Great Lakes Brewery News

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...

CLOSED Job Description Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic and hardworking craft beer lover to join our growing team in the packaging department.GLB is excited to announce we are once expanding again and are in search of the right candidate to join our production team. We are looking to add a full-time packaging line operator to the GLB family. This is a Monday to Friday position with the occasional required over-time. This position is entry...

We here at Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) love lacing. We mean it, we really love lacing. You can ask any number of our hardworking sales representatives to show you their collection of beautiful lacing on GLB pint glasses from around the province and they quickly whip out their phones like a proud new parent. We love seeing lacing on our GLB pint glasses so much that we've decided that we'd like to run a contest to...

Hi folks, this is Inside Sales Rep Derek Harrison. Wednesday I donned my photographer cap and joined Jaime Dobbs, our LCBO Territory Manager, as she went through the motions of a typical day on the job. Catching her as she shovelled her driveway in Toronto’s east end, I was ready for a day shadowing Jaime as she visited some York Region LCBO stores, well as a few accounts in the meantime. Here is a list of the...

Tomorrow, Friday (Feb 12), Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) turns 29 years old. It was on February 12, 1987 that the business was incorporated in the province of Ontario with the first batch of beer produced in December. Click here to see a timeline of GLB history. To celebrate the anniversary GLB will be offering customers free GLB cake beginning at 12 noon. We will also be pouring some pretty big Imperial Stouts! People visiting the...

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