9 Breweries In Toronto You Must Try If You Love Beer
Take your love of beer to the next level.
Toronto is home to lots of bars, clubs and LCBO's (there's one on every corner basically). We've got no trouble finding a place to kick back and grab drinks with friends.
If you're feeling tired of usual draughts and you're looking for something new and different, we've got you covered! Check out this list of 9 breweries in Toronto you MUST try:
Indie Ale House // 2876 Dundas St W
Right in the heart of the Junction, Indie Ale House is a brewpub that offers a wide selection of different unique beers as well as delicious food.
Try it out: Belgian Indian Pale Ale, has a unique blend of bitter and fruity. It's one of their most popular beers, and stays on tap year round!
Amsterdam Brewery // 245 Queens Quay W
Amsterdam brewery has been around forever, with their new location just recently opened on the harbourfront in 2013. Besides incredible beer and food, they have an amazing patio you MUST visit at least once this summer!
Try it out: Amsterdam Blonde, a staple for the brand (they've been brewing it since 1986) this beer never disappoints. You can't go wrong with a classic!
Bandit Brewery // 2125 Dundas St W
Located in Roncesvalles, Bandit Brewery is a smaller brewery that has a relaxed, chill vibe. The owners were inspired by German beer gardens, and wanted to recreate the comfortable atmosphere here in Toronto. Their outdoor patio is stunning!
Try it out: Hasselhef, (first of all, hilarious name) this beer has a refreshing taste, and is inspired by the owner's love of the Hoff.
Left Field Brewery // 36 Wagstaff Dr
Established in Toronto in 2013, this baseball themed brewery will make you feel like a kid again. Left Field's philosophy: great beer is about great taste and good times. They don't disappoint!
Try it out: Spaceman, with peach, apricot and orange blossom flavours, this double dry hopped IPA is seriously a home run!
Lansdowne Brewery // 303 Lansdowne Ave
This Lansdowne staple features some of the best small breweries in Toronto as well as their own taps.
Try it out: Dry Stout, a lighter beer that will keep you coming back!
Bellwoods Brewery // 124 Ossington Ave
Bellwoods brewery is a brewpub and bottle shop, with one of the coolest locations in Toronto. Located right on the Ossington strip, the indoor patio and second floor mezzanine will have you feeling relaxed while enjoying one of their amazing beers!
Try it out: Farmhouse Classic, this a staple for Bellwoods Brewery. This beer has a nice spectrum of fruity, leathery and funky flavour. Finishes dry with spicy notes. (You can get it bottled to bring home too)!
Junction Craft Brewing // 90 Cawthra Ave
Committed to crafting the highest quality beers, Junction Craft Brewing offers a number of different beers that you can try at their tap house. They continue to experiment with beer, and satisfy their customers! (Like what you taste? Conductor's Craft Ale and Brakeman's Session Ale are available as tall boys at the LCBO)!
Try it out: Conductor's Craft Ale, their signature beer is crafted using different British, German and American techniques.
Blood Brothers Brewing // 165 Geary Ave
This family-owned craft brewery recently opened in 2015 and is newer to the Toronto scene. They continue to push against uniformity in today's beer market. Come check out their cool location and tap room that just opened!
Try it out: Shumei IPA, a balanced bitter taste with citrus and pine.
Halo Brewery // 247 Wallace Ave
Focus on variety and experimentation, Halo Brewery has come a long way since their basement brewery days. Constantly pushing the envelope in craft beer, Halo Brewery never fails to impress with unique flavours! (They even feature their recipe and process on their website! How cool is that)?
Try it out: Shapeshifter, a sour IPA stays true to its name. This beer features Hops from Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo and Centennial. So good!