Black Oak Brewery

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.

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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!

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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 :)


Roshan on July 1, 2013 9:53 AM

Hmmmm my kinda of blog post. I would love to try out all their beers but ofcourse they don't export it to India :( All we get here are stinky macro lagers.

Rick C in Oakville on July 7, 2013 9:17 PM

Roshan, you need to make a trip to TO. What is a good beer in India?

Roshan on July 18, 2013 9:16 AM

Um, we only get lagers here. Macro lagers. India is ruled by Kingfisher (I believe you get them in some part of Ontario) and there are a few other Indian brands like Haywards, Kalyani & Sandpiper - I'd avoid all of them except for KF. The best options are the Indian made international brands like Budweiser, Tuborg, Fosters & Carlsberg. When I get a beer my personal choice is :
1. Carlsberg
2. Tuborg
3. Kingfisher
4. Budweiser

If they don't have any of the above then

5. Forget the beer, I'm switching to vodka

Rosie on July 24, 2013 7:08 PM

Scott is a KF fan. Loves his beer! I prefer wine, then vodka ;)

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