1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bellwoods Brewery

Not Rated.
Bellwoods BreweryBellwoods Brewery
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

38 Ratings
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.71%
Active Beers: 62
Beer Ratings: 1,147
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

124 Ossington Ave
Toronto, Ontario, M6J 2Z5
Canada
phone: (416) 535-4586

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bellwoodsbeer

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: jrenihan on 04-08-2012)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cratez:
Photo of cratez
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%

When I visited: April 2012.

What I had: Lost River Baltic Porter, Witchshark Imperial IPA, Berliner Weisse, various snacks, dessert.

What I liked: Comfortable, welcoming atmosphere, excellent timely service, delicious food and beer. Bellwoods is cranking out high quality takes on under-represented styles, and they blow Mill St. and Granite out of the water. I’ll be interested to see how other newcomers - like the Indie Alehouse - stack up.

What I disliked: Nothing. My only criticism is that the beer, while very good, falls short of greatness. These guys will continue to evolve, though, and I think their best is yet to come.

Would I go back? Absolutely.

Overall Rating: 84

cratez, Jul 22, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Went to get some bottles but had to stay for 1!!

VERY expensive. Plain and simple.

Excellent selection. Had a Bring Out Your Dead. $22.00 for a 500ml bottle. Again VERY expensive.
Would be a stretch at $10.00 at the bottle shop but would buy a few for the cellar.

Did not try and of the food but what came out of the kitchen looked very attractive.

Looking forward to going back but I better save up as the pricing is HIGH.

Enjoy

DaveBar, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of tally
3.5/5  rDev -18%

tally, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Electros
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Electros, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of hunterjames
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

hunterjames, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Visited only the bottle shop, they had 3 or 4 beers available for purchase, mostly session ales. Nice, clean and friendly. The bar looked awesome and hope to come back to enjoy some beers on site.

papat444, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of MayonakaStout
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MayonakaStout, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of ToddMopps
4/5  rDev -6.3%

ToddMopps, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of AugustusRex
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

AugustusRex, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of SankeySr
3.39/5  rDev -20.6%

Went here last night...

Walking up, really cool looking place, good outside seating area. During busy time they have you wait in line just to get to the host, who is also working as a server, so we waited ten minutes until we even knew what the deal was. You're also not allowed to even go to the bar as you wait. Once we got approached the hostess was really nice and got us seated at the bar within five minutes.

Once at the bar, really cool inside area, also has an upstairs and is all in viewing area of the brewery which looks to be a 10bbl system. On tap is mostly house beers, I had a the Witch IPA and the Brett american Pale Ale, both good. Buddy had a the Grizzly Brown and Stout, both good. We ordered the meat plate which was great. Ordered the buffalo chicken sausage, which was a little small but very good and spicy. After those two plates we ordered the flat iron steak, which took over 25 minutes to cook and we eventually cancelled it. That's when the waitress started giving us some lip.

Overall, I'd go back and try again on a less busy night. Place stays open till midnight every day.

SIDE NOTE: Good bottle selection, a lot of belgians, some sours, some saisons. Bottle Shop is cool too.

SankeySr, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

paulish, May 27, 2014
Photo of hopsolutely
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

hopsolutely, May 17, 2014
Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

yancot, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of dipso123
3.04/5  rDev -28.8%

Tried samples of all of the Bellwood's beers and though there were a few that were quite good on the whole they were under attenuated, muddled, and dull. Some were not good at all. The bottle list was not bad and it is nice to have Westie 12 on the list. The great variety of beers they make seems to have prevented them thus far from taking the time to iterate and master any one beer in particular. Hopefully that will change in the future.

The place itself is insanely noisy, crowded and unpleasant.

dipso123, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of HATS4BATS
5/5  rDev +17.1%

HATS4BATS, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of mrandypandy
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%

I came here on a business trip and was pleasantly happy with my experience. Small bar and a few tables, food was limited, a lIttle pricey for the mains, but very well done and tasty. I only had snacks, but the oxtail the guy next to me ordered smelled fantastic. The beers are the star though. All the house brews were phenomenal, and there was an extensive bottle selection as well. The shop next door sells bottles to go. If I come back to Toronto I will definitely be back. Highly recommended, any my co-workers suck for not coming with me.

mrandypandy, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of DaPan
5/5  rDev +17.1%

DaPan, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of RevCraig
4/5  rDev -6.3%

RevCraig, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Beer-Fetish
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Beer-Fetish, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of jcb7472
3.93/5  rDev -8%

On holiday vacation in Toronto in late December, I convinced my Canadian family to bring me here. The brewery is located in the art & design district of Toronto so there are some cool vintage shops, artwork, and interesting establishments on the same street.

Bellwoods opens at 2 pm on Saturday and we arrived then because we had my 9 month old daughter in tow and we wanted to guarantee a table inside. They were very accommodating and even had a high chair for the baby. The inside of the brewery is small and there are not many tables in there although they have a small upstairs area and a small patio too. The first 2 hours they are open is the "witching hours" so draft beers are $1 off. We sampled several on draft at decent prices for Toronto (around $6 or $7 each) and tax included. For food the lunch menu is very limited but we had fries with sriracha mayo sauce for dipping which was awesome, a bowl of olives, meat tray with salami & prosciutto and bread with coffee butter. Some pretty good snacks for beer drinking and service was really friendly and nice.

The beers were all excellent: Grizzly Beer Brown Ale, Cat Lady IPA, Stay classy Session Ale, Toil and Trouble Dubbel, and our favorite was the Blitzen Saison. After we finished eating and beers, we stopped at the bottle shop on our way out where we picked up some Donkey Venom Brett Porter, Hellwoods RIS and others to go. 500 mL bottles are around $6-$8 each, which isn't cheap but not terrible either and totally worth it. Will definitely visit Bellwoods again and highly recommend for fellow BAs!

jcb7472, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of MaxOhle
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

MaxOhle, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Stanbrogan
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Stanbrogan, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of qcbrewer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of MarcatGSB
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

Love, love, love Bellwoods Brewery.

Showed up on a Wednesday night to discover an all but packed pub. There was a really nice seating area outside, but it wasn't occupied save for two or three people at one picnic table. There were a few heaters out there, so it actually wasn't all that bad.
A spot opened up at the bar, so I hopped in, and started chatting with the bartender a bit. She was a very nice girl, who you could tell knew her beer.
The first beer I tried was their session stout. A dry irish stout pushed with nitro, that clocked in at a mild 3.5% or so. Very, very good. Some nice oat crispness, with a touch of roast. I liked that it was poured on nitro, as the nitrogen gave it some added body, as it could have come off a bit light I'm sure without.
I then started chatting up the young gentlemen next to me, and as it turns out, he was born in the U.P. of Michigan. Well hello. He was a total beer geek as well, so we ended up sampling some of the bottles from their reserve board. Excellent choices.
The Collaboration with Jeppe from Evil Twin was fantastic, No Sleep Till Brooklyn. A sour stout aged in thrid or fourth run Cognac barrels. Very little barrel character, all sour funky roasty goodness. A great choice.
The second was Three Minutes to Midnight...a barrel aged stout in Cognac barrels. Again, very good. Some real jammy notes from the cognac barrel.

The vibe of this place was fantastic. Stopped by two different occasions, and both were full of friendly, upbeat young people. I didn't have the opportunity to try any food, but heard it's good.
Again, a great new beer spot in Toronto. These scene is growing, and in a good direction. Bellwoods is an awesome addition!

MarcatGSB, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of bulldogg915
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

bulldogg915, Nov 10, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Bellwoods Brewery in Toronto, ON, Canada
94 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.