In 1838 the brewers of Plzeň in the Czech Republic dumped gallons of bad beer into the street and announced they would combine delicious local ingredients to create something better - the pilsner. It's why for our own pilsner we've sourced the freshest ingredients within 3 hours of the brewery. And we named it after the most local body of water we could think of - Garrison Creek. A long Toronto stream that would've flowed right by the doors of our East Liberty Street brewery if it was still here today.
What You’ll Love About It
We like to call it a taste of terroir - a beer made up of ingredients found close to home. In fact, if you took the same recipe and made it in another city with ingredients close to there, it would likely taste very different. It's the spirit of the original Pilsner.
How It's Made
This 100% Ontario-made, farm-to-glass beer is brewed using a traditional Pilsner recipe and with malt from Barn Owl Malt, a small family farm just outside of Belleville, hops from Tavistock Hops in Perth, and yeast from Escarpment Labs in Guelph.
Why Is It Called Garrison Creek?
Garrison Creek was a 5-mile stream that flowed past Liberty Village into the west side of Toronto Harbour. To celebrate the fact this beer is made of entirely local ingredients, we wanted to find the most local body of water we could for its namesake.
How To Enjoy It
Literally any time you want a beer flavoured beer, at 5-8° Celsius.
Did You Know?
This beer has been granted the BrewON Gold level certification, celebrating beer that uses 100% hops from Ontario Hop Growers' Association member growers.