Lester P BEERSON – Brewer’s Backyard Canada Day Edition

BBY2017_July_Horz_v2Canada turns 150.
Brewer’s Backyard turns 5.
ACTRA is celebrating 75 years.
Great Lakes… you know it, is rocking 30 years this year.

What better way to celebrate all of these awesome milestones than to hook up with our buds at Brewer’s Backyard to throw one beaver tail of a party. On July 1st paddle your way over to the Evergreen Brickworks for the annual Lester P. Beerson Day where GLB will be doing a tap takeover of the entire event. We were the first brewery to kick off the Brewer’s Backyard events back in 2012 (on Canada Day) and it’s great to be able to head back to salute Gordie Levesque and our nation in one of Toronto’s most beautiful sceneries.

There will be 19 different GLB beers flowing, including one special collaboration beer we concocted with ACTRA Toronto. CanCon Session IPA will make its debut at the event. Please find the entire beer list below.

We’ll have Gordie Levesque paper flags for anyone ordering Canuck Pale Ale glasses. We’ll be bugging the organizers to tune into Gordie’s Spotify playlist too!

There will be many delicious food vendors like FeasTO, Delite Bite, Heirloom, Los Vietnamita, the Pop Stand and Royale Popcorn Co.

Lester P. Beerson day with GLB will run from 11am – 5pm and will be located in the Koerner Gardens and CRH Gallery areas of the Evergreen Brick Works.

Message from Brewer’s Backyard – “We will be having a “First Call” special with all beers $1 off for the first hour. So the early bird gets the beer!” Admission is free, the event is all ages and no tickets are required. However, beer will only be sold until 4:30pm and last pour will be at 4:45pm, so come early to enjoy the best selection and opportunity to enjoy some delicious Ontario beer and food.


TENT #1 – Core Brands
Canuck Pale Ale: 5.2% | 35 IBUs
Pompous Ass English Ale: 4.2% | 25 IBUs
Blonde Lager: 5% | 10 IBUs
Red Leaf Lager: 5% | 10 IBUs

Sunnyside Session IPA: 3.9% | 25 IBUs
Octopus Wants to Fight IPA: 6.2% | 88 IBUs
Swamp Juice #37 (Blend of Canuck, Octopus, Sunnyside): 4.9% | 50 IBUs
Dmitrij Fong Red IPA (GLB x Hungry Brew Hops): 7% | 80 IBUs

TENT #3 – One-Off’s
No Chance with Miranda Saison: 6.2% | 25 IBUs
Retronym (German) Kolsch: 4.2% | 17 IBUs
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter: 8% | 60 IBUs
30th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Belgian Style Quad: 11.3% | 25 IBUs

TENT #4 – Collaborations
A Place to Stand Pilsner (Sawdust x GLB): 5% | 35 IBUs
Simple Life Grisette (Bar Hop Bar x GLB): 3.5% | 12 IBUs
Creative Bankruptcy, Saison with Brettanomyces (Bar Hop Bar x GLB): 5.1% | 25 IBUs
Ezra: Cider Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Ale (GLB x West Ave x Amsterdam): 6.2% | 20 IBUs

TENT #5 – Bottles / Cans
Found Money (Abbey Ale with Brettanomyces): 4.7% | 18 IBUs
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Solstice Stout: 11.9% | 60 IBUs

TENT #6 – ACTRA Toronto
CanCon Session IPA (GLB x ACTRA): 4.3% | 25 IBUs

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