A new player in Toronto Craft Beer Scene: People's Pint Brewing Collective
The Junction area in Toronto is getting even more crowded. Indie Ale House, Halo, Bandit, Henderson and now People's Pint Brewing Collective. Opened its doors unofficially on March 16th and officially this past week on March 23rd, it is another Small Batch Brewhouse. Located at 90 Cawthra Ave, they are using the space formerly occupied by Junction Craft Brewing which moved to Symes Area.
It is founded by two homebrewers Caira and Doug Appeldoorn who were part of an homebrewing collective. Having 12 running taps, one of them is a dedicated tap to GTA Brews Homebrewing club. With this new initiative, homebrewers will be able to pour their one-off creations on a rotating basis. It's pretty much every homebrewers' dream and this gives them a chance to share their passion and also to have feedback from beer lovers.
The first beer honoring the designated tap was named Eric's Kona Blonde; an American blonde ale with coffee. It was brewed by Eric Cousineau the president of GTA Brews Homebrewing Club in Toronto.
The place has 7 tables for 4, 1 table for 6 and some bar stools. You are seating next to bright tanks while the beers are being fermented. And if you are lucky enough, you can sip your beers on a brewing day and enjoy your beers with the extraordinary mash smell.
The beers are reasonably priced and it's really hard to pick when you have so many options at such a decent price. I specifically came here for their chili porter and was not disappointed. It was sweet with cinnamon and ended with some heat from the ancho chillis. My favourite was no doubt the Mango Milkshake IPA which was full of Mango, hoppy and bitter with lactose sweetness. It was divine. You should go with a friend and sample as much as possible, just sayin'.
A final side note, soon you will be able to buy 1 liter cans which they call "crowlers". That's huge! I know but it's never enough!
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