GLB Boards The Ship – Tap Takeover


Join Great Lakes Brewery, the 2013 Canadian Brewery of the Year, on Thursday April 10th as they head west down the QEW to takeover all the taps at The Ship for their first tap takeover in the city of Hamilton!

The dudes at The Ship have recently undergone some significant renovations to the beloved pub, so what better way to welcome those changes than with a complete tap takeover featuring extreme one-off beers, Tank Ten series beers, and a couple surprises!

Great Lakes crew will be on-site, giving away prizes for those who share their thoughts about the beers on social media throughout the night.

The entire line-up of beers will be posted shortly!

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GLB Tin Signs Now Available

Metal Tacker

We now have collectable Great Lakes tin signs available in our retail store. 12″ in diameter, these signs are great for your home bar, kitchen, garage, or any where you drink your Great Lakes beer!

Swing by the #GLBretail store today before they disappear!

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SHE’S BACK! My Bitter Wife IPA Set To Return

My Bitter Wife Seasonal
She’s BACK!

We’re pleased to announce that My Bitter Wife IPA will roll out tomorrow in 650ml bottles at the GLB Retail Store for $5.95.

My Bitter Wife IPA made her debut in 2013 as part of our limited Tank Ten series releases, but due to her enormous popularity across Ontario, we’ve decided to welcome her back on a seasonal basis! Each spring moving forward, My Bitter Wife IPA will be brewed, packaged, and delivered to LCBO retail stores and great craft beer bars across the province for your consuming pleasure!

Deep gold in colour with incredible aromas of citrus, tropical fruits and mango, My Bitter Wife is an IPA for the serious hop-heads out there. Full bodied, subtle malt notes with a pleasant and balanced bitterness obtained using some Simcoe, Columbus and Centennial hops, it finishes dry with a lingering hop presence that leaves you wanting more. My Bitter Wife will be sure to awaken your senses with each sip.

Carrie Nation was a nearly unstoppable force behind the temperance movement. She fought a long and hard battle, hacking at the legs of libation.
My Bitter Wife is our tribute to her!

Product Number – #345579
Retail Price – $5.95

Alcohol: 7%
Bottle Size: 650ml
Serving Temp: 3-5°C
IBUs: 88
Suggested glassware: Nonic Pint Glass
Suggested food pairings:
Entrees – Roast chicken, Pad Thai, Fish Tacos
Desserts – carrot cake, apple tart.
Cheeses – Gorgonzola, Cave aged Cheddar

Website –
Twitter – @greatlakesbeer #MyBitterWifeIPA
Facebook –

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TheWren_GLB_TapTakeover_POS_11x17Say goodbye to February with the crew from Great Lakes Brewery, the 2013 Canadian Brewery of the Year, as they takeover each and every one of the taps at The Wren on the Danforth!

12 Great Lakes taps, including a special collaboration beer brewed with the dudes from the Wren – a lovely Belgian IPA with loads of delicious hops!

Meet the Great Lakes crew, including our talented brewer Mike Lackey.

Sample the treats…rumour has it that they’ll be a special dish created with beer (Harry Porter) available!

And lastly – Rock the east-end!

No admission
Pay per drink

List of Beers:
Wren Tap Takeover List_Feb2014

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Crazy Canuck Danforth Olympic OCTATHLON!!

OlympicPubCrawl_POSKick off the Olympics in true Canadian fashion… with a Crazy Canuck Pale Ale Octathlon Pub Crawl along Danforth Avenue in Toronto.

Join GLB’s Troy Burtch and Mike Lackey on Saturday February 8th as they lead the crawl from bar to bar, cheering on the Canadian athletes in Sochi at each stop.

* 8 Danforth bars
* All Crazy Canuck Pale Ale on draught & tall boys
* Wear team CANADA gear (or red & white) for chance to win prizes!
* And prizes for best use of Social Media along the crawl
* Oh. And there’ll be a torch carrying too!

1pm – Relish Bar & Grill (2152 Danforth Ave)
1:45pm – Sarah’s Cafe (1426 Danforth Ave)
2:30pm – The Wren (1382 Danforth Ave)
3:15pm – Sauce on the Danforth (1376 Danforth Ave)
4:00pm – Morgans on the Danforth (1282 Danforth Ave)
4:45pm – The Only Café (972 Danforth Ave)
5:30pm – The Court Jester Pub (609 Danforth Ave)
6:15pm – Brass Taps Pizza Pub (493 Danforth Ave)

Twitter hash tags: #CrazyCanuck #DANFORTHoctathlon

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