variety (and hopefully you do to!), and we try to constantly change, innovate and modify our recipes to not only feature the best and freshest ingredients we can, but also make them the best they possibly can be.
That being said, most of our beers will more than likely come back in one way or another at some point, so keep your eyes on our “beers” page and social media accounts to find out when and where!
When is the optimal time to drink your beer?
Long story short: drink it as soon as possible.
Long story Long: We release our beer as soon as we think it tastes its absolute best, which means that you should drink it as soon as you can after purchase. This is particularly true of our hoppy offerings. These are particularly volatile beers that do not keep well over a long period of time and should be consumed as fresh as possible. Those delicious aromatics we worked so hard to get in there do not keep well. Remember, temperature, UV and oxygen exposure are beers mortal enemy. We take care of oxygen exposure on our side while making/packaging the beer (by closed system beer transfer, C02 purging bottles, using oxygen scavenging caps etc), and then storing the beer in a dark cold cellar free of light. But once it leaves our hands you have to treat it right so that it continues to taste its absolute best for as long as possible! (But we still recommend you just drink it ASAP).
Yeah, but what about bottle conditioned sours and stouts?
These beer styles age much more gracefully than our hoppy beers and or lagers, however, we still recommend you drink them sooner than later. We release all of our beer once they taste good and we recommend you drink them at that time.
However, if you’re curious about how these beers age and change, we would simply recommend you get multiple bottles or cans, drink one fresh, then age the others as desired. The best of both worlds solution, as we like to call it!
Do you take your cans/bottles back at the brewery?
No. You can bring them to the beer store for deposit.
I have more questions, where can I get answers!?
Send us an email or message on Instagram, Facebook and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!