The best drinking cities all have strong and growing local craft beer scenes as this is where you will nd the energy, enthusiasm and passion. The craft movement in Toronto has a strong and growing foundation of craft beer lovers who like to explore new beer o erings:
There are 40 craft breweries and brewpubs in Toronto with about 12 or so in planning.
There is a mind numbing selection of traditional and specialty craft beers available.
Toronto has a tightly-knit collaborative craft beer community that has led to countless one-o and collaborative brews that push the envelope.
Local craft breweries actively participate in beer events – everything from hosting beer dinners, weddings, special events and craft beer festivals.
If you venture downtown today, you cannot help but notice that we are undergoing a serious craft beer bar boom. This has led to an explosion of choice across the city and has placed craft beer front and centre. It is pretty hard these days to go into a bar in Toronto and not nd at least one decent craft on tap:
You can choose from beers brewed on site, locally brewed craft beers, crafts brewed elsewhere in Ontario and Canada, as well as o erings from top U.S. craft breweries or even interesting craft beers imported from the U.K., Europe and beyond.
Great food has played a strong supporting role for the top craft beer establishments and brewpubs.
Production craft breweries have recently established brewpubs downtown.
Many craft beer bars have recently opened in tourist friendly locations.
The best thing to come out of this explosive growth is the clustering of small craft breweries, brewpubs and craft beer establishments across the city.
Even if you just want to enjoy a craft beer at home, or when barbecuing with friends, the selection of awesome craft beer to go has never been better:
Practically all of the craft breweries and brewpubs have retail stores where you can purchase packaged beer, or get your growler filled.
There are 66 LCBO stores, 63 Beer Stores and over 10 supermarkets that o er craft beer in the metro area.
The most important reason that Toronto is the best drinking city in Canada is because of you, the craft beer drinker. It is up to you and your passion for great craft beer to help grow and sustain this move- ment. Look how much the craft beer movement has helped change this city already!