Tag Archive for ‘Great Lakes Brewing’

Brewers Plate Toronto 2013

Brewers Plate 2013 to pair Ontario craft beer with chef-prepared food

Brewers Plate Toronto is gearing up for another night of craft beer paired with food prepared by several of the city’s local chefs. The event will take place next week on April 17 at the CBC Barbara Frum Atrium. This year, money raised from the event will go toward supporting Not Far From The Tree,… Read More ›

Beau's Wag the Wolf

Beau’s latest Wild Oats series beer will be weissbier

Beau’s All Natural Brewing of Vankleek Hill, Ontario will be launching the next beer in its Wild Oats series on March 28. The brewery described the upcoming Wag the Wolf as a “hop-forward 6% ABV weissbier.” As usual, Beau’s likes to step over the edge when it comes to its Wild Oats series beers. This… Read More ›

The signs of autumn are here

As the summer heat fades into autumn cool and we exchange our shorts and T-shirts for jeans and jackets, one sign amongst beer geeks that autumn is upon is the appearance of pumpkin beers on the shelves of our local beer and liquor stores. It’s almost become a tradition for the beer geek, now tiring… Read More ›

My own efforts at the inaugural Barrel Bragging Rights competition in 2011.

Beer writers team with pro brewers for second annual Barrel Bragging Rights

In Toronto, the third annual Toronto Beer Week is coming up, and with it, the second annual Barrel Bragging Rights competition. Pairing Toronto area beer writers with professional breweries, Barrel Bragging Rights was the big kick-off event at last year’s Toronto Beer Week. And what an event it was! The place was absolutely packed. The… Read More ›

Canadian Beer News Dinner 2

Canadian Beer News set for second in beer dinner series

Beer writer Greg Clow of Canadian Beer News launched the first in what will hopefully be a long-running series of beer dinners in December. The first event in the Canadian Beer News Dinner Series featured Beau’s All Natural Brewing of Vankleek Hill, Ontario, and a vegan meal prepared by chef Doug McNish (hosted at The… Read More ›

Ontario Craft Brewers logo

Ontario Craft Brewers returns to Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Ontario Craft Brewers will be returning for the second year to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to promote and showcase several of Ontario’s craft breweries and their beers. The Royal Brew House, a craft beer garden housed within the fair, will be pouring beers from 13 Ontario craft breweries, including: Amsterdam Brewing Beau’s All Natural… Read More ›

Happy hangover day, Toronto

You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. Yes, all good things come to an end, and the second annual Toronto Beer Week officially wrapped up last night (although I still see plenty of beer events in the city for today popping up on my Twitter feed). I closed out the week… Read More ›

Ontario Craft Brewers sees sales spike during LCBO summer beer promotion

The LCBO‘s summer beer promotion paid off for Ontario Craft Brewers, which experienced a 36 per cent year-over-year increase in sales between July 18th and August 14th. During its summer beer promotion, the LCBO held 60 mini beer fairs at its various store locations to give customers a chance to sample a variety of Ontario… Read More ›

Great Lakes Miami Weiss

Great Lakes Miami Weiss returns

As we head towards the middle point of August, Great Lakes Brewery is bringing back its Miami Weiss Wheat Ale and shipping it out to the LCBO. Brewed with 50% wheat malt, Miami Weiss weighs in at 4.5% ABV and is American style wheat beer. It’s only going to be available for a limited time…. Read More ›

From left to right: Jason Britton of Cameron's Brewing, Eric Ecclestone of Biergotter, George Eagleson of F&M Brewery

Report: Brewing Under the Stars at Stout Irish Pub

The Stout Irish Pub in Toronto was packed full of beer lovers on the Monday night of Ontario Craft Beer Week 2011, and representatives from three breweries and a local homebrew club were on hand to answer questions about the brewing process and jointly brew a stout on the patio using Great Lakes Brewery‘s pilot… Read More ›