Bellwoods Brewery Toronto

Bellwoods Brewery keeps up the local beer trend

And the local microbreweries just keep coming. Joining the Kensington Brewing Company, Junction Craft Brewing, and Spearhead Brewing Company (not to mention the yet to open Parkdale Brewery) is Bellwoods Brewery, which is set to open later this year in the space formerly occupied by Meta Gallery on Ossington.

Test brewing has already begun, and owners Mike Clark and Luke Pestl — both of whom worked at the Amersterdam Brewing Comapny — anticipate that they'll bring their beer to market in a few months, with the brewery fully up and running by the end of the year. Perhaps the most interesting part of the project so far is that Bellwoods Brewery is trying out Toronto-grown hops. They've planted at a variety of locations across the city, including the rooftop garden at Parts and Labour.

When everything's complete, the brewery will include a tasting room and cafe, that latter of which will focus on local and seasonal fare. With Guy Rawlings (formerly of Brockton General) consulting on the menu, one suspects the beer won't be the only draw. In fact the whole project sounds promising, right down to the fact that the brewery is currently looking for 100 volunteer tasters to rate products come fall.

Check their website and Facebook page for more info.


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