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Bellwoods Brewery

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Bellwoods BreweryBellwoods Brewery

42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 11.32%
Active Beers: 61
Beer Ratings: 1,181
Beer Avg: 3.93
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bellwoodsbeer

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(Place added by: jrenihan on 04-08-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

MayonakaStout, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ToddMopps, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

AugustusRex, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

paulish, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

hopsolutely, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

yancot, Mar 22, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -29.8%

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
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

HATS4BATS, Feb 12, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +3%

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
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

DaPan, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

RevCraig, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Beer-Fetish, Jan 07, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -9.2%

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
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

MaxOhle, Dec 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Stanbrogan, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +0.7%

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
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

bulldogg915, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Cadbury, Nov 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Andy_Luft, Oct 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Lilwiza, Oct 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

liamt07, Oct 09, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +5.8%

Been a few times now, always been very impressed both with the quality of beer and guest taps. There beer is excellent and a fun outdoor patio setting that is always got a great buzzing atmosphere. Food is very high quality, with roasted duck hearts and other charcuterie and the sort, makes for a really nice experience. They just opened a retail store to the side and its a place I like to show visitors to toronto. Service is really good, prices are a bit much but what you are getting is really unique and two steps above most of the other beer places in the city.

mick303, Sep 09, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +8.1%

Love this place.
Patio and vibe is awesome.
Staff is excellent and knowledgeable. Our tender knew her stuff which is a big plus in my book.

Only downside was they were out of a couple drafts that they had listed that I wanted to try.
Ah well. Next time.

I visited on Monday night. Pretty busy considering the day of the week.
Wide range of clientele from young hipsters to professor types.

FEUO, Aug 07, 2013
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Bellwoods Brewery in Toronto, ON, Canada
96 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.