microbrewery toronto

The Best Microbreweries in Toronto

The best microbreweries in Toronto are producing barrels of your favourite sours, IPAs, and stouts. They may be smaller than your Molson Canadians and Labatts, but they’ve made big names for themselves as purveyors of limited-run brews and experimental flavours.

Here are the best microbreweries in Toronto.


Blood Brothers
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Blood Brothers

Parked in a garage on Geary Avenue is this five-draft taproom run by brothers Dustin and Brayden Jones. Their 10 barrel fermenators are brewing up IPAs like their Shumei and digestivo-inspired stouts made from locally-roasted coffee.

Left Field Brewery
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Left Field Brewery

This baseball-themed craft brewer set up shop on Wagstaff Dr. in 2014, and as expected, all their distinct beers are named after sports references. Their signature Eephus is a oatmeal brown ale though they’ve got plenty of pilsners and sours, too.


Bellwoods Brewery
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Bellwoods Brewery

The original location of Bellwoods on Ossington is still a favourite, though the brewery now has another location on Hafis Road. Try favourites like the Witch Shark, Jelly King, or Wolf Wizard with their tasty fries.

Henderson Brewing
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Henderson Brewing

This high-ceilinged industrial brewery on Sterling Road is famous for its Henderson’s Best, Food Truck, and strong their strong UPA. Pre-pandemic, it hosted a slew of community events in its massive space.


Black Lab Brewing
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Black Lab Brewing

Come for the pale ale, stay for the puppers. Named in honour of the owners’ beloved black lab, Snoopy, this brewery transformed an old warehouse into a hub for dog-owners who love a flight of crushable beers.


Collective Arts Brewing
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Collective Arts Brewing

This Hamilton-based brewer known for its beautiful can art now has a Toronto location on Dundas West. All their gin fizzes, IPAs, and New England-style DIPA come with corresponding artwork.

Godspeed Brewery
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Godspeed Brewery

Formerly an old dollar store, this Little India destination is now a brewpub and bottle shop known for its Japanese eats. Their most popular beer is easily their citrusy and aromatic Yuzu saison.


Burdock
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Burdock

This Bloordale Village staple is more than a brewery, it’s also an intimate music venue. Post pandemic, watch a performance while sipping on bottles of Melange De Plum or juicy mixed-fermentation saisons using frozen cherries. 

Indie Alehouse
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Indie Alehouse

The Junction has this neighbourhood favourite for Czech-style pilsners and packs of their hoppy beers like the Days In Between oat pale ale and Lil’ Lush collab with Short Finger Brewing. Their brewpub menu is also killer.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Godspeed Brewery. Additional photo by Collective Arts.


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