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Beer Available At Bellwoods Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Bellwoods Farmhouse Saison 96, Bellwoods Monogamy (Sorachi Ace) , Bellwoods Donkey Venom 93, Bellwoods Witchshark Imperial IPA 99, Bellwoods Catherine Wheel 92, Bellwoods Cat Lady 94, Bellwoods 3 Minutes to Midnight 99, Bellwoods Blitzen 2013 87, Dieu du Ciel Solstice díHiver 98, Bellwoods Brettal Head 82, Bellwoods Grizzly Beer 90, Bellwoods Hellwoods 98, Bellwoods Lost River Baltic Porter 96, Bellwoods Roman Candle IPA 97, Bellwoods Grognard Session Stout 90, Bellwoods Stay Classy 73, Great Lakes Brewing Half Nelson IPA 88, Bellwoods Farmageddon 98, Bellwoods Barrel Aged Grandmaís Boy 98, Bellwoods Farmhouse Classic 92
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Mooncattie (57) Markham, Ontario | March 28, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited March 23, 2013. Located in what is billed as Torontoís "Little Portugal", Bellwoods Brewery sits on a tiny lot that used to be a mechanicís garage. The garage door is still there, and goes up in warmer months to connect the small interior to a front patio. The frequently updated Draught menu listed ten beers on my colder-than-usual March Saturday afternoon visit. I started with the Common Session Ale, and was very pleasantly surprised by the mini-explosion of tropical citrus flavour. Itís deceptively powerful for a 4.6% ale, and I could easily make it my one beer of the visit. I moved up, however, to the 6.4% Monogamy single hop (Summit) pale ale. Not my favourite of the three pints I had here, itís a light yellow colour with not so much flavour as the Common. Itís worth mentioning at this point that the food menu is somewhat limited, somewhat pricey, and eclectic. I stuck with a $4.00 bread and butter plate to take the edge off the suds. No "pub food" here. Last beer for me was the Witchshark, combining two nasty iconic images into one 9% double IPA, served in smaller goblets. Iíve had double IPAs and, indeed, single IPAs that kind of hopped me right off the stool, but this wasnít one of them. Itís delicious, not overpowering, and if I was staying overnight nearby I could sip on three of these liíl gobs in an evening before slowly pointing my feet towards a spot to lie down! Bellwoods is well worth the journey out of the city centre for visitors to Toronto, and locals should definitely make the effort to come here as well. No grand banner or neon sign to announce the place, just a small gas station-like sign with a red bell logo to welcome you. Take the Dundas or Queen streetcars to Ossington and walk south or north respectively for five minutes or so. Or take the Bloor subway line to Ossington station and catch the Ossington 61 bus south to the sign of the red bell at Argyle Street. Itís a cool area to wander around. Highly recommended.
Arizont (7) Toronto, Ontario | January 15, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place has had a great start. It has great spacce, particularly in the summer. The location on Ossington is cool. It needs a wider selection, but that will no doubt come with time.
yrstruly (1) Guelph, Ontario | December 30, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice looking space, but very small. Donít go on a Saturday - service definitely suffers when then place is busy. The food is overpriced but okay, bottle selection is good, their own beer is the best in the province.
Radek Kliber (201) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | November 27, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
From outside this place does not look like much. Inside you will be welcomed with most attentive staff there is in Toronto. They offer generous samplers , food menu is limited but everything tasted great. For quality they offer prices are very reasonable. Beer is excellent. Toronto needed such place to rise benchmark.
LilBeerDoctor (319) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 27, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This was my favorite stop in Toronto. I know the ratings are pretty solid for this place, but somehow I felt it was underrated. A small place with an outdoor patio (that I almost missed because there is no sign), a garage door that could close off the patio, and a few tables/small bar then all the tanks and brewing equipment (there might be seats upstairs but I didnít venture up there). Anyway it was packed on a Thursday evening. Top notch beer selection - excellent. They had maybe 8-10 of their own beers (including unique offerings such as berliner weisse, wine barrel aged tripel, single hop IPA, collaboration IIPA, imperial stout, 2 different saisons, etc). They have a few guest taps and a decent bottle selection (including Westy 12 for $30 if you so desire). Not only do they have a phenomenal beer list, but the beers are actually really good. Of the 5 I tried, lowest rated was a 3.7, highest 4.1. I guess you could find fault with their food menu - it is small, mostly things like meat plate, cheese plate, etc. and fairly expensive. So I didnít order any food. But what I saw (and smelled) looked really good too. Service was great too - although it was busy, our waiter kept coming back and making sure we were ok. Overall - this is a brewpub you must check out if in Toronto, you wonít be disappointed.
rob6239 (41) Ontario | September 30, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great little place. Outdoor patio with heaters for nicer weather, otherwise not as much seating inside. Offered about 10 of their own beer on draft and about as many fantastic bottle selections. Draft selections were all unique and some were some type of one-off hybrid products. Menu was small but the food offered was great. That our server knew the proper temperatures to serve and drink the different beer styles impressed us a lot.
Johnsense (66) , | September 6, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice building in an inconvenient location (unless youlive downtown). Service was prompt, very friendly, good pours. A few imported bottles available but this is place is all about Bellwoods solid lineup of beers. Had Fruit Helmet and Last Splash - both were excellent. Did not try the food but the BBQ out front was tempting. A bit pricey, but you pay for quality, right?
rejtable (91) Ontario | September 4, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
What a great spot! Was there on a beautiful sunny summer night, so at least the patio was open. Must be a nightmare to get into in the winter or in the rain. Everyone packed in tight, lots of din from the converstations, place is nicely decorated, but spartan. Nothing too in your face. Service was awesome, the beers I had were top not. Food was a huge dissapointment though. We had the two more substantial offerings on the small menu (Sausage/corn and steak). The Sausage and corn were both bad, steak was just ok. Would not bother at all with food next time, I could easily just enjoy the night drinking in their fine beer in a really awesome setting.
AGAquino (50) Toronto, Ontario | September 1, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice little brewpub. Varied selection of imaginative and nicely crafted beers.
jercraigs (259) Toronto, Ontario | August 21, 2012| Updated August 19, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Been a few times now. The atmosphere is great, picnic tables and seats at the bar in a small space. Patio is spartan but pleasantly shady in comparison to most, and just about doubles the capacity of the bar. Tap list is good, generally having a solid selection of their house brews in a variety of styles. Bottle list is also pretty impressive but I have never ordered any of them, sticking with the house beers. Food menu is interesting, mix of gourmet snacks and larger meals. What I have tried has been great. Food prices are pretty high for some things. A less gourmet cheese plate option would great, for example. Beer prices are a touch on the high side but generally worth it for the quality. Bottle and growler prices are not bad, but sales are currently infrequent. Look for more frequent sales down the road. Servers are all super friendly and pretty knowledgeable, and will find out the answer if they donít already know. Overall it is a must visit for out of towners.
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