On Saturday, August 29th, we will be at Lansdowne Brewery….Taking over their taps!  Well, not all…4 of them.

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We are excited to take part in what is now being dubbed as the ‘East Vs West Tap Take-Over’.  Billed as a Co-Tap Take-Over with our good friends Muddy York Brewing.

We will be there through out the day, so stop in and say hello… drink some beer, and try something by 2 of Toronto’s best new breweries (as featured in the recent NOW! Magazine Beer Guide)

Lansdowne Brewery:

303 Lansdowne

Toronto, ON




Armed N’ Citra (American Pale Ale)

KAPOW!* IPA (India Pale Ale)

Table Saison (Dry Hopped Table Saison)

Hearts Collide (Imperial Cold-Brew Coffee Stout)

This Friday (August 14th), we will be introducing our brand new beer. True-to-style, Kapow!* is a West-Coast inspired India Pale Ale. This beer exhibits a smooth bitterness and crisp finish, which allows our American hops to shine through, almost punching you in the face with massive hop aroma!

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We are very excited for this one, as we feel it really represents the style of beers that Rainhard is going for.

A very limited release that will be available by the bottle and glass in our Brewery Bottle Shop/Tap Room, and also limited availability in surrounding Toronto Bars.

Due to the small scale batch, we are limiting this to 4 bottles per person.


As we grow, we are continually expanding our list of bars featuring Rainhard Beers. See below for a full list of bars that frequently have one of our beers on rotation. *Call/check with bar to verify it’s pouring before heading out!  Cheers!


Mugshot Tavern
Defina’s Pizza
C’est What
Indie Ale House
The Craft (Liberty village)
Rush Lane*
Porter House
Tequila Bookworm
RibEye Jacks
Lansdown Brewery
Pour House


The last 2 months have been exciting here at the brewery! With test batches underway and complete, we officially released our American Pale Ale “Armed N’ Citra” on April 1st. What may have felt like a true April fools joke (original plan to open in December), was in fact a reality. The preceding 10 months, starting with taking possession of our space, completing the build-out, and receiving our equipment, has culminated into what I can now call the future of Rainhard Brewing.  

For the last month, we have distributed our beer to various draft accounts within the city of Toronto. Initial feedback from our early loyal drinkers has been great. Here is a list of bars that currently have or rotate our beers on a frequent basis:


Bar Volo


C’est What

Indie Ale House (guest tap)

Bar Hop

Mugshot Tavern


The Craft

Defina’s Pizzeria

and more coming soon!

This long weekend we will be hosting our first pop-up shop, with just a small taste of our future lineup of brews. We have our IPA “lazy Bones” the Hopped Up Summer Ale, and our Imperial Stout “Hearts Collide”. 

The imperial stout is our biggest beer yet. The Hearts Collide name came from our passion for creating and experimenting with flavours. Whether it be infusion with vanilla, coffee, cocoa, or aging in wine or bourbon barrels, we want to continuously showcase this beer in a different way. This time around we have teamed up with our friends at Propeller Coffee Co. They graciously brewed up their newest product – cold brew coffee – and we infused it into the stout. The resulting beer is packed with flavour from the 9 different malts used, and just enough coffee up front to not over power the rich malt aromas. We are looking forward to playing around with this one, and deciding which local flavour to pair it with next.

For everyone that has showed their support over the course of our launch and opening… Thank you all!

 Stay tuned for lots of exciting news throughout our first summer.



Wow!  How time flies when you are building a brewery.  Its been a few months since our last Brewery Construction Update, and a LOT has happened since then.

Where to start?  The most obvious question is probably “didn’t you say you were going to open in December?”  The answer is YES, but as always with the combination of an ambitious timeline, coordination of multiple local trades, and the holiday season winding down, comes delays. Delays that are beyond our control.  But, we are only a little behind schedule and are hopeful that we can be open within the next month.   (more…)