Categories: Beer EventsPublished On: May 8, 2010


Bar Towel News Editor


Great Lakes Brewery have announced that May’s edition of their monthly cask night Project X will have an “Island Fever” theme, and will celebrate the warm weather by featuring two refreshing cask-conditioned ales.

Taking place on Thursday, May 13, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the brewery (30 Queen Elizabeth Boulevard, Etobicoke), the event will feature the first ever Great Lakes raspberry ale, Rasta-Berry Wheat, along with a hopped up and orangified Hop A-Peel. And if the weather is as warm, they hope to have the courtyard and patio open.

A couple of weeks later on Saturday, May 29th, they’ll be hosting their 7th Annual Great Lakes BBQ from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM, with proceeds from all beer sold in the brewery retail store and LCBOs across the province that day going to benefit the Gatehouse, a local centre for abused children.

This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with 4 cask-conditioned ales in addition to our year-round brands. There will also be live music, free food, fun and games for the kids, and a new this year: a Dunk Tank, where you”ll get your chance to dunk Great Lakes staff and anyone else who’s brave enough to taunt contestants.

For more details on both events, see the Great Lakes blog.