The Brewer’s Backyard returns for its final event of the season, Torontoberfest, on Thanksgiving Monday, October 12th at the Evergreen Brick Works.

Rainhard Brewing will be there, pouring our flagship Pale Ale ‘Armed N’ Citra’ , ‘Refuge’ Double IPA, and a special one-off batch, to be announced soon!  NosBeeratu – a Black IPA – Be the first to try this limited seasonal release a full week prior to its official release date!

Serving up delicious food will be WVRST and the Midnight Snack Co.

Join us for some tasty brews, sausages and lots of oompah as we cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays in the playoffs. We’ll be on from 12-5pm on Thanksgiving Monday, October 12th at the Koerner Gardens and Holcim Gallery areas of the Evergreen Brick Works. We go rain or shine, as the Holcim Gallery area is covered. Admission is free and our event is family-friendly. We hope to see you then!


FRIDAY: New beer release (Refuge IIPA) – only available at the bottle shop and tap room – $8.95 /650ml – Get there before it sells out!

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SATURDAY: BBQ at the brewery. Don’t miss out onCrown & Anchor Food as they are grilling ribs! 12pm until sold out


SUNDAY: Queen West Art Crawl @trinity bellwoods Park
For the first time ever, beer will be served (legally, ha!) in bellwoods park. Join us along with Granite Brewery & Bellwoods Brewery as we pour beer in the park


Bottle Shop Beers Available:
Refuge Double IPA *NEW*
Armed N’ Citra Pale Ale
Setting Sun – Table Saison (Amarillo Dry Hop)

Tap Room Beers:
Refuge IIPA
Lazy Bones IPA
TRUE GRIT – Farmhouse
Setting SUn – Table Saison
Hearts Collide – Imperial Coffee Stout
Armed N’ Citra – Pale Ale

That is all…

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.