TORONTO, ON – Following up on a post on Toronto Life‘s website suggesting that Creemore Springs Brewery would be opening a brewpub in downtown Toronto, a reporter from the Creemore Echo sat down with representatives from the brewery last week, and found out that plans are quite different from what Toronto Life and others have speculated.
According to the article published last Friday, the building on Victoria St. which previously housed the Duggan’s and Denison’s brewpubs is set to become the headquarters for Six Pints Specialty Beer Company, a division of Molson-Coors Canada created earlier this year to oversee the conglomerate’s craft brewing interests, including Creemore Springs and Granville Island Brewing.
In addition to being a home for the offices for Six Pints, the brewery area of the building will remain operational for the creation of various experimental and one-off beers, some of which may be sold in an on-site retail store that will also offer other Molson-owned craft brands and related products.
There will also be a tasting room where visitors can sample various beers, but there are no plans to re-open the space as a full-scale pub or restaurant, although one of the kitchens will be left in place to be used for special events. And part of the space will be turned into a “beer museum” of sorts, which Creemore Springs communications director Karen Gaudino describes as “a celebration of craft brewing, a way of showing people a different view of what beer can be.”
Additional details about the facility, including when it will be opening and what name the on-site brewery will be operating under, have yet to be announced.