Grand River Brewing, a new brewery in Cambridge featuring beers developed and brewed by industry veteran Rob Creighton, have tapped the first kegs of their Galt Knife Old Style Lager at the Kiwi in Cambridge, the Castle in Kitchener, the Arms in Guelph and the Shepherds Pub in Elora. Growlers and 500 mL bottles will follow soon, as will their second flagship beer, Plowman’s Ale.
Rumours are flying that Prime Pubs, the owners of Esplanade Bier Markt and an assortment of Irish-themed pubs, are eyeing the King Street West location that formerly housed the Amsterdam Brewery for a new bar and restaurant similar to Bier Markt. No other details are available other than they hope to be open before the end of the year.
Buffalo beer bar & restaurant Cole’s will be holding their 3rd annual IPA Festival on Saturday, July 14th. The $20 admission price includes unlimited beer samples and a sausage snack.
Import agents Roland + Russell have added Belgium’s Het Anker (brewers of Gouden Carolus) and Palestine’s Taybeh to their rapidly expanding brewery portfolio.