Author: Great Lakes Beer

Back in February of this year we invited a number of our close industry friends to the brewery to help brew up some collaboration beers on our 7bbl pilot system. We released those small one-off beers during the month of March. Beers like Alternative Facts (Writers), Brewers PA (Brewery friends), Ice Hole Pale Ale (Bar & Restaurant folks), and The Train Has Left the Station (friends & suppliers). Each Friday for we welcomed our pals with...

Come on out to GLB on Saturday September 23rd to celebrate the last day of Toronto Beer Week with our 3rd annual Pig Roast! Time: 1pm – 6pm Admission: $5 (Click here to get tickets in advance) We'll be rocking out all day to the amazing band, Fools Hearts, throwing down some bocce ball and corn-hole toss action, dropping some new beers in the retail store, pouring FreshGLB beers for only $5, offering some unique cask conditioned ales and more! There is a modest $5 admission....

On Saturday September 16th, as part of the Toronto Beer Week festivites, drink your way across the Danforth with Great Lakes Brewery and Left Field Brewery in the annual Danforth pub crawl! Join more than 100 people (friends, strangers, lovers) to experience the Danforth in a different light. There will be drink specials, prizes throughout the crawl, the opportunity to bend the ear of brewers and brewery representatives and much more. Get a group together and try...

As part of the 30th anniversary documentary that we are currently working on, we asked many GLB staff members to share their favourite GLB moment(s) with you and why they stand out amongst the many we've created since 1987. Here are their answers, and as you can see in the video below, they are pretty diverse. From Brewery of the Year awards to our annual pig roasts to getting together for after work pints, each...

This is the fifth GLB Barstool Chat in our new blog series that will introduce you to a number of amazing people running some of the best craft beer bars in Ontario. As they say in Law and Order – these are their stories. Meet… Regan Irvine, owner and operator of The Irv Gastro Pub The Irv Gastro Pub 195 Carlton Street Toronto, ON 647.350.4787 web – theirvpub.ca What is your role at the establishment Owner / Operator How many years have you been there? 3 Years How...

This is the fourth GLB Barstool Chat in our new blog series that will introduce you to a number of amazing people running some of the best craft beer bars in Ontario. As they say in Law and Order – these are their stories. Meet… Darryl William Dean Koster, owner and operator of Buster Rhino's Southern BBQ Buster Rhino's Southern BBQ 28 King Street East Oshawa, ON 905.436.6986 web – busterrhinos.com What is your role at the establishment President, Lead Ash bin Cleaner How...

Inspired by a popular Great Lakes Brewery character, the Co-Founder of RunTOBeer is attempting a Guinness World Record for Fastest Marathon (Male) dressed as a Lumberjack, for charity. Dan Grant, who manages the day-to-day operations of RunTOBeer, will run the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Sunday October 22nd, dressed as Gordie Levesque, the face of Great Lakes' Canuck Pale Ale. To establish the record, Grant must finish the 42.2 kilometre course under 4:15:00 (four hours and fifteen minutes),...

We have some news we'd like to share with you about our flagship brand, Canuck Pale Ale. As you all know, purchasing a can of Canuck brings a rush of endorphins the minute you step away from the cash register. You can't wait to get home and crack into one. You also think to yourself, “I can't believe that this 473ml can of deliciousness was only $2.65!” We know, a steal right! First introduced in 2010...

Happy Birthday, Canada!! [embed]https://youtu.be/uqh97MGhR_I[/embed] Hey there, I'm Gordie Levesque. I'm that handsome guy on the front of the Canuck Pale Ale can. You know, Canada is a special country, eh. It's filled with natural rugged beauty: trees, mountains, water, wildlife, northern pike, moose, burly lumberjacks...

This is the third GLB Barstool Chat in our new blog series that will introduce you to a number of amazing people running some of the best craft beer bars in Ontario. As they say in Law and Order – these are their stories. Meet… Paul Randall, the Beverage Manager of The Wooly Pub in Guelph. The Wooly Pub 176 Woolwich Street Guelph, ON 519.836.2875 web – thewoolypub.ca Meet… Paul Randall What is your role at the establishment Beverage Manager How many years have you been...

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