I’m a bit surprised that there doesn’t seem to be an official Toronto Beer Week event at the Beer Academy. I’ve wanted to go visit for awhile so after talking to the Beer academy reps at the Premier Beer Experience I thought I’d drop in while on my way over to a Toronto Beer week event later in the evening. Upon hearing that Molsons was sponsoring a craft beer venture. A lot of craft beer enthusiasts were skeptical of the idea. Some hope broke through when it became apparent that the venture was going to be based around Molson owned Creemore springs and Granville Island brewing. The two companies have collaborated to form the Six Pints Specialty Beer Co. With this knowledge beer enthusiasts in Toronto were wondering what we were in for. So far that has been some really well made beer. Brewed and promoted by some very inspired and enthused people. Now that I’ve visited the Beer Academy I’ve found that they are very much about the science of beer. They hold regular beer talks and tours of the facility. Quotes and beer lore decorate the walls like “cencocillcaphobia, the fear of an empty glass” Which isn’t something to be worried about with ten taps in the retail area and another bunch in e tour tasting room. Wonderfully you can get a 12 oz beer flight and try three different beers at once. This visit I tried the Heffeweizen Wheat, the Peach Wheat and the Smoked Porter.
Followed by a second flight of the Belgian Brown Ale, Vienna Lager and India Pale Ale. Thus far I’m pretty fond of the beer academy. It’ll be fun to drop in sometime for the tour and hear about what they do. It’s also a really please place to just drop in and try a few things and relax for a bit.