Great Lakes Brewery News

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...

Great Lakes Brewery Officially Announces 2017 Rotating IPA Line-Up - IPA Project started in 2014 will ramp up with 30th anniversary celebrations - January 24, 2017 (Etobicoke, ON): Since 2014, Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) has unofficially run a rotating line-up of India Pale Ales (IPA) through the LCBO retail system on a quarterly basis, focusing on freshness and hop availability, and today the 2016 Ontario Brewery of the Year* is happy to officially announce the 2017...

Toronto Rock and Great Lakes Brewery Team Up For 2017 Season - Ontario’s 2016 Brewery of the Year Becomes Official Beer of Toronto Rock - Toronto, ON (January 13, 2017) - It’s official. Two of Canada’s national pastimes have collided just in time for the year-long 30th anniversary celebrations at Great Lakes Brewery (GLB). GLB and Toronto Rock are pleased to announce that they have entered into a sponsorship agreement for the 2017 National Lacrosse League (NLL)...

Last week, just before Christmas, we released a limited amount of Lake Effect IPA cans in our brewery retail store. Many kegs also made their way out of the brewery just in time for bars to tap it for the holiday's, with more rolling out across Ontario this week. We re-opened the retail store yesterday, after a couple of well deserved days off for rest, and we promptly sold out of all Lake Effect inventory. We know...

After taking a few weeks off from the Spotlight on GLB Supporters series we're back with one of the biggest supporters out there! Robert Arsenault, aka Drunk Polkaroo, is a huge GLB supporter and an amazing craft beer supporter in general. Polk, as we call him here around the brewery, writes a blog, post lots of beer review videos on YouTube, has a very active Facebook page and curates a beautiful Instagram account. He started his blog, The...