Great Lakes Brewery | Toronto, Ontario
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Great Lakes Brewery
Exceptional based on 16 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

30 Queen Elizabeth Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario Canada M8Z 1L8 [ print map ]
416 255 4510

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Hours: 10 a.m. Ė 6 p.m. (Retail) Monday to Saturday


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Beer Available At Great Lakes Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes Brewing Devilís Pale Ale 666 79, Great Lakes Brewing Red Leaf Lager 13, Great Lakes Brewing 25th Anniversary Belgian Saison 87, Great Lakes Brewing Audrey Hopburn 97, Canuck Pale Ale 91, Great Lakes Brewing Golden Horseshoe Lager 6, Great Lakes Chill Winston Grisette 86, Great Lakes Brewing 25th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 99, Great Lakes Swamp Juice IPA , Great Lakes Brewing Thrust! An IPA 96, Great Lakes Brewing RoboHop 98, Great Lakes Brewing Johnny Simcoe 95, Great Lakes Brewing Apocalypse Later Imperial Black IPA 97, Great Lakes Brewing Harry Porter & the Bourbon Soaked Vanilla Bean 95, Great Lakes Brewing Harry Porter and the Cherry Hoarder , Great Lakes Brewing Simple Porter 83, Great Lakes Brewing Half Nelson IPA 88, Great Lakes Brewing Deliverance (Pinot Noir Barrel Aged) 92, Great Lakes Brewing Barney Dubbel (Cab Franc Barrels) , Great Lakes Brewing Harry Porter 93
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16 reviews for Great Lakes Brewery
 Ambiance  60%
 Service  68%
 Selection  60%
 Food N/A 
 Value  72%
 Overall  63%
 Rating  68%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (383) Burnaby, British Columbia | July 21, 2014
Industrial area just off the highway. Tap room bottle shop that offers a tasting flight and whatever they have for sale. As people mentioned, worth going for special editions, but no reason otherwise. Helpful geek staff are very nice.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 10/20
rob6239  (46) Ontario | June 19, 2014
Yes, the Great Lakes specialty brews are some of the best around, but their "storefront" is pretty sad. A wall fridge usually has a few of their brews in bottles/can or growlers now.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian  (56) Halifax, Nova Scotia | April 24, 2014
Always a good place to stop by if youíre in the area. They always have some seasonals or one-offs that are tasty and fresh. Nothing but good things to say about this brewery. They have a tasting room with a few of their beers on tap. One of the better breweries in Toronto area.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
samzim  (48) Ontario | November 28, 2013
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | October 26, 2013
A hell of a spot just off the Gardiner. Itís got a small retail shop/tasting room up front with a bunch of coolers housing their products. Phone first to see what is in the coolers because it can be either their normal lineup - which, although tasty, you neednít drive to Etobicoke to enjoy. On the other hand, if theyíve released a bunch of their specialty products, youíre in for a treat. These guys know how to brew and some of the specialty beers can hold their own against anything happening in North America. I hope they bring back the project X events, but even if they donít, you canít really go wrong here.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk  (165) Washington D.C., Washington DC | October 13, 2012
Way out in the middle of nowhere. I phoned and they told me they had a bottle of deliverance but they didnít once I got there - just the predictable bottles of red leaf lager, Devilís pale and other beers you can easily find in the lcbo. There were two bottles of a Belgian Wit from project X for $8 each. They give free samples from four taps - they had the regular lineup plus their seasonal pumpkin beer. The prices of the regular line-up is also exactly the same price as the lcbo. Donít waste your time unless they have a project X bottle you really want to get ahold of. And even then, double check.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
cratez  (200) Toronto, Ontario | July 14, 2012
When I visited: May 2012. What I bought: Bombers of the 25th Anniversary Robust Porter and Harry Porter and the Bourbon Soaked Vanilla Beans, glassware. What I liked: clean, open and inviting interior with a fridge full of regular brands and one-offs and several taps in the middle of the store. Friendly service from the girl at the cash till, parking out front. What I disliked: Their core lineup could stand to be more interesting, and it would be great to see at least one of the specialty brews on tap (like at Half Acre). Would I go back? Yes.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
YeomanJustin  (3) , | May 23, 2012
Nice little area for the retail store. Never been on a tour but you can always try their beer. Never talked to the staff, every time ive gone they just sit behind the desk. The selection is awesome if you can get there when they have some of their Project X stuff in, only problem is that it doesnít last long.
46
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 7/20
kevinsenn  (80) Waterloo, Ontario | March 26, 2012
No tour available on our visit, as toffsbury mentioned. But 4 samples available in the store, which is nice, and friendly knowledgable staff. One non-LCBO beer available, but itís the worst one (Golden Horseshoe Lager). Crazy Canuck smelt and tasted better fresh from the store than it does from an LCBO can. Relatively large selection, considering itís just one brewery, with rotating seasonals, and one-offs. Have to try a Project-X sometime.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 5/20
toffsbury  (5) Toronto, Ontario | March 25, 2012
Will re-rate when I come back and get the tour. They were installing new equipment and tossing out the old tanks, so they couldnít bring people into the brewery proper. They were renovating the whole place, actually; the owner and his son were installing light fixtures while we were there. Knowledgeable staff, who were a bit standoffish at first but warmed up when we showed we were serious about beer. Four brews on tap to taste, five in the cooler to buy. Prices same as LCBO, as required by law. (Sigh.) Crazy Canuck is pretty nice, and the Devilís Pale Ale is always worthwhile. Orange Peel Ale is a good seasonal. Everything is available at the LCBO, of course, but they do regular experimental "Projext X" days which should be worth checking out. Not this time, but will check it out next and re-rate.

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