Great Lakes Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
2,486 Ratings
Great Lakes BreweryGreat Lakes Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd
Etobicoke, Ontario, M8Z 1L8
Canada

(416) 255-4510 | map
greatlakesbeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
79
Reviews:
1,033
Ratings:
2,486
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.03/5
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
15
pDev:
10.92%
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of patre_tim
4.07/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

I went on Brewery tour here with my brother a few years back. The girl hosting us, the sister of the brewer, was very friendly, and even gave us each a bottle of a rare vintage brew for free. Overall a great experience, but I rate the vibe more on the hospitality than building atmosphere.

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Photo of RobinLee
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bixby1971
3.16/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75

Very similar to a previous review, I came expecting a location and service befitting the fine beer they brew, and was a little disappointed. Questions met with answers but didn't go the extra mile to explain, offer to try a sample or recommendations. Selection was lacking as well. Most of what they had could be purchased at the LCBO down the street.

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Photo of boszormeny
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DaPan
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of SSS
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

The place is a hole in the wall next to a very busy high way in an arm pit of a neighbourhood.

Once inside there is a decent amount of customer service and good people to help ease the transition.

The section was not what I was expecting as they had just run out of Lake Effect on tap and in the fridge...too bad. The beers that were available were fine, but not much that the LCBO or Loblaws didn't stock...maybe one or two, but nothing mind blowing.

To be honest I really enjoy certain GLB brews, so this trek was quite disappointing as the lacklustre environment and selection made me want to reverse time and hit a nicely stocked LCBO...

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Photo of Electros
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ikidunot
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of kevinlater
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Cycle69
4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Coronaeus
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

One of the better Toronto breweries. They tend to usually have a selection of either limited or one off beers in hand, and their production levels mean that things do not often sell out too fast.

Great service. Knowledgeable staff.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Stopped by many times. Very good brew. Top shelf service. Just wonderful place to stop into and buy beer

Many of the brews are rotating so you need to go often. When it question samples are available.

Enjoy their Tank X series for creative brews

Enjoy

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Photo of EMH73
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

Was up in Toronto a couple of weeks ago and stopped in for a tasting. The tasting room was quite nondescript. The woman who was working that day was fantastic and quite knowledgeable on the beers she was serving. The beers on tap were good but nothing was great. There were virtually no beers available for purchase at the time of my visit.

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Photo of papat444
4.11/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A retail store right at the brewery that also has about 5 beers to sample (about 2 oz pours). Nice place to grab some GL beers not available at the LCBO.

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Great Lakes Brewery in Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2,486 ratings