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Breweries in GTA

Amsterdam Brewery
45 Esandar Drive
Toronto, ON, M4G 4C5 Map
Tel: 416-504-1040
Retail shops: Yes
Other companies' brands brewed here: Hockey Valley
Don't miss: Boneshaker IPA, Tempest Imperial Stout (seasonal).
Highlights: One of Toronto's oldest craft breweries, Amsterdam was founded as a brew pub in 1986. This sparkling new Leaside location opened up in November 2012 after Amsterdam's long-time Bathurst St. home got bulldozed to make way for condos. Website: http://www.amsterdambeer.com/

Amsterdam Brewhouse
245 Queens Quay West, South Building
Toronto, ON, M5J 2K9 Map
Tel: 416-504-1020
Retail shops: Yes
Don't miss: Space Invaders Pale Ale, plus whatever's new and seasonal.
Highlights: Amsterdam returned to its brew pub roots last summer with the addition of this snazzy new waterfront location, with one of the best patios in town (300 seats, including a row of Muskoka chairs overlooking the lake).
Website: http://www.amsterdambeer.com/

Beer Academy
75 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON, M5C 2B1 Map
Tel: 416-366-1786
Retail shop: Yes. It's the only place in town to sample their rotating roster of beers.
Don't miss: Black Lager
Highlights: The HQ of Molson-Coors Canada's small-batch division Siz Pints (which includes Creemore Springs, and Vancouver's Granville Island Brewing) also has a fully operational (albeit small) brewery, on a site that formerly housed both Denison's and Duggan's brew pubs.
Website: http://www.beeracademy.ca/

Bellwoods Brewery
124 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, ON, M6J 2Z5 Map
Tel: 416-535-4586
Retail shop: Yes. It's the only place purchase a bottle.
Don't miss: Witchshark Double IPA, Mashpipe (smoked Berliner Weisse), and whatever's new (they rotate their selection frequently)
Highlights: This funky little brew pub in deepest, hippest Ossington has been cranking out some of the most adventurous beer in the city – only available on-site – since bursting onto the scene in 2012. They've also got a more than respectable food menu, if you're feeling peckish.
Website: http://www.bellwoodsbrewery.com/

Black Creek Historic Brewery
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto, ON, M3J 2P3 Map
Tel: 416-736-1733
Retail shop: Yes
Don't miss: Brown Ale, and whatever's seasonal.
Highlights: This is attempt to recreate a village brewery from 1860s Ontario, using historical equipment and techniques (and no electricity).
Website: http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca/

Black Oak Brewing Co.
75 Horner Avenue
Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 4X5 Map
Tel: 416-252-2739
Retail shop: Yes
Other brands brewed here: Sawdust City, Radical Road, Cheshire Valley
Don't miss: Pale Ale, Nut Brown Ale, 10 Bitter Years Double IPA
Highlights: There really aren't any weak spots in the lineup of this Etobicoke brewery, which was founded in Oakville in 1999, and moved to its current location in 2008.
Website: http://www.blackoakbeer.com/

C'est What?
67 Front Street East
Toronto, ON, M5E 1B5 Map
Tel: 416-867-9499
Highlights: As Toronto's preeminent craft beer purveyor and original craft beer and wine restaurant, they offer 42 craft brews on tap
Website: http://www.cestwhat.com/

Cameron's Brewing Co.
1165 Invicta Drive
Oakville, ON, L6H 4M1 Map
Tel: 905-849-8282
Highlights: Cameron's Brewing Co., an award winning family run craft brewer based in Oakville. won over 100 brewing excellence awards in our 17-year history.
Website: http://www.cameronsbrewing.com/

Cool Beer Brewing Co.
164 Evans Avenue
Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 1J4 Map
Tel: 416-255-7100
Retail shop: Yes
Other brands brewed here: Spearhead, Denison's, Churchkey Duggan's, 100 Mike Ale
Don't miss: Millennium Buzz Hemp Beer
Website: http://www.coolbeer.com/

Get Well Bar
1181 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1X4 Map
Tel: 647-351-2337
Retail shop: No. They're only poured for drinking on site.
Don't miss: Porter, Bastard Landlord IPA (or whatever they've got going)
Highlights: At the small brewery, brewer Brad Clifford churns out batches of a little more than three kegs at a time for this west-end bar.
Website: http://www.getwellbar.com/

Granite Brewery
245 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, ON, M4P 3B7 Map
Tel: 416-322-0723
Retail shop: Yes
Don't miss: Best Bitter Special, Peculiar
Highlights: Started out in 1991 as the Toronto outpost of a Halifax brew pub, but has outlasted the original. Still one of the best places in the city for traditional English-style ales, but has started branching out with more diverse styles.
Website: http://www.granitebrewery.ca/

Great Lakes Brewery
30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd.
Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 1L9 Map
Tel: 416-255-4510
Retail shop: Yes
Other brands brewed here: Cheetah
Don't miss: Miami Weiss, Crazy Canuck Pale Ale, anthing from their limited editon Tank Ten series.
Highlights: It's been around since 1997, but it's only in the last four or five years ago that Great Lakes has really started drawing interest from beer aficionados, thanks largely to their increasingly varied seasonal offerings.
Website: http://www.greatlakesbeer.com/

587 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, M4Y 1Z4 Map
Tel: 416-928-0008
Retail shop: No. Drink on site, or at a few bars around town.
Don't miss: Whatever they've got on.
Highlights: The tiny brewery is nestled snugly into the basement of downtown beer emporium Bar Volo. There, the brewing team cranks out one hectoliter (about 2/3 of a keg) at a time. While they're not necessarily the best beers available at Volo, the House Ales are certainly the freshest. (And they're pretty darned good.) The lineup rotates almost as they can make them.
Website: http://www.barvolo.com/

Indie Alehouse Brewing Co.
2876 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON, M6P 1Y8 Map
Tel: 416-760-9691
Retail shop: Yes
Don't miss: Breakfast Porter, Spadina Monkey Sour Ale, CP Double IPA
Highlights: While many of the initial offerings when they opened in 2012 were high alcohol hop bombs, Indie's range has broadened significantly. The hop bombs are still there, but there are also rich, malty treats like their “Breakfast Porter” and tart Belgian style sour ales like Spadina Monkey. If you ask nicely, you might also get to see their barrel-aging room downstairs.
Website: http://www.indiealehouse.com/

Junction Craft Brewing
Unit #101 - 90 Cawthra Ave.
Toronto, ON, M6N 3C7 Map
Tel: 416-951-6367
Retail shop: Yes
Don't miss: Station Master's Stout
Highlights: While the Junction Conductors Craft Ale at the LCBO is currently brewed in Guelph, the company also has a small brewery right in the heart of the Toronto neighbourhood it's named for.
Website: http://www.junctioncraft.com/

Kensington Brewing Co.
156 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5T 2L4 Map
Tel: 416-648-7541
Retail shop: No (but some brands available at LCBO and Beer Store, as well as on draft at various bars).
Don't miss: Fisheye PA, Watermelon Wheat.
Highlights: While you may have seen some Kensington brews (such as Augusta Ale, Fisheye PA, or Watermelon wheat) around town or at the LCBO, those are brewed under License elsewhere.
Website: http://www.kensingtonbrewingcompany.com/

Left Field Brewery
36 Wagstaff Drive
Toronto, ON, M4L 2H7 Map
Tel: 647-402-3449
Retail shop: No. They're available on tap at various bars.
Don't miss: Eephus Oatmeal Brown, Resin Bag IPA
Highlights: Left Field's brands (including Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale, Reisn Bag IPA and Maris Pale Ale) are brewed under license in Cambridge.
Website: http://www.leftfieldbrewery.ca/

Mill Street Brew Pub
21 Tank House Lane
Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4 Map
Tel: 416-681-0338
Retail shop: Yes
Don't miss: Whatever's new
Highlights: The original Distillery District location now focuses on seasonal offerings and one-offs, leaving Mill Street's more well-known brands to their Scarborough packaging brewery.
Website: http://www.millstreetbrewpub.ca/

Mill Street Brewery
300 Midwest Road
Scarborough, ON, M1P 3A9 Map
Tel: 416-759-6565
Retail shop: No
Don't miss: Tankhouse Pale Ale, Coffee Porter.
Highlights: By 2006, Mill Street had outgrown its Distillery District location, and set up a brand new brewery in Scarborough, which handles all its larger scale production.
Website: http://www.millstreetbrewery.com/

Molson Coors
1 Carlingview Drive
Etobicoke, ON, M9W 5E4 Map
Tel: 416-679-7629
Retail shop: Yes
Don't miss: If Coors Light or Molson Canadian are your thing, you'll find them here.
Highlights: Remember those giant brewing tanks that were shipped in a convoy down the road from Hamilton a few years back? They wound up here, at what is unquestionably the biggest brewery in Toronto.
Website: http://www.molsoncoors.com/

Molson Brew House
Air Canada Centre
40 Bay Street
Toronto, ON, M5J 2X2 Map
Tel: 416-815-5983
Retail shop: No
Don't miss: Something that was actually brewed on-site.
Highlights: Yes, there's a functioning brewery in this pub at the ACC. Not that long-suffering Toronto sports fans need the occasional beverage or anything.
Website: http://www.theaircanadacentre.com/

Muddy York Brewing
22 Cranfield Road
Toronto, ON, M4B 3H1 Map
Tel: 416-619-7819
Highlights: It's not up and running yet, but this East York brewery will start up production this summer.
Website: http://www.muddyyorkbrewing.com/

Old Credit Brewing Co.
6 Queen Street West
Mississauga, ON, L5H 1L4 Map
Tel: 905-271-9888
Highlights: Old Credit has given birth to three award-winning bears: Amber Ale, Pale Pilsner and Holiday Honey.
Website: http://www.oldcreditbrewing.com/

Steam Whistle Brewing
255 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, ON, M5V 3M9 Map
Tel: 416-362-2337
Retail shop: Yes
Don't miss: The free samples after the brewery tour.
Highlights: Visiting a brewery as fun for the whole family? Absolutely, when it's within a stone's throw of the Rogers Centre, CN Tower and the Ripley's Aquarium. Oh, and they make a pretty mean pilsner, too.
Website: http://www.steamwhistle.ca/

Three Brewers
275 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, M5B 2H1 Map
Tel: 647-347-6286
Retail shop: No. You can only drink them on-site.
Don't miss: White, IPA, whatever's new and seasonal.
Highlights: Not the most adventurous brew pub in town, but there's a reasonably solid lineup of brews at the Toronto outpost of this Quebec-based chain.
Website: http://www.les3brasseurs.ca/

Trafalgar Ales and Meads
1156 Speers Road
Oakville, ON, L6L 2X4 Map
Tel: 905-337-0133
Highlights: Much of the brewery's identity was closely tied to the shipping and Great Lakes trading history of Oakville as a port.
Website: http://www.alesandmeads.com/

Stores With Frozen Beer

Don Don Izakaya
130 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON, M7A 2C7 Map
Website: http://www.dondonizakaya.com/
Nomé Izakaya
4848 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, M2N 5N2 Map
Website: http://www.nomeizakaya.com/
Kintaro Izakaya
459 Church Street
Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C8 Map
Website: http://www.kintaro.ca/
Tsuki Izakaya
5182 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, M2N 5P6 Map
Website: http://www.tsuki.ca/
Tsuki Izakaya
135 York Blvd.
Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 1A1 Map
Website: http://www.tsuki.ca/