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Follow the GLB trail to win tickets to Spring Sessions each week This May Two-Four Long Weekend (May 20-21), Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer returns to Fort York: Garrison Common with great brews, tasty food and cottage vibes. There will be live music. See the Campfire Sessions (acoustic sets) with Juno award-winning Elliott Brood and Canadian rockers The Trews. There will be 13 breweries pouring some of the best beer in the province. There will be some...

Hey everyone, meet Brad Rouse. Rouse, also known affectionally around the brewery retail store as, Old Man Rouse (though he's not old and we're not sure where the name came from [cough]), is a dream customer for a craft brewery.  Here are some of the reasons why: He thoroughly enjoys our beer. Instead of shopping at the LCBO, Beer Store or Grocery Stores (which is great too), Rouse routinely brings his smiling face into the brewery...

It's been a while since we shone the Spotlight on GLB Supporters, but we're back with one of the GLB's biggest and best supporters out there in the world! Yes, the world. Meet Adam Kemp. Kemp, also known as @TheBrewHead on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and more, is a Guelph resident who could be the largest home consumer of Canuck Pale Ale that we know of. LCBO locations in Guelph have, over the years, carried more Canuck at their stores in...

Back on Saturday February 4th, we welcomed a number of beer personalities into GLB to help kick off our 30th anniversary with a collaboration brew. That beer, a 3.8% English Mild with cocoa nibs, and brewed on our new 7bbl pilot system, will debut in the brewery retail store tomorrow (February 25th) in 650ml bottles under the name, Alternative Facts. Beer bloggers and beer social media ambassadors spent the day with Mike Lackey, and other GLB brewers,...

There is a new addition to the growing family of GLB ambassadors here at the brewery. We're pleased to introduce you to Dani Cini, the new Taproom/Retail Store Manager. Here are five things about Dani that will help you get to know her better. 1) I grew up in a charming little town called Port Perry. The beer selection was sparse back in the day, so I'm not proud of some of the cheap beers I used...

GLB Family Brew Off Challenge - Another way to help celebrate our 30th Anniversary - be part of our history! For the first time in 30 years, the GLB Family of hardworking employees broke out into teams to brew a number of pilot batches of creative beers, and those creations will be tapped in the brewery retail store tomorrow for you to sample. Break out teams from Marketing, Production/Packaging, Sales (Licensee and LCBO), Office Administration, and Retail Store...

Great Lakes Brewery 30 Years Young - 30th anniversary celebrations kick-off February 16th at The Antler Room - February 12, 2017 marks an incredible milestone in the history of our fiercely independent brewery - the date of incorporation for Great Lakes Brewing (GLB). From humble ‘malt extract’ beginnings 30 years ago, to numerous Canadian Brewery of Year awards, it has been one incredible ride. In true GLB fashion, we thought we’d have a year-long celebration, releasing numerous...

Peter Bulut, Owner & Chief Brewing Officer at GLB, couldn't wait to start celebrating our 30th anniversary in the craft beer business, so he went out and bought the brewery a little birthday present - a brand new 7bbl copper pilot system and four new 15bbl fermenters! With February 12th fast approaching (the actual date of GLB's birthday), Bulut had a team of professionals into the brewery over the last number of weeks to install this...