Great Lakes Brewery News

This is the first instalment in our new blog series that will allow you to get to know the GLB family - the people behind the beer from production to sales to front office. Let's have a pint...

Over the next couple of weeks, we’d like to introduce you to a number of people in the Great Lakes family. You’ll get to know everyone from the canning/bottling line to the retail store, sales team, events crew, LCBO staff, front office and more....

This is going to be good. This coming Friday and Saturday, Buster Rhino's Southern BBQ in both Oshawa and Toronto, will be doing something pretty damn awesome that we are very happy to be part of. A couple of months ago Buster Rhino's came and picked up a used Bourbon barrel that previously held some Robust Porter and before that Four Roses Bourbon. They took that barrel back to Oshawa and smashed it! Why? To use...

Seasonal Events Co-ordinator (Full-Time) Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) is looking to add a seasonal events co-ordinator to our growing family. This is a full time job with a mixed schedule of days, evenings and weekends. Season runs mid-April through September. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing, self-motivated, hardworking team leader with a passion for all things craft beer. This is a very engaging position that requires a person who loves working with the general public. We...

On Friday May 8th, for the first time in the history of the Ontario Craft Brewers, Great Lakes Brewery hosted over 25+ Ontario breweries to help create a collaboration beer for Ontario Craft Beer Week 2015. ...

It's that time of year again - time for our annual Charity BBQ here at the brewery in partnership with our good friends at The Franklin Horner Community Centre. Please join the entire Great Lakes family on Saturday May 23rd between 12pm - 5pm for an afternoon of free food, kids games, live entertainment, and a GLB beer garden! Larry Sherk, local beer historian and breweriana collector, will also be onsite with some terrific GLB memorabilia showcasing...

We are honouring that promise tomorrow, as cans of THRUST! an IPA will be released at the GLBretail store at 10am. And that's not all. Nope. We decided to bottle a WHOLE whack of it in 650ml bottles and we are getting prepped to send them all off to LCBO stores across Ontario!...

The following story/interview appeared in the October 2012 issue of The Canadian Brewerianist, written by Troy Burtch. 25 years is a long time. A long time for any independent business to be in operation… let alone a family owned and operated craft brewery in a market that hasn’t always been the easiest road to venture down. Great Lakes Brewery has a long and storied past that is as unique at the craft beers they produce. Started in 1987...

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of the Great Lakes Brewery family - Jason (Jay) McNeely! Jay was the successful candidate in our recent hunt for an Ottawa GLB Sales Representative and today he joins the team. Get to know a little about Jay Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Jay moved to Ottawa to attend Ottawa University and Le Cordon Blue Culinary Institute. After graduation he worked in some of Ottawa’s...

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