Around Toronto: Amsterdam Beer Tour
A few weeks ago a friend and I went to the Amsterdam Brewery for one of their free Saturday tours. We learned a lot, got to drink a bunch of beer and it was all for free.
Not that I know much about beer, but I do like free things and hanging out with my friends.
We got to taste some hops (not sure if it was the best idea actually) and look around at the whole process of beer making.
We saw the four tanks needed to make beer and learned all the steps and the canning/bottling process. It was all very interesting and educational. But then the tasting happened and I got to drink beer for an hour and forgot most of it.
|the empty mashing tank|
|The wort tank, filled with warm wort (yep it is a stage of making beer)|
|another tank, not sure which one, but it was empty|
I do remember that ale takes about 15 days to ferment while lagers take 30- 45, below are the tanks they are stored in.
We also got to freeze along with the beer in a fridge, which was kind of nice in the 30+ degree heat.
They also have Growlers, which are big 2 L bottles of beer. You buy the refillable and fully refundable bottle and it becomes a reusable vessel for their beer. A great eco friendly option.
45 Esandar Dr, Toronto, ON
Store is open Mon - Sat 11 -11 Sun 11-6
Tasting are Saturdays on the hour 1 - 5
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245 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
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(not sure about its store hours, but there is a store there)