Great Lakes Brewery News

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...

You might have seen the Twitter postings from some of our accounts about the cask tapping of a brand new IPA that we've brewed - Octopus Wants to Fight! Well, now we're releasing it just in time for the long weekend, in both can (in store Thursday) and keg format. The 6.2% unfiltered American style IPA, featuring a wicked amount of Mosaic hops is brimming with flavour and is very much in line with the distinct GLB IPA...

Johnny Simcoe Pale Ale, one of our more popular beers in the Tank Ten series, is returning today as kegs are heading out the brewery doors to bars and restaurants across Ontario! The single hop (Simcoe) pale ale will be canned and in the GLB retail store before the end of the week, so watch our TWITTER feed for up to the minute information regarding its release. #JohnnySimcoe...

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