About

Bellwoods Brewery began as a small brewpub in the west end of Toronto in 2012, and underwent a couple modest growth spurts over the years to encompass two retail shops (selling fresh cans and bottles), and a production brewery in North York (mostly to house The Foeder Pyramid). These days, we produce about 10,000hL a year, which is a mere blip in the grand scheme of Ontario beer, but keeps us pretty busy.

The styles we’re interested in brewing range greatly, and we always remain open to new ways of making beer. For the most part, our current efforts are devoted to aromatic hoppy stuff, crisp lagers, barrel aged wild blends, fruit-forward zingers, and the occasional barrel aged stout. There’s always a new, creative project waiting in the wings.

We’re still a relatively small, collaborative team, forever dedicated to the pursuit of perfect beer–thanks so much for partaking in the fruits of our labour.

AWARDS

RATEBEER BEST
2020 The Top 100 Brewers In The World
2020 Top Brewer in Ontario
2020 The Best Place To Have A Beer in Canada
2019 The Top 100 Brewers In The World
2019 Top Brewer in Ontario
2018 The Top 100 Brewers In The World
2018 Top Brewer in Ontario
2017 The Top 100 Brewers In The World
2017 Top Brewer in Ontario
2017 Top Beer in Ontario: 3 Minutes to Midnight
2017 The Best Place To Have A Beer in Ontario
2017 Top Places To Have a Beer In The World
2016 The Top 100 Brewers In The World
2016 Top Brewer in Ontario
2016 Top Beer in Ontario: Bring Out Your Dead 2016
2016 Top Brewpub in Ontario
2016 Top Places To Have a Beer in the World
2015 The Top 100 Brewers In The World
2015 Top Brewer in Ontario
2015 Top Brewpub in Ontario
2015 Top Places To Have a Beer in the World
2014 The Top 100 Brewers In The World
2014 Top Beer in Ontario: Skeleton Key
2014 Top Places To Have A Beer in the World
2013 Top Brewer in Ontario
2012 Best New Brewers In The World, Third, Internationally

GOLDEN TAP AWARDS (ONTARIO)
2018 Most Innovative Brewery
2018 Best brewpub or Tied House
2017 Most Innovative Brewery
2017 Best brewpub or Tied House
2016 Most Innovative Brewery
2016 Best Brewpub or Tied House
2016 Brewmaster's Choice for Best Beer (Motley Cru 2016)
2015 Best Brewpub or Tied House
2015 Most Innovative Brewery
2014 Best Brewpub or Tied House
2014 Most Innovative Brewery
2014 Best Beer Of The Fest: Bounty Hunter
2013 Best Brewpub or Tied House

NOW BEST OF AWARDS (TORONTO)
2016 Best Local Microbrew
2016 Best Gastropub
2015 Best Local Microbrew
2015 Best Gastropub
2014 Best Local Microbrew
2013 Best Local Microbrew

CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS
(For a number of reasons, we stopped participating in formal, style-based beer competitions in 2014)

2014 Bronze: Farmhouse Classic Category: French and Belgian Style Saison
2014 Bronze: Grizzly Beer Category: American Style Black Ale
2013 Gold: Blitzen Category: Belgian Style Strong Specialty Ale
2013 Silver: Hellwoods Category: Imperial Stout
2013 Bronze: Lost River Baltic Porter Category: Strong Porter (Baltic)
2013 Bronze: Wizard Wolf Category: North American Style Pale Ale (Bitter)
2012 Gold: Lost River Category: Strong Porter (Baltic)