Great Lakes Brewery was founded in Brampton, Ontario in 1987. They produced two beers using malt extract that were packaged in 1-litre plastic bottles. In 1990 they made the switch to all-grain brewing and a year later moved the brewery to its current location off the Queen Elizabeth Way in Etobicoke, Ontario.
- Great Lakes Brewery is celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2017!
- Amazing to believe that GLB was Mike Lackey's first and only brewing job.
- Great Lakes didn't always do those way out there IPA's - they once released Unicorn Ale in PET bottles!
- Garnet Gerry is the man behind GLB's great label art characters.