Brewery Feature: Left Field Brewery

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PictureToronto’s Baseball Themed Brewery isn’t a gimmick and it’s bringing the heat.

Nuanced and Passionate

Maybe you heard the cheering coming from Chicago this week? The Cubs won the World Series after an incredible 108 years of futility (getting nervous Leaf fans?). Clever names and well crafted beer are a perfect partnership for Left Field Brewery.

Paying Homage

Baseball is a game routed in tradition and respect for the legends that built the game. Enter “Maris*”, a pale ale feature from Left Field and tribute to the great Roger Maris. This pale ale has a distinct malty flavour from the English maris otter malt used.

Playing Smallball

Left Field has a number of different seasonal and craft beer selections. Their “Prospect” small batch, single hop IPA series features the same malt bill but a different hop variety each batch. This allows for us non-experts to get to know the different hops and their characteristics.

Grand Slam

Eephus is an Oatmeal Brown Ale and is the flagship of Left Field. Its roasty, nutty, and creamy. You could call it “Mr October” because it’s a perfect Autumn beer. Eephus is named after a rare pitch but this beer shouldn’t be rare in your fridge, though you may have trouble keeping your fridge stocked.

Left Field Brewery is located in Leslieville in Toronto’s East End, a short walk from Greenwood station. The bottle shop and tap room is open 11am to 9pm and they offer tours on the weekend. Check out their website at www.leftfieldbrewery.ca or better yet, drop in for a pint!