Molson enters the busy Toronto brewpub scene with a new Creemore brewery and restaurant
Toronto’s brewpub scene will soon have another big, corporate player. According to BlogTO, the Beer Academy brewery at 75 Victoria Street, which is run by Molson-owned Six Pints, is being taken over by a new brewery and restaurant from Ontario-based Creemore Springs, which was acquired by Molson in 2005. Six Pints took over the corner space (previously occupied by the since-resuscitated Duggan’s Brewpub) in 2007, turning it into a combined retail store, tasting room and event space. Seven years later, Molson has apparently decided to go with something a little more mainstream. The Creemore brewpub is set to open in mid-2015, by which point it could have as many as four new competitors: Big Rock and 3 Brewers in Liberty Village, Lansdowne Brewery near Dundas West and the new Bellwoods Brewery in Dovercourt Village.