The Beer Academy is Canada’s first multi-functioning space dedicated to sharing the knowledge, passion and diversity of beer. Nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Beer Academy features a small-batch craft brewery, a tasting room and beer shop, and an inviting beer café where guests can relax with their favourite pint. The venue also features an experiential event space that includes a sensory tasting bar, a beer-lover’s library, and a tribute to the history of the world’s greatest beverage.
With a focus on education and enlightenment, the establishment has a total of 9,000 square feet dedicated to beer-related events, plus state-of-the-art training facilities, including a teaching kitchen. Fresh, hand-crafted ales and lagers brewed on-site range from the classic to the adventurous and include seasonals, unique one-offs, and collaboration brews.
Through the tasting room and beer shop, all of the beers brewed on-site are available to sample and take home in quart-size bottles and growlers. Unique to Toronto, the growlers are filled to order at an innovative counter-pressure growler station that ensures the beer tastes fresh – right from the brewery. Guided tours of the brewery are also available upon request. So, leaving with a greater appreciation for beer (plus a couple quarts or a growler) is inevitable.
SIX PINTS SPECIALTY BEER COMPANY.
Formed in 2011, the Six Pints Specialty Beer Company is a group of beer enthusiasts on a mission to promote the love of beer across Canada. Created through the national partnership of Granville Island Brewing and Creemore Springs Brewery, the Company champions the greater appreciation and availability of craft beer across the country. In support of the Company's mission, The Beer Academy was launched in Toronto in 2012 as an epicentre for all things beer; facilities include a small-batch craft brewery, a tasting room and beer shop, and an experiential beer event space. The Company will also be opening a world-class import division in 2012 to promote and distribute unique and exciting beers traditionally unavailable in Canada. Through their dynamic portfolio of quality brands, Six Pints Specialty Beer Company will continue to celebrate, share and declare their undying love of beer with all like-minded Canadians.
WHY WE'RE HERE.
At the Beer Academy, we think beer is extraordinary. We get excited when we talk about beer, and are continually amazed by its versatility and variety. We are proud of its history, energized by its current craft movement and look forward to playing a part of its future. Here is a place where beer knowledge is shared, glasses are raised and thirsts are satisfied. Beer Appreciation, not just for our own, lives here.
WHAT WE DO.
We explore, brew, experience, educate and entertain. From grain to glass, we want to celebrate how every aspect of beer is remarkable and delicious.
HOW WE DO IT.
We are committed to experimenting with new ideas and tinkering around with old ones. And we do this with endless creativity, collaboration and passion.
We expect the best in everything we do. Freshness, local ingredients, the highest quality standards, hands-on craftsmanship and an innovative spirit are important in everything we brew.
We believe that the love of beer is contagious. We hope you leave with our thrill of discovery, spread the word and return soon for another great beer experience at the Beer Academy.