Great Lakes Brewery News

Okay we were a little bit mean to our retail team in that last blog post, so we better be clear about just how much we appreciate all the back-breaking labour we make them do. GLB’s retail team is a trio of Prud’homme Level 1 certified craft beer rock stars. They keep our fridges full, our loyal fans lubricated and customers educated. You can also find them repping the brand at festivals and craft beer bars...

This is the second installment in a new blog series that will allow you to get to know some of Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) partners, the people we love to work with, from suppliers to collaborators to licensees. Over the next few months, we’ll be introducing you to some of the businesses that help us get #FreshGLB into your hands. And what better way to grab a hold of that beer than in a GLB branded...

We have something we'd like to share with you, in more ways than one. GLB is happy to announce that we've recently 'shopped local' for three new tanks to assist in our unprecedented growth! On Wednesday April 6th, GLB welcomed two custom made fermentation tanks that will soon be full of beer. The tanks, build by Highland Equipment Limited at 136 The East Mall in Etobicoke, are the first in our new commitment to purchase various pieces of...

OPEN Great Lakes Brewery (GLB), two-time Canadian Brewery of the Year and Toronto’s oldest independent brewer, is looking to expand our presence in our nation’s capital. In order to do this we are searching for the perfect GLB and Craft Beer ambassador to head up our Ottawa area sales division. The ideal candidate will have experience in craft beer sales as well as strong ties to the Ottawa Craft Beer community as a whole. This person will...

This is the first installment in a new blog series that will allow you to get to know some of GLB’s partners, the people we love to work with, from suppliers to collaborators to licensees. By Derek Harrison Over the next few months, we’d like to introduce you to a number of the businesses in the Great Lakes extended family. Even though we missed Pi Day (March 14th), today we’re featuring our friends and Etobicoke neighbours at The...

The GLB team pored over all the submissions for our recently held #FreshGLBlacing contest and, in the end, we couldn't pick just three winners as promised. The entries were just too good. Here are the top five lacing pictures submitted, from 5th to 1st. Big thanks to all of you who submitted pictures. 5th Place - Sean Weaser with this terrifc shot of THRUST! an IPA                     4th Place - Jonathan Edwards rocks a RoboHop Imperial IPA and the remains are...

You may have heard the rumours. Our pet Octopus is back, and he Wants to Fight! Today you can get your hands on our Octopus Wants to Fight IPA, with 8 varieties of hops and 8 types of malt – available only at the GLB retail store here in beautiful south Etobicoke. To celebrate the return of our most obnoxious IPA, coming in at 88 IBU, we’ve plastered everyone’s favourite drunk Octopus right onto our backs. That’s right, you...

The first ever batch of Octopus Wants to Fight IPA hit us like a right hook last year. We were smitten with that first sip and vowed to bring it back one day. That day is here. Well, tomorrow actually. Cans of fresh Octopus will hit the GLB retail fridge at 10am tomorrow (Friday) for your imbibing pleasure. There will be about 4500 cans available, with more on the way in due time. It will retail for $3.25...

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