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article imageAmsterdam Brewery announces two new locations in Toronto

By Bryen Dunn     Oct 23, 2012 in Business
Toronto - Amsterdam Brewing Company Ltd are relocating their current downtown operations to Leaside Village this fall, with a new Brew Pub to open on the waterfront in the spring.
The Brewery is relocating its operations as of November 1, 2012 from 21 Bathurst Street to 45 Esandar Drive, directly east of the new Leaside Village retail area. Customers are encouraged to tour the facility and sample from over 10 of the “made fresh daily” beers that will be on tap. In addition to this, there will be a 2000 sq/ft hospitality space that will play host to events such as beer dinners, Brew Master seminars, weekly casking events and corporate bookings.
In May of 2013 The Amsterdam Brewing Co. will open a Brew Pub on the Toronto waterfront at 245 Queens Quay West. The facility will focus on small, fresh batches of Amsterdam specialty brews for the 900-seat restaurant/pub and it’s beer inspired menu. The location will also function as the Brewery’s Toronto core Retail Store, offering the entire portfolio in all its sizes and prices. The site will host feature tastings, educational tours, beer dinners, special events, and an Amster’Dam good summer patio on the lake with seating for 300 patrons.
The Amsterdam Brewing Company also have another reason to celebrate with the release of their highly sought after Tempest Imperial Stout this week to a select number of LCBO's across Ontario. This is the second beer out of Amsterdam’s Pilot Brewing system to make it into the LCBO, with the first being Boneshaker back in May of this year. First brewed in 2010, Tempest was only sold out of the Amsterdam Brewery retail store and was an immediate hit with beer drinkers. Since then only two other batches of Tempest have been brewed, one of which is now available at the LCBO with only 13,000 500mL bottles available for purchase.
Unique to Ontario, Tempest Imperial Stout is brewed with rye, wheat, oats, roasted barley, dark crystal, marris otter and chocolate malts. Warrior, centennial, and cascade hops provide bittering and aroma in this big malt body beer. Cellared for three months prior to packaging, Tempest has a bracing bitterness that quickly blends with deep malt notes and a slight spiciness from the rye malt. At 100+ IBU, Tempest blends the drinkability and smoothness of a British stout, with the aggressive hops and bold flavours to create a warm finish perfect for fall and winter. As well, each bottle has been hand dipped in black wax and will cellar well for up to 3 years, and retails for $5.95 a bottle.
Check the Amsterdam Brewing Company website for more info, or follow along on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates on availability and specific LCBO locations.
The Amsterdam Brewing Company is an independently owned and operated craft brewery that is deeply rooted in the city of Toronto. A pioneer of the craft beer revolution in 1986 and initially called the Amsterdam Brasserie and Brew Pub, The Amsterdam was the first of its kind in Toronto to offer patrons hand crafted lagers and ales that were brewed ‘in-house’. Today they brew over ten different beers including their flagship lager – Amsterdam Natural Blonde, the award winning Big Wheel Deluxe Amber, Boneshaker IPA and multiple year-round and seasonal brews. The Amsterdam Brewing Company uses only traditional brewing methods and their beers are made with four all natural ingredients – malt, hops, yeast, and water. All beers are GMO-free, without preservatives, and never heat pasteurized.
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