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Craft brewed west of the Humber! Great Lakes Brewery is pleased to announce our involvement in South Etobicoke Brewers, a group of local independent craft breweries who aim to highlight, educate and bring about awareness of all the wonderfully crafted beers being produced by talented men and women of Etobicoke. An equal passion to produce fun-loving well crafted beers, as well organizing and participating in local events that will help lift up our community, has united us...

A month back, Stephen Beaumont, the long-time beer author and resident of Toronto, came up with the idea to create the Flagship February campaign. A campaign aimed at reminding craft beer drinkers across the planet that there are beers out there that "paved the way for today’s remarkable global beer market, or in other words, the flagship beers that got us here." Needless to say, the campaign has attracted much enthusiasm and it's seen terrific...

Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) is pleased to welcome Lee Ecclestone to our growing sales team as he assumes the role of Territory Account Manager, for Southwest Ontario, effective immediately. Ecclestone, a resident of Guelph, Ontario and a veteran in the craft beer and cider industry, will be responsible for on-premise sales in areas west such as Milton, Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Windsor and places in-between. Ecclestone most recently put in years at Pommies Cider, helping grow...

Warning - the following blog post is cheesy and is written as poorly as a 1980's comedy. Picture this. You have a long week grinding it out at the office. You cubicle neighbour continues to go on and on about their sick cat and your boss is pressuring you to get results faster and faster. Someone nearby is playing the Spice Girls from their computer and the phone keeps ringing and the texts keep coming in. It's now 5pm. Your day...

We'd love to host you and your family here at the GLB retail store and taproom this holiday season. It's a warm and inviting place...

If you missed out on our first ever Christmas Market on December 8th, well, that's too bad. There were a lot of great local artisan vendors onsite selling some pretty amazing items. But, fear not, we have all the GLB merchandise you and your loved ones wish for this holiday season. The GLB retail store wants to remind you that you can do ALL of your shopping with a #FreshGLB in hand here at 30 Queen...

Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) is once again pleased to announce that we’ll be “fighting to end hunger in our communities” with the annual Hops for Hunger Food Drive in support of Daily Bread Food Bank. This December, any customer who purchases a can of ‘Grandpa’s Ol’ White Eggnog Stout’, a beer brewed and labeled specifically for Daily Bread (see label below), will help contribute as $1 from each can sold will be donated to our neighbours...

THRUST! an IPA is back in the Galaxy and will be landing GLB retail store this Saturday, November 3rd. Take the rocket (TTC) to Etobicoke for an afternoon of out of this world beers & THRUST! Smoked BBQ ribs from The Wavy Wall Craft Kitchen! And, because we think that you'll think it's cool, our own Baylee Bonnell (this one) will be doing a LIVE THRUST! an IPA mural painting in the brewery for customers to sit...

Last year we put a call out to see which GLB supporter was hardcore enough to get inked with one of our characters. We received many submissions -  from individuals all across Ontario - who told us why they would permanently get their body tattooed and what brand personality they would choose. The submissions were amazing. It was a tough call and at the end of the day we settled on Nicolas Cole, a local Toronto...

We’re back with another new episode of “Between Two Fermenters”, the GLB web series in which host Alex Whitlow (the best looking, hardest working, most modest GLB employee) takes on esteemed members of the Ontario craft brewing industry. His latest victims - beer writers Jordan St. John and Robin LeBlanc. Best known as the authors of the Ontario Craft Beer guides, and for their many years of beer blogging, Robin and Jordan consume some Karma Citra IPA while...

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