Great Lakes Brewery News

We'd like to take a second to introduce you GLB's new artist - Patrick Corrigan. The Toronto Star editorial cartoonist joined the GLB family back in November and has already been busy creating new and memorable characters for new beers. We took a second to ask Patrick some questions so you could get to know him better. GLB: Welcome to the GLB team. Tell our loyal supporters a little about Patrick Corrigan. PC: Thanks for the big welcome and hello...

We've been getting lots of emails lately from some pretty passionate craft beer drinkers regarding our growler program, so we thought we'd take a moment to write a blog post to address some of the inquiries. Why do you only fill GLB branded growlers/howlers? Why can't customers get their own customer growlers/howlers filled in the store? Based on a number of reasons, we do not fill non Great Lakes Brewery growlers/howlers. We wash each and every growler in...

On Tuesday December 12th, Nik Cole, an amazing GLB supporter, got inked. What makes this tattoo so special was that it features Roland Baggetts of Lake Effect IPA fame. GLB recently ran a contest to see which craft beer drinker would pledge their body to GLB art and Nik won! The tattoo was done by the talented Michael Di Bastiano, Owner of Wolves Throne Tattoo here in Etobicoke. Visit our Facebook page to see step by step...

As we inch closer and closer to the holiday season, and malls become more and more packed with throngs of stressed out folks in search of that "perfect" gift, the GLB retail store wants to remind you that you can do ALL of your shopping with a #FreshGLB in hand here at 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd! Or, you can crack a can at home and browse our online e-store. From t-shirts and hoodies to hats, toques,...

Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) is proud to once again support Daily Bread Food Bank for our 9th annual Hops for Hunger campaign. THE WEEKLY GOAL Between December 1st and December 22nd any customer who purchases beer from the brewery retail store will be helping one of our neighbours in need. With every purchase of GLB beer we’ll make a donation to Daily Bread. It’s that simple. You buy #FreshGLB and we donate. Our weekly goal is to hit 5000lbs, which...

Gordie Levesque, the man, the myth, the legend. He’s been winning over the hearts and minds of ladies and gentlemen all across this country for nearly 3 decades.* And, we bet you didn't know this – he has his very own currency: GORDIE BUCKS. Yes, Gordie’s glorious face in imprinted on $10, $20 and $50 dollar denominations. These Gordie Bucks are as good as cash to us – just come in to the GLB retail store and...

[embed]https://youtu.be/MeOGMzvUpzo[/embed] 30th Anniversary Documentary Premiere!! February 12, 2017 marked our 30th anniversary in the craft brewing industry. To celebrate this historic milestone we decided to capture our year on camera with the help of the talented David Hodge. As we near the end of 2017 and enter our 31st year in business, we wanted to take you behind the GLB scenes with a full length documentary that sheds light on your fiercely independent craft brewery. Join us on Sunday...

Things are about to get dark at the GLB retail store this Friday as we welcome back two returning favourites and introduce you to a new behemoth of a beer. At 12pm, Harry Porter, Harry Porter & the Bourbon Soaked Vanilla Bean and our 30th Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout (with Cold Brewed Coffee, Vanilla and Cocoa) will all hit the GLB retail fridges. To complement the release of these three dark beers on black Friday the retail store...

It's no secret that 2017 marks our 30th anniversary in the craft beer business. We've been pretty busy pumping out special one-off releases, hosting and participating in many anniversary themed events and tastings, creating numerous video's that capture this milestone year, and much much more. We decided to catalog some of our most interesting facts since 1987 and what better why to highlight them then by putting them on individual coasters. Pro-Tip - next time you're hosting...

Etobichoker rose from the depths of the Humber river four years ago to terrorize the people of Etobicoke. He soon went back into hiding once the pitchforks came out. Chillingly there have been reports of sightings down along the riverbank leading many to believe he may be re-emerging from his lair...

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