Bellwoods Brewery

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Bellwoods Brewery

Postby jcc » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:22 pm

Interesting. It looks like there is yet another Toronto Brewery in the works.

Not much information on them yet that I can find, but will be down in the Ossington Strip.
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Postby icemachine » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:31 pm

And they want a hundred "official tasters"
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Postby Tapsucker » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:47 pm

Goods and welcome news. The more the merrier!
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Postby mintjellie » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:41 pm

Nothing about the actual beer on the website yet.
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Postby Pub Style » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:55 pm

They have a good brewer joining their team
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Postby aser » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:52 pm

the brewer is as much of a beer nerd as any of us here, it looks very promising.
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Postby shintriad » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:44 pm

Anyone go to yesterday's tasting? It was seriously impressive.

They poured samples from four beers in their lineup, all of them solid. I might have a new favourite Ontario-brewed DIPA in Witch Shark. Their saison, Farmhouse Ale, was also fantastic. The Toil & Trouble dubbel, though a little sweet for my tastes, was tasty and very true to form. Finally, I would gladly drink their Bellwoods Common over 99 percent of pale ales you can find in most local bars.

It's a small space, but once the patio and store opens up, it will be a welcome addition to the Ossington strip and to Toronto's beer culture in general. Imagine: on stat holidays, it'll be the downtown-iest place where you can pick up some bottles, which alone makes it an essential destination.

Only tried a couple snacks from the kitchen, but I can already tell the food will be top-notch. The guys running the show are all really nice, intelligent, down-to-earth guys with excellent taste in beer and a willingness to experiment. Hell, even their glassware is superb.

Here's Gord's recap of the event, which has some more details: ... woods.html

They said a Baltic porter is coming next. I'm pretty psyched!
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Postby andrewrg » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:56 pm

I got to try the Farmhouse Ale at Grand Electric last week, and was very impressed. Different, interesting take on the style. Very much looking forward to the rest of their beers/visiting the brewery. I believe they're opening this week, but who knows.
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Postby JerCraigs » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:36 pm

We also attend the tasting. The saison and the DIPA were both exceptionally good. The DIPA is dangerously drinkable, with very little alcohol in the palate, just lots of nice sweet citrusy hops.

The pale I quite enjoyed, but it would not be my go-to, and the dubbel was pretty nice, but it went from wow at the beginning, to just pretty good at the end for me. Damn good start overall, with three solid takes on styles that are very under-represented in Ontario.

I think the biggest complaint about this place may be that its got pretty small capacity until they get a patio going.
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Postby Sil » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:54 pm

I was at the tasting yesterday as well. I'd drink the hell out of the DIPA, and probably will. I really enjoyed the Pale Ale and could see that as a session beer on a patio. The saison was quite nice in the category as well.

The dubbel wasn't my thing, but it wouldn't be.

Agree that the space is very small with a tiny kitchen, so I expect it to be quite busy even with the patio. The bottle store will make a great addition for 'to go' beer.
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Postby TwoPint » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:48 am

According to their website, they're open tonight from 6 to 11.
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Postby GregClow » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:10 am

I was in for a tasting yesterday. In addition to the four beers mentioned previously, they had a fifth on - Cuvee du Grandma's Boy, which is a 2:1 blend of Grandma's Boy (a 10.2% Belgian ale, the rest of which has gone into wine barrels to age) and the Saison.

All five beers were top notch, and the ones that they have coming up - a Berliner Weisse, a Baltic Porter, an IPA, more Saisons - all sound great as well. I also loved the look and vibe of the place. I'll be back soon during regular hours to have a couple of pints and some food.
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Postby matt7215 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:30 am

i have to say this place is sounding very promising
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Postby liamt07 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:43 am

Need to get here ASAP. Everything looks delicious
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:58 am

liamt07 wrote:Need to get here ASAP. Everything looks delicious
+1 to that. And looks like they have growler fills too, which is great for those of us who don't live in the city.

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