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Toronto's new microbrewery launches its first beers

Recently opened bar and music venue, Burdock, is looking to add yet another distinction to its split-personality vibe: microbrewey.

Since opening in March, Burdock has played host to a variety of musical acts, but this weekend marks the first time the microbrewery has officially had beer of its own on tap. A half dozen beers will be on offer in their restaurant and bar as well as in the music hall.

Brewer Matt Park says they're aiming to keep production as local as possible. "We're trying to focus on sourcing as much as we can from Ontario," he notes. "A few of the beers are all Ontario hops and we're also working with a new Ontario yeast company."

Brewer Siobhan McPherson, previously of Amsterdam Brewery and Mill Street, says that Burdock is committed to "traditional approaches and ingredients, just in non-traditional combinations."

A handful of beer styles will feature these non-traditional combinations for Burdock's inaugural release including a Westcoast Pilsner, a California Common, a Saison, a Grisette, something called a Summer Stout, and the now-mandatory-in-Ontario IPA.

The new lineup of beers officially launches on August 21st.

Photo via Burdock on Instagram.


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