Great Lakes Brewery News

New Series of beers will keep the creativity flowing at Great Lakes Brewery Fresh off an incredible 30th anniversary year, Great Lakes Brewery is pleased to introduce you and your tastebuds to our newest line-up of beers - 7 Barrel Series. As we approached our 30th year in the craft beer business, Peter Bulut, Owner and President of GLB, purchased a birthday present for the brewery in the form of a shiny new copper pilot system and...

Crack open those fresh cans or bottles of GLB, polish those GLB glasses, pour beer into the glass and drink - what a novel idea! Take a picture of that beautiful lacing, post on Instagram and become beer famous! The #FreshGLBlacing contest returns. We love seeing lacing on any of the multiple GLB glasses we stock, and last years contest received so many amazing entries, so we decided another go at it would be a great way to kick off...

Hey GLB Supporters, Alistair Thain here, GLB's Internal Events & Experiences Manager. I hope you all had a great Holiday season and the start of your 2018 has been absolutely splendid! GLB is just coming off celebrating our 30th Anniversary and we have been looking at ways to reward our supporters throughout the upcoming year. We have decided to host a wee beer and cheese pairing, an education experience that falls under the very inventive name, GLB Taste &...

Jaime Dobbs, aka The Sassy Lamb, sits down with Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe in Oshawa, a terrific supporter of GLB, to chat about our IPAs, the 30th anniversary documentary, Society of Beer Drinking Ladies and to give-a-way some great prizes to some awesome people. Have a watch. [embed]https://youtu.be/ifKK4zFi4-0?t=2m53s[/embed]...

We'd like to take a second to introduce you GLB's new artist - Patrick Corrigan. The Toronto Star editorial cartoonist joined the GLB family back in November and has already been busy creating new and memorable characters for new beers. We took a second to ask Patrick some questions so you could get to know him better. GLB: Welcome to the GLB team. Tell our loyal supporters a little about Patrick Corrigan. PC: Thanks for the big welcome and hello...

We've been getting lots of emails lately from some pretty passionate craft beer drinkers regarding our growler program, so we thought we'd take a moment to write a blog post to address some of the inquiries. Why do you only fill GLB branded growlers/howlers? Why can't customers get their own customer growlers/howlers filled in the store? Based on a number of reasons, we do not fill non Great Lakes Brewery growlers/howlers. We wash each and every growler in...

On Tuesday December 12th, Nik Cole, an amazing GLB supporter, got inked. What makes this tattoo so special was that it features Roland Baggetts of Lake Effect IPA fame. GLB recently ran a contest to see which craft beer drinker would pledge their body to GLB art and Nik won! The tattoo was done by the talented Michael Di Bastiano, Owner of Wolves Throne Tattoo here in Etobicoke. Visit our Facebook page to see step by step...

As we inch closer and closer to the holiday season, and malls become more and more packed with throngs of stressed out folks in search of that "perfect" gift, 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 Elizabeth Blvd! Or, you can crack a can at home and browse our online e-store. From t-shirts and hoodies to hats, toques,...

Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) is proud to once again support Daily Bread Food Bank for our 9th annual Hops for Hunger campaign. THE WEEKLY GOAL Between December 1st and December 22nd any customer who purchases beer from the brewery retail store will be helping one of our neighbours in need. With every purchase of GLB beer we’ll make a donation to Daily Bread. It’s that simple. You buy #FreshGLB and we donate. Our weekly goal is to hit 5000lbs, which...

Gordie Levesque, the man, the myth, the legend. He’s been winning over the hearts and minds of ladies and gentlemen all across this country for nearly 3 decades.* And, we bet you didn't know this – he has his very own currency: GORDIE BUCKS. Yes, Gordie’s glorious face in imprinted on $10, $20 and $50 dollar denominations. These Gordie Bucks are as good as cash to us – just come in to the GLB retail store and...

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