Author: Great Lakes Beer

We hit a milestone on February 12, 2017 as we turned 30, making us one of the oldest independent craft breweries in Canada. We did a lot of things to celebrate. Tap takeovers, release over 105 different beers, introduced new brands, new glassware, new ideas and we documented it all! Thirty Years of Great Lakes Beer: The Journey of Great Lakes Brewery explores the seldom told history of GLB - from the tiny startup in 1987 in a Brampton...

One of the very best things about running an independent craft brewery is talking to customers on a daily basis. Every single interaction is valuable, whether it be with a seasoned GLB consumer or someone just experiencing our wide variety of beers for the first time. It allows us to hear your thoughts, take note of your well thought-out comments and answer your questions. The folks stocking our fridges and pouring you glasses of #FreshGLB down...

On January 16th, we hosted a mini event here at the brewery. Four lucky contest winners and their friends came to GLB to drink some #FreshGLB, paired with a variety of cheeses, talked beer and learned the basics behind it. It proved quite popular, it got us thinking about hosting more private tastings here at the brewery… With this mind, we have decided to officially launch GLB Taste & Tutor. The first class, yes, class, will commence on Thursday...

New Series of beers will keep the creativity flowing at Great Lakes Brewery Fresh off an incredible 30th anniversary year, Great Lakes Brewery is pleased to introduce you and your tastebuds to our newest line-up of beers - 7 Barrel Series. As we approached our 30th year in the craft beer business, Peter Bulut, Owner and President of GLB, purchased a birthday present for the brewery in the form of a shiny new copper pilot system and...

Crack open those fresh cans or bottles of GLB, polish those GLB glasses, pour beer into the glass and drink - what a novel idea! Take a picture of that beautiful lacing, post on Instagram and become beer famous! The #FreshGLBlacing contest returns. We love seeing lacing on any of the multiple GLB glasses we stock, and last years contest received so many amazing entries, so we decided another go at it would be a great way to kick off...

Hey GLB Supporters, Alistair Thain here, GLB's Internal Events & Experiences Manager. I hope you all had a great Holiday season and the start of your 2018 has been absolutely splendid! GLB is just coming off celebrating our 30th Anniversary and we have been looking at ways to reward our supporters throughout the upcoming year. We have decided to host a wee beer and cheese pairing, an education experience that falls under the very inventive name, GLB Taste &...

Jaime Dobbs, aka The Sassy Lamb, sits down with Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe in Oshawa, a terrific supporter of GLB, to chat about our IPAs, the 30th anniversary documentary, Society of Beer Drinking Ladies and to give-a-way some great prizes to some awesome people. Have a watch. [embed]https://youtu.be/ifKK4zFi4-0?t=2m53s[/embed]...

We'd like to take a second to introduce you GLB's new artist - Patrick Corrigan. The Toronto Star editorial cartoonist joined the GLB family back in November and has already been busy creating new and memorable characters for new beers. We took a second to ask Patrick some questions so you could get to know him better. GLB: Welcome to the GLB team. Tell our loyal supporters a little about Patrick Corrigan. PC: Thanks for the big welcome and hello...

We've been getting lots of emails lately from some pretty passionate craft beer drinkers regarding our growler program, so we thought we'd take a moment to write a blog post to address some of the inquiries. Why do you only fill GLB branded growlers/howlers? Why can't customers get their own customer growlers/howlers filled in the store? Based on a number of reasons, we do not fill non Great Lakes Brewery growlers/howlers. We wash each and every growler in...

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