Category: Beer

Bratwurst, beer and bites at the new Steam Whistle Biergarden

 

Bremner has been changing over the years. First we got the Ripley’s Aquarium, then the amazing Rec Room, and now, delicious eats. Steam Whistle Brewing has been in the brick roundhouse on Bremner for a very long time. In 1999 Steam Whistle took on a lease at the roundhouse to open a factory on-site. The rest is history. Steam Whistle has been brewing up fresh pilsner every since. In 2018 they expanded their operations to include another brewery. Now only 40% of Steam Whistle beer is brewed in Toronto. The rest is brewed in Vaughan.

Don’t be sad, this has freed up some space for some pretty cool things, including their new 2,500 square feet European inspired Biergarden. The restaurant is decked out in green and white with glowing neon signs and fresh plants. It has a very casual vibe, diners go to the green shipping container to place their orders. The goal was to create a traditional beirgarden that reflects the beauty of the ones in Munich, Germany. The restaurant can seat 100 people in bench style seating. When it warms up, 50 people will be able to dine on the patio.

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Goose Island Gillian: A complex beer for wine lovers

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I’m usually not a beer lover, but I’ve found the first beer that I can say that I love! Gillian is Belgian style farmhouse ale for wine lovers. This sour ale is brewed by Goose Island and it’s only available as of today at the LCBO Summerhill location or online!

So, what makes this beer so special? Like wine, Gillian is aged. Gillian starts as a farmhouse ale that is then put in a barrel with 40 pounds of fresh local strawberries from a family farm in Michigan and Belgian wild yeast. The beer goes through a second fermentation in the barrel for 2 weeks, and then rests for 2 months in neutralized red wine barrels. (more…)

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