TORONTO, ON – More than three years after the closure of his original brewpub location on Victoria Street in Toronto, brewmaster Michael Duggan will soon be opening a new street level location of his Duggan’s Brewery in the Parkdale neighbourhood in the city’s west end.
Set to be known as Duggan’s Brewery Parkdale, the new spot at 1346 Queen St. W. – previously home to Japanese restaurant Kanji – will feature a nanobrewery, retail store and restaurant/bar, and is planned to soft launch in September in preparation for an October grand opening.
While construction and installation of the brewhouse is still underway, the bar is operating on a limited “pop-up” basis on Thursday and Saturday evenings, serving several Duggan’s brands – including flagship beers #9 IPA and #5 Sorachi Lager; the returning #13 Hefeweizen that was previously available at the Victoria St. location; and a new strong lager, #46 Parkdale Bomber – as well as the 100 Mile Ale and 100 Mile Lager that Duggan co-brews with Brad Clifford under the Ontario Beer Co. label.
All of the beers are currently being brewed under contract at Cool Brewing, and several brands will continue to be brewed there for LCBO distribution after the brewpub opens.
A limited food menu is also available during the pop-ups, and Duggan tells CBN that he is in discussion with a local chef to take over the kitchen and develop a full menu when the restaurant officially opens.
More details will be available and announced here on CBN in coming weeks.