Craft breweries in Toronto continue to thrive and 2017 has been an especially good year.
Even with a few months left to go, we can already report an abundance of new spots for local beer. Here are 10 new Toronto breweries that opened in 2017:
Located in Leaside, this microbrewery is the newest offering from Amsterdam Brewing Co. Inside, expect to find seating for 200+ guests, two patios, and a menu that deals in charbroiled fare and house brews focused on premium barrel aged beers.
Address: 87 Laird Drive, Toronto
Phone: 416- 504-1060
The Hafis Road location joined the original on Ossington just in time for the 2017 new year, increasing the availabilty of this local favourite known for its rotating selection of house beers ranging from light hoppy styles to barrel-aged special releases.
Address: 124 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Address: 20 Hafis Road, North York
A Toronto brewpub operated in collaboration with Oliver & Bonacini joined the Etobicoke-based brewery from this Calgary beer brand. The Big Rock location at Liberty Commons benefits from a patio, bottle shop and pretty stellar menu too.
Address: 1589 The Queensway, Etobicoke
Address: 42 Liberty Street, Toronto
Now open in Riverside, this taproom, kitchen, and bottle shop is an excellent addition to this rapidly changing neighbourhood. Located next to the Broadview Hotel, find husband and wife team, brewmaster David Lee (ex-Kensington Brewing Company and Mill Street Brewery) and chef Tara Lee (Bar Hop Brewco.) pouring pints of Moonless Night Oatmeal Stout and dishing out plates of chicken schnitzel and ribeyes.
Address: 1346 Queen Street West, Toronto
One of the most anticipate openings of 2017, this brewery is the brainchild from Luc “Bim” Lafontaine (formerly of the Montreal-based microbrewery Dieu du Ciel). The 6,000 square foot facility operates as a 140-seat pub and restaurant, as well as a retail bottle shop.
Address: 242 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto
The goose has landed in Toronto! The Chicago brand opened this east side prewpub over the summer where beer drinkers will find themselves surrounded by state-of-the-art BrauKon brewing system. Forget taking a tour, head brewer Bernard Priest-Blais is always in earshot and he likes to talk about beer.
Address: 70 The Esplanade, Toronto
Watermelon Wheat, Baldwin St. Fisheye P.A, and In the Weeds Pale Ale are just a few of the market-fresh beers produced at this long-awaited brewery in Kensington Market. Open to the public as of this summer, Sampling on-site is encouraged while the bottle shop is a blessing for anyone eager to skip the trip to The Beer Store.
Address: 299 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
Signature brews are piped into this brewpub straight from the beer towers and are available on tap at the bar via champagne lines that run along the ceilings. To pair next to the unique house brews, look forward to a menu from Chef Mark Cutrara featuring elk tartare, General Bao Chicken, and bacon popcorn.
Address: 115 Bathurst Street, Toronto
This brewery headed up by brewmaster Matthew Reiner opened this spring just in time for beach season! The focus here is on farmhouse-style and hop-forward beers served alongside snacky foods like nachos, wings, and house jerky.
Address: 1001 Eastern Avenue, Toronto
Home to the Riverside Pilsner, this east side brewery houses a three vessel brewing system, retail store, and tap room where beer drinkers can enjoy a rotating selection of small-batch beers.
Address: 31 Saulter Street, Unit 1, Toronto