Author: Great Lakes Beer

Roland Baggetts gets so many interview requests from various international mass media outlets that he asked us to put together this FAQ document so he could focus on relaxing on the beach in his socks and sandals. Here are some of the most asked questions he receives. Have one to ask him yourself, use #AskRolandBaggetts on social media and we’ll wake him from his naps to get you the answer! Roland, what is your preferred sunscreen brand...

To help kick-off the 2017 launch of Sunnyside Session IPA, Troy Burtch took a visit over to the 102.1 The Edge to drink some of the fresh stuff with Fearless Fred and Chris Schryer (Toronto Beer Blog). Each Friday, Fearless Fred goes live on Facebook to taste and talk about a local beer for #BeerBreakFriday, and in the video below, you'll see how much he enjoyed his less than 24 hour old Sunnyside. Cans are now starting...

The 15th annual Great Lakes Brewery BBQ, in support of the Franklin Horner Community Centre, will take place on Saturday June 17th here at the brewery in Etobicoke. The BBQ, which is free to attend, brings together the community for a fun-filled day to raise money for an organization that goes above and beyond providing programming for individuals in our neighbourhood. There will be a GLB beer garden (of course), live musical performances, kids zone that includes...

Come hang with GLB's Owner & Chief Brewing Officer, Peter Bulut, and the rest of the GLB family, as we welcome back SUNNYSIDE SESSION IPA on Saturday May 13th at the Summerhill LCBO! Roland Baggetts is back after a brief vacation from a fun winter battling Lake Effect snow. 473ml cans, featuring a new look, will be available to purchase for the first time in 2017, which will also feature a 3 tap takeover during the 1pm...

CLOSED Job Description GLB is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic and hardworking craft beer lover to join our growing team in a administrative and sales support capacity. The primary focus of this position, but not exclusively, is A/R and administrative activities while providing support to our sales team through customer relations. The position is extremely task driven and needs an individual who is able to multi-task and deal with customers, suppliers and the GLB Team as a whole,...

We hope to god that you've noticed Octopus Wants to Fight IPA on your local LCBO store shelves. We're doing our best to keep up with the demand and frankly, we're having tons of fun doing so. One of the questions we get asked most around here is how do we come up with the names of some of the beers. It's a good question. Many people think we sit around in an office filled with marketers....

Here is a list of just some of the events that you'll find fresh GLB flowing at during April and May. Backyard Living Expo Location: The International Centre Date: April 21-23 Website: thebackyardlivingexpo.com The Backyard Living Expo showcases everything you can experience, enjoy and create in the comfort of your backyard! GLB will be there pouring delicious fresh craft beer. Beers like Canuck Pale Ale, Blonde Lager, Octopus Wants to Fight IPA and more. Sault St. Marie Beer Festival Location: Bushplane Museum...

The fourth collaboration beer on our new 7bbl pilot system to celebrate our 30th anniversary, The Train Has Left the Station Coffee Stout was brewed with friends and suppliers on Friday February 24th. The 5% beer is currently available in the GLB retail store in our beautiful 650ml 30th anniversary gold leaf bottles and retails for $5.95! [embed]https://youtu.be/U0tc1bnOLnA[/embed]...

Our pet Octo is an angry Octopus. Usually he's quite surly. But when he gets mad, he becomes annnngrrrrry. It's been said that his sour attitude is due to a slight disagreement with the Great Lakes brewers. They said they would use 8 ingredients and Octo's beer would be 8%. Octo likes the number 8. The brewers apologized for the eight, but that made Octo more irate! Nevertheless, there is still something likeable about Octo...