About Toronto Brewing
Founded in 2011, Toronto Brewing has become Canada's local beer brewing supplies superstore. A source for everything homebrewing, nanobrewing, kegging, drafting and even beer brewing classes to help up your game!
The beginnings of Toronto Brewing date back to 2008 when Zack Weinberg (founder of Toronto Brewing) began his homebrewing journey. What began as an attempt to brew top quality West Coast IPAs resulted in Zack discovering his true calling; beer. A few years past and Zack's skills continued to grow and in 2011 there came a tipping-point - Zack's homebrew supply requirements finally outgrew what was available online in Canada. It was then that he realized that the next logical step was to open a homebrew store that could cater to new homebrewers and experiened brewers alike.
Originally a one-man online operation, Toronto Brewing has grown to the point where we now offer an online and retail experience like no other, supported by a team of experienced beer brewing staff. December 2013 marked a huge milestone for Toronto Brewing with the opening of a brand new retail store offering a huge selection of beer brewing equipment, ingredients, experienced advice and insights from seasoned pros. To compliment our huge selection of beer brewing supplies, we've also started to offer weekday evening classes taught by BJCP certified judges and weekend demonstrations by seasoned homebrewers.
Our selection of hops ranges from all of the classics to exotic hops from around the world. We also feature an international selection of grains and the freshest yeast in town. Our selection of brewing equipment ranges from entry level to the complete line of Blichmann Engineering and Better Bottle products. And for the beginner or novice homebrewer we offer a variety of starter equipment and recipe kits to make it easy to get into the hobby. We also cater to more experienced brewer's looking to build advanced all-grain nanobreweries or add new bells and whistles to their existing kits.
As a part of the local Toronto craft brew scene, we often collaborate with Toronto's most experimental craft breweries and raddest homebrewers. Our beers have been featured on tap at some of the most exclusive bars and tastings in Toronto. At Toronto Brewing we want to help you brew the finest beer you've ever tasted because we live by one motto... Brew Beer. Drink Beer.
February 12, 2014
February 11, 2014
Toronto Brewing and Mom n' Hops Ontario are excited to bring together high quality merchandise from various Ontario craft breweries. Clothing, glassware, hardgoods and more! The partnership not only increases ease-of-access for consumers, but provides Ontario’s small brewers, who lack a retail or Web store, a better way to get merchandise into the hands of their fans.
"Previously, many brewers have only been able to offer merchandise sales at events or festivals. Additionally, 5% of all product sales will be donated to a charitable cause." - Chris Burek, MomnHops
December 9, 2013
Featured on the Marilyn Denis show in Toronto. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Men!
December 1, 2013
Opened a 2,000+ sq/ft retail store in Toronto. A big deal for southern Ontario homebrewers looking for brewing classes, in-store demonstrations and advice from not 1, but 2 certified homebrew competition judges.
Shop online and now in-store!
September 28, 2013
As part of Bar Volo's 25th Anniversary gala, Toronto Brewing featured a one-off collaboration - Toronto Brewing x House Ales Oak Smoked Stout, server all night on tap and cask!
September 26, 2013
Brewed a 20 hectolitre collaborative batch of Toronto Brewing/Cheshire Valley all-Mosaic Ale. Tasted an awful lot like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, if it were made with Mosaic, not Cascade.
August 1, 2013
Moved into 4,500 sq/ft warehouse so we could continue serving our growing customer base and start bringing in even more selection of ingredients and equipment.
July 16, 2013
Featured in Toronto Life Top 50 "Best of the City" list!
Presented "Best in Show" grand prize and runner up prize at Toronto Beer Week Homebrew Competition!
December 3, 2012
Featured in blogTO!
November 17, 2012
Featured in The GridTO!
October 28, 2012
Toronto Brewing x Great Lakes Brewery "Spicy Curry Pumpkin Collaboration Ale" featured (and tapped out!) at this year's Cask Days.
October 13, 2012
Toronto Brewing x Amsterdam "Wet Hop Pale Ale" made with homegrown nugget hops featured at Pre-Cask Days Event at Bellwoods Brewery!
September 20, 2012Toronto Brewing x Durham Homebrewers Club x Great Lakes Brewery Collaboration "Brevis and Butthead" Berliner Weisse featured at Bar Volo's 2012 Funk Night! The beer was brewed with new White Labs strain Lacto Brevis.
Results from CABA's Anything Goes Homebrew Competition are in - four medals for Toronto Brewing! Bronze for Porter and IPA, Silver for Bock and GOLD for Smoked Beer!