If you like Ontario craft beer, then you know that many of the best ones aren't available at the Beer Store or the LCBO. Some labels get there eventually, but in the meantime it's really fun to go straight to the source. There are so many wonderful breweries in the city like Black Oak Brewery in Etobicoke. Black Oak has been crafting award-winning beer since 1999. They carefully slow brew their beers in small batches with environmentally friendly Canadian ingredients.
We loved the name of their special edition anniversary beer: "10 Bitter Years". Voted Canada's best Imperial IPA, it celebrates a decade of survival in Ontario's craft brewing industry. This beer is delicious- and BITTER. It must have been a tough go!
You can sample the beers and then stock up at the Black Oak Brewery and retail store, which is located at 75 Horner Avenue, Unit #1 in Etobicoke. The staff are super knowledgeable and friendly and will be happy to help you out. Rosie :)