Great Lakes Brewery Events

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...

“It's widely assumed that wine and cheese are compatible friends. They're paired together so routinely that phrases like, "the white wine and Brie crowd" can be used to define a social set. But all is not well in this friendship. At least one wine writer has recognized this, according to brew master and gourmand Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewing: Willy Gluckstern, a somewhat cranky New York wine critic, called wine and cheese a ‘train wreck...

We've teamed up with our friends at Short Finger Brewing Company to hold a homebrew IPA challenge in early 2017. All the information is posted on the Short Finger website (click here for details), but if you homebrew, like IPAs, want to brew with GLB...

Mark the calendar. Dust off that ugly Christmas sweater. Guelph, we're coming for you once again! On Saturday December 17th, Great Lakes Brewery and friends will once again take over the Woolwich Arrow in beautiful downtown Guelph with our annual Christmas Tap Takeover! 18 draught beers 4 cask creations Collaboration beers with Woolwich, Wellington Brewery, Half Hours on Earth, Short Finger Brewing, Amsterdam Brewery, Station Cold Brew, and more Sours, IPAs, Barrel-Aged Stouts and Porters, Grandpa's Ol' White...

Here is a list of upcoming events in Ontario where you'll be able to sample #FreshGLB! November 4th - 6th: Etobicoke Jazz Festival Great Lakes Brewery is pleased to be an official sponsor of the Etobicoke Jazz Festival. Various locations across Etobicoke including Timothy's Pub, the Longbranch Legion, Placebo and more. http://www.etobicokejazz.com November 15th: Oceanwise Chowder Chowdown Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District Top Toronto chefs. Sustainable chowder and beer. A rocking line-up or local awesomeness. Tickets $55 www.oceanwise.ca...

Last year we introduced a new event to celebrate the end of Toronto Beer Week and it proved to be so successful that we decided to make it an annual tradition. On Saturday September 24th the team at GLB will once again be hosting our Annual PIG ROAST here at the brewery in lovely south Etobicoke. Between 1pm – 6pm we'll be rocking out to the amazing band, Tommy Youngsteen, throwing down some bocce ball and cornhole...