Great Lakes Brewery News

Now in its 16th year, the annual GLB Charity BBQ, which is free to attend, brings together the COMMUNITY for a fun-filled day in an effort to raise money for an organization that goes above and beyond providing programming for individuals in our neighbourhood - Franklin Horner Community Centre There will be a GLB beer garden (of course), live musical performances, kids zone that includes a number of games, face paintings, and other fun activities, BBQ food,...

We pray, with all eight arms, that you've noticed Octopus Wants to Fight IPA on your local LCBO store shelves, on tap at your favourite local establishment and trust that cans are making a home in your home. The 2018 release of our angry friend is off and running and is frankly going, well, swimmingly. Based on the success of last years Octopus Wants to Fight photo contest, we'd like to do it all again in 2018. So, let's see...

If you've been to the GLB retail store and taproom, you'll have dealt with Baylee. The tremendously upbeat craft beer slinger can not only pour a mean glass of #FreshGLB, but she is also an artist. Lately, throughout the brewery, Baylee has been re-creating some of our characters in mural sized paintings...

On March 26th a special thing happened - A collaboration beer was brewed at Great Lakes in partnership with The Terroir Symposium. GLB and Beau's All Natural Brewery worked on an All Ontario pale ale using ingredients from VQH Farms (Hops), Escarpment Labs (Yeast) and Barn Owl Malt. The beer, which made its debut at the 2018 Terroir Symposium on April 23rd, turned out fantastic. The yeast used from Escarpment is affectionately known as "Wild Thing" which...

Alex Whitlow, GLB's Events & Partnerships Manager, wants to take you on a journey. A journey behind the Ontario craft brewing scenes, interviewing esteemed members of the beer community while seeking answers to questions that others are too afraid to ask. With that out of the way, GLB is pleased to debut our latest project, Between Two Fermenters, a new web series currently in production in partnership with David Hodge of Eizo Quest, the dude who put together...

If you follow the Ontario Craft beer industry closely, you'll know him. If you've ever had the pleasure of drinking beer with him, you'll remember that first pint forever. If you watch our "Thirty Years of Great Lakes Beer" documentary, and our unbelievable blooper reel, you'll remember a fantastic scene with the dude. Intrigued? Swing by The Wooly Pub on Saturday April 14th after 4pm to meet the man, the myth (really), the legend, Mr. George Eagleson, during his...

RoboHop Imperial IPA is back. Yes, it's true. Our bracingly bitter and bulbous shaped little buddy is back in the GLB retail fridges and now starting to make appearances at LCBO locations across Ontario. To celebrate the return of RoboHop, a beer so aromatic, so flavourful, so beautiful...

Skidless Pale Ale. The Proof is in the Putin. Sexy Poncho. These are some of the names from the beers our staff brewed in the first ever GLB Family Brew Off challenge last year to help celebrate our 30th anniversary. Customers were able to sample special beers brewed by various departments within the brewery and rank their favourites on a ballot. It was so successful that we've decided to bring it back this year. Come by the...

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