Great Lakes Brewery News

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...

Life Sentence IIIPA 2016 (Southern Hemisphere), our annual collaboration tripel IPA brewed with Amsterdam Brewery, launches tomorrow here in the Great Lakes Brewery retail store and in order to obtain the information you are all looking for, Troy sat down with Lackey to chat about the beer, the hops, and write some tasting notes. Here are those answers...

Bid on a custom made GLB Ugly Christmas Sweater and help support Daily Bread Food Bank To help celebrate the upcoming holiday's, the GLB family have made ugly Christmas sweaters that will be auctioned off in our retail store and online, with proceeds of the drive destined to Daily Bread Food Bank. From December 5th to December 22nd, running in-conjunction with our Hops for Hunger campaign, individuals will have the opportunity to bid on the ugly sweaters being made by various teams here...