Amsterdam Brewing Company

Brewery, Beer-to-go

45 Esander Dr
East York, Ontario, M4G 4C5
Canada

(416) 504-6882 | map
amsterdambeer.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.68
Beers:
72
Reviews:
711
Ratings:
2,074
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.56
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
9
pDev:
15.17%
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kelvarnsen from Canada

4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Visited the newer Amsterdam brewery location on a weekend in 2014. They run tours/tastings during the weekend. The tour was good, the guide was pretty knowledgeable about the brewing process and gave a quick history of the company. After that there was a tasting of 6 of there products. The sampling was good because they have a pretty wide range of beers, and they are very generous with the samples. Plus the best part of all was that the whole thing was free.

Jan 13, 2020
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JunctionCat from Canada

2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75

Its a craft factory - its giant, impersonal, like clickbait for craft beer. The beers are pretty good, if you know what to ask for, our servers each time we've visited had no idea what was fresh, flavour descriptions, even styles caused issues the food is hit and miss, mostly due to size and speed of delivery. When its good its pretty good, too often thats not the case. The beers and the view, make it a fun place if you have the right expectations - which should be low.

Aug 31, 2018
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harpus from Alabama

2.99/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

This was the first place I went to when I landed in Toronto, so that I could make it in time to take the tour that they offer. I arrived about 10 min beofre the tour was to start. The guy that gave the tour was very nice, but had to use a cheat cheet to give the tour because it was his first time to give one. They have eight beer on tap to try four from Amsterdam and 4 from KLB. Both breweryies from what I under stood are now owned by Amsterdam. For the mkost part the beers are a little below average. The two best beers are the Amsterdam Cream and the KLB Raspberry Wheat. They sell all the beers as singles, I bought one of each so I could have the bottle and to give the beer a second chance. No differenct in what I thought.

Feb 27, 2007
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Viggo from Canada

3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

The inside of Amsterdam is pretty cramped, however still a pretty cozy bar area inside, TV's are there, long bar with all the taps. Kind of an English polished wood pub type decor style. The quality is decent, Amsterdam beers have the reputation of being pretty mediocre at best, so I usually only go to the brewery when they release a seasonal brew, which are usually pretty decent. I have always had good service here, very friendly servers/bartenders, accomodating and service is usually pretty timely. The selection is limited to Amsterdam brews, so not very high, the food menu is pretty big and the food is decent everytime I've had it, pretty standard pub fare. Best thing about the brewery is that they have their own beerstore, so if you just enjoyed an Amsterdam beer, you'll have something to take home 30 seconds later.

Jun 05, 2005
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KingSlender from California

3/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Amsterdam was another brewery that I hit on a HUGE beer/baseball junket last summer. The brewery was located conveinently across from our hotel on King St. and we visited it for a night cap each night that we were in Toronto. Amsterdam had a decent selection of brews, each one in a very different style. I didn't drink them all, but enjoyed the Red and Brown. They didn't have any beers that catered to our over-hoppy tastes, but what they did have was good. The brewery has a nice outside patio area that is good for having a drink and taking in the scenery of downtown Toronto. All in all, a good place to stop and have a quick brew with some friends.

Feb 19, 2004
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ChappyCubsFan from California

3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This was the third of three brewpubs we visited in Toronto on our two-day stay there to see the Blue Jays play at the Sky Dome. The other two Toronto breweries we visited were C'est What Brewery and Granite Brewery.

I thought I was going to be the one in the group that was most difficult to please based on the brews we saw on the menu. Missing were the hoppy ales and bitters. So I settled on the Nutbrown Ale and then the Dutch Amber. They were quite good. The place is located on a corner on King Street, within walking distance of the Sky Dome. It has a sidewalk patio with pretty good service. The inside bar is friendly and the service is good there as well. There were quite a few people driving up to purchase their bottled beer in six-packs.

Jan 04, 2004
Amsterdam Brewing Company in East York, ON, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 2074 ratings