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Great Lakes Brewing Full Nelson APA , West Avenue Barrett Fullers Secret , Dieu du Ciel Dernière Volonté (en fût de chêne) 98, Le Trou du Diable Mactavish In Memoriam 86, Le Trou du Diable L’Impératrice (Fût de Bourbon Américain) 98, Le Trou du Diable Le Purgatoire - Archéoporter 96, Le Trou du Diable Nez de Poivrot (Fût de Bourbon Américain) 90, Le Trou du Diable Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Brandy Oak) 99, Le Trou du Diable Bretteuse (Fût de Syrah) 100, Le Trou du Diable Dulcis Succubus 99, House Ales Fermium 97, Great Lakes Brewing Pompous Ass 89, Oast House Pitchfork Porter , House Ales Lil Swag , House Ales Pound Cake , Nickel Brook / Sawdust City 11/05 Barleywine , Bellwoods Table Beer , Amsterdam Starke Pilsner , Le Trou du Diable Punkrauch 79, Great Lakes Brewing Lake Effect IPA 97
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BreWedge (7) Ottawa, Ontario | March 24, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Have been on many occasions and I love this place for their extensive selection of excellent local and imported beers. Staff are friendly but they’ve recently eliminated table service. The menu is quite limited though I have to say the charcuterie plate we had was excellent. Great place for a beer and light snack.
jercraigs (256) Toronto, Ontario | March 21, 2013| Updated October 25, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
If you can only pick one beer place to go in Toronto while visiting, this should probably be it. Great patio in summer, pretty cozy in the winter. Draft list has recently been expanded and is generally one of the best in Toronto. One of the best places to find seasonals and one-offs from Ontario breweries, especially since they tweet the tap list online. The House Ales beers are typically good to great. Bottle selection is impressive but can be pricey - prices often reflect the exclusivity and rarity of the beers on offer. The menu has been reduced from what they had previously. The meat and cheese boards are great but again, prices reflect the fact that you are getting high quality meats and cheese. Service is always attentive and friendly and generally fairly knowledgeable. Typically bar service only now. Festivals and special events are VERY popular so plan to get there early.
LilBeerDoctor (315) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 25, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A small pub in downtown Toronto. It’s got an old, grubby-like feel with tons of beer paraphernalia on the walls and old bottles as well. There’s not too many seats, so I can see how a place like this would get crowded quickly. I visited on one of their event days - "Pre-Cask Days" - so all they were serving was cask beer. There was a decent selection, around 8-10 casks; apparently more would be arriving the next day. All local beers of course, though I guess on regular days they have a more varied selection. The food menu is fairly short; mostly snacks and meat trays. Since this was an event day they didn’t start serving until 5pm. Interesting pub, definitely seems to have the best selection in Toronto in terms of unique beers. Quite pricey though - I don’t know if it was the event or not, but an imperial pint was $8! I’d still say it’s worth a stop if you’re in Toronto and want to try something different.
Johnsense (66) , | August 15, 2012| Updated August 4, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cramped space that was probably never meant to fit more than 24 people. Thankfully the patio is large. About 15 taps - a Cider, some house Ales, a mix of Ontario and Quebec craft beer. The bottle list features beer from Canada and across the world, but they’ll cost you. Good service, knowledgeble staff. Food was good. Best bargains here are their taps. Be forewarned - you’ll wait outside for a long time if you show up later for a special event. Edit. More taps added since last review.
Strange Brew (3) Toronto, Ontario | July 30, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great little place to enjoy some hard-to-find quaffs. Very good draught selection has been augmented by small brewing operation. Service can be slow but they are generally pretty knowledgeable. Unfortunately, small size makes it hard to get in sometimes, but when the patio is open it helps.
itaste (37) , | July 24, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Easy to find. The perfect place to spend an evening if you are travelling alone and you want to taste a very good beer. The service is perfect and the selection is wide.
shaynsawchuk (4) Mississauga, Ontario | July 3, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Arrived after 11 pm, kitchen was closed and service was available at the bar only. Cottage like ambiance interrupted by loud hip hop and rap music. Lots of wood and picnic tables. Great selection of beers, definitely the best I have seen, better than the LCBO. Markup seems pretty standard, bottles about 200% of LCBO pricing. They brew downstairs as well. Tried their house Westside IPA, King Pilsner and a bottle of Unibroue La Terrible. Good times, will go again.
RLiddell (6) Valrico, Florida | June 23, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This establishment was rated highest in Toronto, so I was looking forward to a very nice evening. Unfortunately, the bartender was pre-occupied with a friend and most of the taps had either Saison or sours, which is great unless you want a good IPA. Overall, I thought the place was okay, but I would not recommend as a first stop in Toronto
kevinsenn (69) Waterloo, Ontario | June 7, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great little place. Plenty of beer bottles decorating the interior, and it has a decent-sized patio. Great selection of Ontario craft brews (difficult ones to get, at that) on tap, including some of their own quality house brews. Terrific bottle selection as well, including some that are "on sale". Food was quite good, but the portions left a little to be desired. My only real complaint is they taunted me by listing "Stone Russian Imperial Stout" on their website, making it plainly visible in their fridge, telling me they have a couple bottles when I ask about it, then when I order it, they say "oh we can’t actually sell it to you - it’s being saved for a special occasion".
MarcNS (5) , | June 3, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great atmosphere. Cozy pub with a great selection of Ontario micros.
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