Great Lakes Brewery News

On March 26th a special thing happened - A collaboration beer was brewed at Great Lakes in partnership with The Terroir Symposium. GLB and Beau's All Natural Brewery worked on an All Ontario pale ale using ingredients from VQH Farms (Hops), Escarpment Labs (Yeast) and Barn Owl Malt. The beer, which made its debut at the 2018 Terroir Symposium on April 23rd, turned out fantastic. The yeast used from Escarpment is affectionately known as "Wild Thing" which...

Alex Whitlow, GLB's Events & Partnerships Manager, wants to take you on a journey. A journey behind the Ontario craft brewing scenes, interviewing esteemed members of the beer community while seeking answers to questions that others are too afraid to ask. With that out of the way, GLB is pleased to debut our latest project, Between Two Fermenters, a new web series currently in production in partnership with David Hodge of Eizo Quest, the dude who put together...

If you follow the Ontario Craft beer industry closely, you'll know him. If you've ever had the pleasure of drinking beer with him, you'll remember that first pint forever. If you watch our "Thirty Years of Great Lakes Beer" documentary, and our unbelievable blooper reel, you'll remember a fantastic scene with the dude. Intrigued? Swing by The Wooly Pub on Saturday April 14th after 4pm to meet the man, the myth (really), the legend, Mr. George Eagleson, during his...

RoboHop Imperial IPA is back. Yes, it's true. Our bracingly bitter and bulbous shaped little buddy is back in the GLB retail fridges and now starting to make appearances at LCBO locations across Ontario. To celebrate the return of RoboHop, a beer so aromatic, so flavourful, so beautiful...

Skidless Pale Ale. The Proof is in the Putin. Sexy Poncho. These are some of the names from the beers our staff brewed in the first ever GLB Family Brew Off challenge last year to help celebrate our 30th anniversary. Customers were able to sample special beers brewed by various departments within the brewery and rank their favourites on a ballot. It was so successful that we've decided to bring it back this year. Come by the...

Don’t get us wrong, you love your job and you love the vibrancy of your workplace, BUT you would much rather be tucking into a glass of #FreshGLB as soon as Friday hits. Prepare yourself, worlds are about to collide - GLB is ready to bring the brewery experience to your office! Guided by one of our Prud’homme certified team members, you and your team can enjoy a guided tasting of the freshest offerings from the GLB...

We hit a milestone on February 12, 2017 as we turned 30, making us one of the oldest independent craft breweries in Canada. We did a lot of things to celebrate. Tap takeovers, release over 105 different beers, introduced new brands, new glassware, new ideas and we documented it all! Thirty Years of Great Lakes Beer: The Journey of Great Lakes Brewery explores the seldom told history of GLB - from the tiny startup in 1987 in a Brampton...

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