First Draft - Niagara College Teaching Brewery | Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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First Draft - Niagara College Teaching Brewery
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Type: Brewery (see listing)

135 Taylor Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada L0S 1J0 [ print map ]
905 641 2252

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Hours: 10am-6pm Daily


Mayor: FROTHINGSLOSH (4) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 6


First Draft - Niagara College Teaching Brewery

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Beer Available At First Draft - Niagara College Teaching Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Brewmaster Wheat , Butlerís Bitter 68, Certified Originals Wild Turkey Surprise , Brewmaster IPA 43, MADD Virgin Craft Brewed Lager , First Draft Campus Lager 24, Brewmaster Stout , Certified Originals 1814 porter , Certified Originals Red Eye Sour , Certified Originals Canadian Smoke , Certified Originals Biere De Saison , Brewmaster Cherry Pilsner
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9 reviews for First Draft - Niagara College Teaching Brewery
 Ambiance  62%
 Service  78%
 Selection  62%
 Food N/A 
 Value  72%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  73%


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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs  (386) Toronto, Ontario | August 28, 2015
2015-08. Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon on our drive home. Itís a fairly small store and sampling area, just two fridges of bottles and cans, about a dozen (more?) taps available for samples or growler fills. The recipes on offer change frequently so there will almost definitely be something new available each time you visit. Quality of the student beers varies, but are mostly at least decent, some are quite good. Worth a stop! Bartender was one of the students and knew his stuff.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon  (244) Boisbriand, Quebec | July 20, 2015
Visited on June 26, 2015, in late morning (10 AMish). Located on the far side of the Taylor Road entrance, pass the winery, next to the greenhouse. Itís very unassuming place, compared to the winery (obviously, this is wine country after all). Itís a simple straightforward bottle shop, with a few merchandise. About a dozen beers on tap that day, there was nice dark Belgium ale of the Certified Originals line, but it was not available in single bottle. In fact there was not a lot of single, some 6 packs and growlers, it kind of suck but I imagine they are doing well. Next time Iím in the region, I hope they have more!
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (844) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 5, 2014
A retail store with taps and bottles, located on campus. Service was nice and friendly, but from the hospitality side of the college, not the brewing. Selection was great with tons to try. Quality varied drastically. Prices were reasonable. Lots of samples to be had that change quiet often, a tickers delight.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff  (188) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 26, 2013
this place was great, a college teaching people how to brew- and you get to drink it! .. small area to drink but legit .. growler fills and small amount of bottles .. nice guys working there .. i liked it, i would go back every weekend if i lived near by!
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) Ontario | August 15, 2012
Nice, new look and a nice place, good to see a new set of brewers coming up and should be good for the ontario beer scene in coming years, decent selection of experament brews, a good stop in, not far from the highway, worth the stop
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine  (822) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 10, 2012
Fun to visit. The beers arenít that good; they put a marzen, of all things, on cask; and the brewmaster uses the same yeast for most of the beers (something one of the students decried). The program is wonderful, teaches students not just brewing but the business of beer. So itís fun to visit and support the program. The Teaching Winery across the way has a gorgeous back patio with view, too.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215  (71) Cambridge, Ontario | June 21, 2011
free tastings of everything current and bottles and growlers to go. would be a tickers paradise for locals. fun stop if your in the area but certainly not a destination.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | May 31, 2011
Popped in here last weekend to see what was up. Pretty friendly couple of students working when we were there - they had the lager and the ale for sale in bottles along with a porter, witbier, Belgian IPA and a cask IPA as well. The Belgians were a bit phenolic, but the others were decent, particularly the porter. Tastings were free and most of the stuff was available for growler fills. Looking forward to seeing how this program develops over time.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis  (88) Ottawa, Ontario | April 18, 2011
Located on campus, brand new brewery store with all offerings on tap for sampling. Love to see an Ontario college bringing a course like this to fruition. Left with one of everything!

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