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Henderson Brewing Co. opening in Junction Triangle

It's not hard to find a pint of delicious, locally made craft beer in Toronto. But a new brewery that's slated to open next spring wants to start creating beer that's unique to this city.

"Each month, we're going to pick a story - either from the past or contemporary times out of the newspaper that week - and we are going to endeavor to create a beer to bring the story to life," says Henderson Brewing Company General Manager Steve Himel, who has worked in the beer industry for more than 20 years.

Henderson Brewing will start serving its Toronto-centric beer at its 128A Sterling Road home by April 1, 2016 assures Himel. Its Junction Triangle address is in a rapidly developing neighbourhood that's set to get even more well-known when the MOCCA moves into the nearby Tower Automotive Building a few doors down.

Located in a formerly industrial neighbourhood filled with historic buildings, the name Henderson Brewing itself harkens back to Toronto's past. Back in the 1800, Robert Henderson opened the city's first brewery on a plot of land by what's now Richmond and Sherbourne.

For the brewery's current iteration, Himel notes that the monthly themed beers will be one offs. However, each one will be based off a Toronto event, location, famous person, neighbourhood person or historical moment. "This is an opportunity for us to both bring these great stories to life and create these fun beers," Himel says. A beer called Henderson's Best will be available year round.

Which Toronto stories would you want to see immortalized in a beer? Let us know in the comments.


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