Since opening our doors in October 2012, we have been working to bring new and exciting flavourful beers to our community. We like to experiment, be adventurous, and break old traditional brewing rules. As a result, we have made it our mission create a diverse product roster that includes deliciously easy drinking beers that everyone can appreciate as well as hard-to-find ales that leave a lasting impression. We’ve spent years developing a variety of audacious brews that are hoppier, fruitier, aged longer (and in weirder barrels), etc. Let’s put it this way, if we can go overboard on some element of beer-making, we generally will.
We take our passion beyond beer as well in a quest to ‘Live Indie’. From a spectacular and carefully curated house-made menu to lively events, we’ve turned our creative and individualistic brewing methods into a lifestyle that reflects our mantra of fun-loving independence.
We started off as a small, yet foolhardy bunch in a quaint and – we’ll admit – elementary brewpub located in Toronto’s West End. After several years of refining processes and working with a wonderfully dedicated team of beer lovers, we have been fortunate enough to grow our Junction-located brewpub and bottle shop into a bustling (albeit ambient and welcoming) space. We’ve also recently opened up a second brewing space, tasting room, and bottle shop in partnership with Eataly at the heart of downtown Toronto. Also, we now have a large brewing facility in Etobicoke for large batches of our flagship brews Marco Polo and Instigator as well as a facility to service the liquor store and our Junction retail store. We’re grateful for how far we’ve come and we have no other goals but to keep on making bold beer and continue to serve excellence.
The bottom line is - we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to taste, enjoy, and have the choice of better food and better beer. It’s who we are. It’s why we’re here.
Our mission is to inspire people to Live Indie. Whether it’s identifying with a certain unique style of beer, or if it’s supporting local and high-quality goods, our mantra is rooted in the fact that we encourage exploration and choice for everyone, particularly those who like to innovate and diverge from the mainstream masses.
World Beer Awards:
2023, Gold: Marco Polo Italian Pilsner (Canada Winner)
2023, Gold: Prairie Coast Wheat Beer with Blood Orange (Canada Winner)
2023, Gold: Burning Boat Barley Wine (Canada Winner)
2023, Gold: Vine Song 6 (Canada Winner)
2023, Gold: Elemental Magic (Canada Winner)
2023, Gold: High Horse Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (Canada Winner)
2023, Gold: High Horse Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (World's Best Flavoured Stout & Porter)
2023, Gold: Elemental Magic (World's Best Lambic)
2023, Gold: Vine Song 6 (World's Best Grape Ale)
2022, Gold: Instigator West Coast IPA (Canada Winner)
2022, Gold: Marco Polo Italian Pilsner (Canada Winner)
2022, Gold: Vine Song 5 (World's Best Grape Ale)
2022, Gold: Slings & Arrows (World's Best Berliner Weisse)
2020, Gold: 10-4-20 (World's Best Sour)
2019, Gold: Rabbit of Caerbannog White IPA
2019, Silver: Glory and Consequences Belgian Dubbel
2019, Silver: Barley Wine
2019, Bronze: The Ardennes Table Saison
Canada Beer Cup:
2023, Silver: Prairie Coast Wheat Beer with Blood Orange (North American Style Wheat Beer)
2022, Gold: Tarana-Saurus IPA (Best Contemporary IPA)
2022, Gold: Marco Polo (Hoppy Pilsner)
2022, Silver: Breakfast Porter (Porter)
2022, Bronze: Zombie Apocalypse (Imperial Stout)
Canadian Brewing Awards:
2019, North American Wheat Beer Category, Silver: Rabbit of Caerbannog, White IPA
2018, Belgian-American Category, Bronze: Rabbit of Caerbannog White IPA
2017, Beer of the Year: Spadina Monkey Cherry Sour
2017, Barrel Aged Category, Gold: Spadina Monkey Cherry Sour
2019, Best Brewpub, Ontario: Indie Alehouse