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Toronto, ON
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:09:44 PM »
I'm heading to Toronto for a few days at the start of June. Any recommendations?  I'll be staying downtown with no agenda other than the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

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Re: Toronto, ON
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 10:03:09 AM »
Bellwoods is solid :thumbup:

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Re: Toronto, ON
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 08:38:43 PM »
Arkells are in Hamilton on 6/23, come on down
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Re: Toronto, ON
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 11:06:20 PM »
Bellwoods is your #1, #2, #3 and #4 choice for breweries. The gold standard. Original brewery/pub is west-end downtown (Ossington/Queen), serves food, a pretty extensive tap list plus "reserve" bottles of their limited stuff for on-premises consumption. New(ish) production brewery is north of the city proper (North York, Keele/Lawrence area).

Liked Folly Brewpub on our only visit last year, though I have heard it's been sold. Their focus was primarily on farmhouse styles and they did them well. Not sure what it's like now.

Hear that Burdock is good, but have yet to visit myself. Always end up just going to Bellwoods.  :lol:

Great Lakes in Etobicoke has some pretty decent one-offs but their standard lineup is pretty average.

Haven't been to Amsterdam, want to go as like Great Lakes they've been knocking a few things out of the park but their regulars are meh. They have three different locations now (including a Barrel House).

Can't comment to beer bars/food places downtown as when I'm in the area I'm out in the west end or north end burbs (and it sucks trying to drive around town pretty much 24/7/365).

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Re: Toronto, ON
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 01:47:57 PM »
Let me ask my bud who works at CBW, he used to brew at Cameron's in the TO area and goes back quite a bit.
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Re: Toronto, ON
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 11:37:41 PM »
Food-wise:

Old skool RB/BA Sleestak (Jeff) was just in Toronto and had rave reviews for WVRST if you're into encased meats.  :coffee:

Been years but enjoyed Lakeview Diner when a friend of ours lived in that neighborhood. Was on Triple D a couple years back. Another spot I saw on DDD that I really want to get to one of these days is The Ace, which is a bit further west of downtown from Bellwoods/Folly/Burdock Breweries.

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Re: Toronto, ON
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Re: Toronto, ON
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 10:35:39 PM »
Since Surly started to ship to Canada, I have developed a sincere hate for America's hat.  Never have I encountered a group of people that are universally inept as I have with all things involved with getting beer up there.  Hope Toronto is better, but...

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Re: Toronto, ON
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 12:56:48 AM »
Since Surly started to ship to Canada, I have developed a sincere hate for America's hat.  Never have I encountered a group of people that are universally inept as I have with all things involved with getting beer up there.  Hope Toronto is better, but...


:shrug:  We've got lots of beer. You don't NEED to send it. Just keep it if it's making your life that much more difficult. Where are you sending it? Alberta? Saskatchewan? Manitoba? I haven't seen any of it around here. I can't even remember the last time I bought US beer, to be honest. It's usually $5-6 more a 6er and it's not worth it at that price. If you're going through all that trouble to send it up here, I would hope it's benefiting Surly.