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This fall, ditch your regular bars and check out these Toronto breweries serving local craft beers. Believe it or not, the city is home to a lot of craft breweries, and deciding where to check out first can be a struggle.
Depending on your flavor pallet, you may opt for a lighter brew or something more traditional. Perhaps you’re tapping into your adventurous side and want to try an experimental IPA? Why not try something new?
Here’s some inspo to get you started. Cheers to fall at some of Toronto’s top breweries worth checking out:
Junction Craft Brewery is a hub that has been around for quite some time so that means they know their stuff. Along with their craft beers, they recently launched a line of vodka sodas that can be ordered online. So there’s a little bit of everything for everyone to enjoy. You can stop by for some bites and a refreshing brew from Pilsners to IPA, Lager, and more.
When: Monday from 12 PM to 5 PM, Tuesday to Thursday from 12 PM to 8 PM, Friday and Saturday from 12 PM to 9 pm, and Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM Where: 150 Symes Rd
Explore the Muddy York’s taproom and beer garden and relax with a craft beer in hand. This family-run brewery is located in the Bermondsey and O’Connor business corridor in East Toronto. It has been handcrafting award-winning beers on-site since 2013 and has a long list of traditional ales and modern IPAs to sours, hard seltzers, and barrel-aged specialties. If you love a great beer and want to exp[and your pallet, check out the Muddy York.
When: Sunday to Tuesday from 11 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday to Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM Where: 22 Cranfield Rd
This small brewery has a tasting room and bottle shop for all lovers of craft beers. Halo Brewery is located in Toronto’s Junction Triangle where they sell a range of ales available for Ontario-wide delivery. “We use fruit, spices, and other unique ingredients in our recipes to complement the flavours of our malt, hops, and yeast,” says Halo Brewery on their site. “The more interesting the ingredient, the better.”
When: Monday to Wednesday from 12 PM to 8 PM, Thursday to Friday from 11 AM to 10 PM, Saturday from 11 AM to 11 PM, Sunday from 11 AM to 9 PM Where: 247 Wallace Ave
In partnership with Indie Alehouse, Eataly welcomes all to its in-house brewery, Birrioteca. It’s located on the concourse level and features several beers exclusive to Eataly.
When: Monday to Wednesday from 3 PM to 10 PM, Thursday to Saturday from 12 PM to 11 PM, and Sunday from 12 PM to 8 PM Where: Bottom level of Eataly – 55 Bloor Street West
Located in Toronto’s Leslieville, check out Radical Road Brewing Co. This spot serves local fare including select choices from Toronto’s Mean Bao. The kitchen opens every day except Tuesdays, from 12 PM.
When: Closed on Tuesdays, kitchen opens at 12 PM daily Where: 1177 Queen St E