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Beer Available At Great Lakes Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes Brewing Harry Porter and the Cherry Hoarder , Great Lakes Brewing Simple Porter 83, Great Lakes Brewing Half Nelson IPA 86, Great Lakes Brewing Deliverance (Pinot Noir Barrel Aged) 92, Great Lakes Brewing Harry Porter & the Bourbon Soaked Vanilla Bean 95, Great Lakes Brewing Barney Dubbel (Cab Franc Barrels) , Great Lakes Brewing Harry Porter 94, Great Lakes Brewing Green Tea Ale 27, Great Lakes Brewing Beard of Zeus , Great Lakes Brewing Winter Ale 74, Great Lakes Brewing Devilís Pale Ale 666 79, Great Lakes Brewing Etobichoker 97, Great Lakes Brewing Birch Porter , Great Lakes Brewing 25th Anniversary Belgian Saison 87, Great Lakes Brewing Lake Effect IPA 98, Great Lakes Brewing Golden Horseshoe Lager 6, Great Lakes Brewing Hissyfit 77, Great Lakes Brewing Red Leaf Lager 14, Great Lakes Brewing Pumpkin Ale 76, Great Lakes Vanilla Bourbon Porter
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samzim (38) Ontario | November 28, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | October 26, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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.
solidfunk (123) Washington D.C., Washington DC | October 13, 2012
34 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 9/20
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.
cratez (185) Toronto, Ontario | July 14, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
YeomanJustin (3) , | May 23, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kevinsenn (78) Waterloo, Ontario | March 26, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
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.
toffsbury (5) Toronto, Ontario | March 25, 2012
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
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.
matt7215 (64) Cambridge, Ontario | February 20, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
it really depends on if you visit great lakes during a project x event or on a regular day. if you visit on a project x day you will get to try some really cool one off brews, eat great food, and enjoy terrific sevice. if you visit on a regular day youíll get the regular GL lineup and spotting over the counter service. plan your trip wisely.
Sammy (513) Toronto, Ontario | July 23, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
A nice place to visit when Project X, or when special releases as few bottles, a chance to try an experiment.
jercraigs (259) Toronto, Ontario | July 23, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
As a place to stop for a visitor the brewery is relatively uninteresting most days. The selection of beers is generally available at the LCBO, unless they have some of their one off "Project X" bottles available. For events like the monthly Project X and their BBQs though it is well worth a visit. Lots of fun, staff is very friendly and they are generally very good value for your money. Check the brewery website and Twitter for brewery and event news. They donít normally serve food other than at events which is generally BBQ or food supplied by one of their licensees, and generally pretty decent.
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