High Park Brewery

Toronto's most famous park gets its own beer

High Park is the latest Toronto icon to get a local beer named after it. The company was founded last year, but the city finally got a chance to sample the beer at this weekend's Junction Night Market, where High Park Brewery's tent was one of the busiest places of the festival.

In fact, the first batch sold out before the night was done, proving, once again, just how thirsty this city has become for craft beer. Founded by four friends -- or hockey buddies, as they call themselves -- the brewery is in its infancy. The Junction Night Market was something of a coming out party, but you can expect visibility to increase over the summer.

Right now, High Park's beers have yet to hit local draught lines or, of course, LCBO shelves, but intrepid local beer drinkers should keep an eye out for this new kid on the block. The two beers on offer this weekend, an English Special Ale (5.5%) and a German Pilsner Lager (4.5%), both received good reviews from night market attendees, which bodes well for the upstart brewery.

Photo by Hector Vasquez


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