Introducing: Duggan’s Brewery’s second coming, in Parkdale

Introducing: Duggan’s Brewery’s second coming, in Parkdale

(Image: Renée Suen)

Name: Duggan’s Brewery Parkdale
Neighbourhood: Parkdale
Contact Info: 1346 Queen St. W., 416-588-1086,
Owner and Brewmaster: Michael Duggan
Consulting Chef: Rene Chauvin, culinary instructor at George Brown College and former National Golf Club of Canada executive chef, with sous chef Eric Snidal

The Food: This successor to Duggan’s Brewery’s previous incarnation on Victoria Street serves approachable, familiar comfort food. The rotating menu consists mostly of shareable snacks made with local ingredients. Main dishes include a peppered, braised beef brisket, served with sides of corn bread, green beans and chimichurri.

The Drinks: The restaurant’s 16 taps dispense 14 beers, including the brewery’s own No. 9 IPA and a few of its seasonal suds. There are plans to tap some of Duggan’s many one-off casks. In the meantime, adventurous drinkers can sample a menu of beer-based cocktails with names like “Beer-groni.”

The Place: The space, formerly occupied by Kanji, a sushi restaurant, has been opened up. It includes a retail counter and, of course, brewing facilities. There’s single tank upstairs and a larger operation on the basement level.