NOW ON TAP: SCHOLARSHIP ALE!

This golden English pale ale is floral on the nose with flavors of peach and apricot and has a nice bitter finish. This beer was made with Ontario Chinook and Cascade hops from VQH Farms.ABV 5.4%  IBU 47 

 

 All sales from this beer will be donated to our Scholarship fund which donates money to deserving post-secondary students to help with their tuition. This year’s fund will be $5000.  Applications can be made online at http://www.granitebrewery.ca/scholarship/    Applications are due by July 1, 2017.


posted on Monday, May 15th, 2017

GRANITE BREWERY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

2017 Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Granite Brewery Scholarship. The scholarship fund was created as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations to give something back to the staff and customers that have made it all possible.  Applicants were asked about their field of study, academic achievement, community involvement and their “history” with the Granite.

The scholarship committee was made up of 3 customers, Dimitri, Janet and Rob as well as Granite staffer Sam.  They went through numerous applications and decided to split the $5000 award as follows:

Patricia Henry  $2250

Elizabeth Racz $1000

Mackenzie Johnston $1000

Katie Bulmer  $750

Congratulations to them and thanks so much to everyone who applied.

2018 applications are accepted any time until July 1, 2018. 

 

2016 Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the first Granite Brewery Scholarships.  We had many terrific responses and applications to the program making it very difficult for our committee to decide but they have come up with some great choices.

 

The scholarship fund was created as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations to give something back to the staff and customers that have made it all possible.  Applicants were asked about their field of study, academic achievement, community involvement and their “history” with the Granite.

 

The selection committee was made up of the following 3 people.

 

Georg Kralik  – Professional Engineer

John Stephens – Retired Educator

Mary Beth Keefe – Head Brewer, Granite Brewery

 

The committee decided to allocate the $5000 in scholarship funds as follows:

 

April Seekumar, Bachelor of Industrial Design, Humber College Institute of Technology. $2000

 

Raven Pisano, Firefighting School, Seneca College. $1500

 

Margaret Finley, Bachelor of Arts, Acadia University. $1500

 

On behalf of everyone here at the Granite Brewery I want to congratulate April, Raven and Margaret.  To the other applicants thank you so much for your application.  We encourage you to submit another application to our program.  Applications are now being accepted until July 1, 2017 for awards to be granted before the September, 2017 school year commences.

 

Thank you, 

 

Ron


posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Toronto Beer Week !

Toronto Beer Week runs September 16th to 24th and we’ll be participating in some great events. We hope to see you out! 

 

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posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Granite Brewery Scholarship Program

First Scholarship Winners Announced

I am pleased to announce the winners of the first Granite Brewery Scholarships.  We had many terrific responses and applications to the program making it very difficult for our committee to decide but they have come up with some great choices.

The scholarship fund was created as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations to give something back to the staff and customers that have made it all possible.  Applicants were asked about their field of study, academic achievement, community involvement and their “history” with the Granite.

 

The selection committee was made up of the following 3 people.

 

George Kralik  – Professional Engineer

John Stephens – Retired Educator

Mary Beth Keefe – Head Brewer, Granite Brewery

 

The committee decided to allocate the $5000 in scholarship funds as follows:

 

April Seekumar, Bachelor of Industrial Design, Humber College Institute of Technology. $2000

 

Raven Pisano, Firefighting School, Seneca College. $1500

 

Margaret Finley, Bachelor of Arts, Acadia University. $1500

 

On behalf of everyone here at the Granite Brewery I want to congratulate April, Raven and Margaret.  To the other applicants thank you so much for your application.  We encourage you to submit another application to our program.  Applications are now being accepted until July 1, 2017 for awards to be granted before the September, 2017 school year commences.

 

Thank you.

 

Ron Keefe

Applications

As part of our 25th Anniversary, we have started a Scholarship fund in recognition of the tremendous support we have received from staff and customers over the years.  The fund will distribute an amount of $5000 per year to a deserving post-secondary student or students. The first $5000 in sales of this year’s Anniversary Ale will be placed in the fund.  Subsequent years will be funded by a special “Scholarship Ale” brewed each spring to top off the fund. 

 

Customers, staff and their families are eligible to apply.    A selected group of customers and staff will review the applications and make recommendations for the scholarships.  It may be all given to one student or split among several students.  While important this will not be about marks alone. Applicants will be asked about their field of study, academic achievement, community involvement and their “history” with the Granite.

 

We will be accepting applications until July 1, 2017 for scholarships to be awarded before the September academic year start.

 

To be considered for a scholarship please fill out and submit the following form.

 

For further information please contact us at scholarship@granitebrewery.ca

 

Your Name (required)

Your Address (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone Number (required)

What are your plans for the upcoming school year, university, college, field of study etc.

Secondary School attended

Post-Secondary Institution attended, field of study, year graduated or planned graduation

List high school and or post-secondary activities such as sports, student government or groups

List any public service or community activities
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List any awards or special recognition

List any full or part time jobs

In 250 words or less tell us about your knowledge and “history” with the Granite Brewery and what it has meant to you.

Please leave this field empty.

 


posted on Friday, August 12th, 2016

Granite Brewery Charitable Fund

Holland- Bloorview Family Support Fund

We recently donated $1000 to Family Support Fund at Holland- Bloorview,  an amazing local facility. 

Family Support Fund – $1000

 

Raising a child is expensive. Raising a child with a disability is almost four times as expensive. Families paying for their child’s therapy, transportation and equipment needs are often overstretched, not to mention overwhelmed from the emotional toll of their child’s disability. Holland Bloorview provides financial support, while helping parents connect, adjust and learn. With your gift, our Family Support Fund, Family Support Program, respite programs and quality of life programs in art, music and recreation can continue to give families the help they need while their child receives care.

 

The Fund is used for accommodations at Holland Bloorview, equipment, recreation and life skills programs, modifications to home or car, medications or respite services, to a maximum of $1,000 per year. Read this story about how this grant has helped Isabelle’s father over the years: http://foundation.hollandbloorview.ca/why-give/yourimpact/familysupportfund 

 

FoAN –  Friends of African Nursing

We recently donated $2500 to a charity actively managed by one of our regular customers. 

 

FoAN – Description of Organization History and Purpose

 FoAN (Canada) is an independent, volunteer run  registered Canadian charity that operates out of Toronto.  Our primary purpose is to support perioperative nurses and nursing education in Africa. Educating nurses will improve perioperative patient care in Africa, resulting in improved public health for both patients and nurses.

Most nurses in Africa work in very poor conditions. Nurses, especially those in the operating room often work without protective eyewear and thus are exposed to blood borne disease such as HIV and hepatitis.  As well, perioperative nursing education is limited or virtually non-existent. As a result, many nurses have died after acquiring blood borne diseases in the workplace.

In January  2017 we participated in a successful Program in Zambia.  Over the period of the week 19 nurses developed  OR Nursing Standards that are based on their reality and will be used country wide. 

The funds for the Zambia project ($4922.22 CAD) were raised by sale of cookbooks, greeting cards, memberships and financial donations from individuals. FoAN (Canada) funded travel costs, accommodations and meals for one Canadian volunteer and fully funded one quarter of the program for the delegates including their travel costs, meals and accommodation.

We are hoping to raise funds to participate  in a program in Ghana in the Fall of 2017.  Please visit our website for more detail on our charity: www.foan.ca

North Toronto Collegiate

We recently donated $500 to The North Toronto Collegiate “Celebrating Excellence” campaign supporting student scholarships and extra curricular programs for local students. 

A Night Out for Music Heals 

We recently donated $200 to the 5th annual A Night Out For Music Heals, to raise awareness and money for music therapy across Canada.  

 

Rwanda Craft Beer Project

 Our first donation from the fund ($1000) was recently made to The Rwanda Craft Beer project.  This project was spearheaded by our friends at Beau’s Brewery to create the first women owned brewery in Rwanda.  Details at:  http://beaus.ca/rwanda/  

The Granite Brewery has been a fixture at the corner of Eglinton and Mt. Pleasant for 25 years now. The reason for our longevity is the tremendous support we have received from our loyal customers and staff over the years.  We have watched many families celebrate the birth of a daughter or son and now those children are young adults and continue as Granite customers. We have helped people with birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and weddings.  Sadly, but proudly we have hosted many celebrations of life also.

As part of our 25th anniversary we want to give a little something back to our community.  We have established the Granite Brewery Charitable Fund which will issue grants and donations to local charities on a regular basis. The fund has been established with an initial amount of $25,000.  More money will be raised and added to the fund on a regular basis.  We expect to distribute up to 20% of the fund annually.

Our goal is to distribute funds to small local charities to help them achieve their goals.  Charities will be selected and decided upon by a small panel.  We will be asking interested customers to help us make those choices and to suggest further ways to add to the fund.  One of our goals is to do this with no overhead expenses at all.  Any involvement in the administration and decision making process will be on a 100% volunteer basis, although Granite ales will flow freely at all meetings!

For more information and suggestions on deserving local charities please email fund@granitebrewery.ca

 

Ron Keefe

Proprietor


posted on Friday, August 12th, 2016

Submit Your Memories For Our 25th Anniversary Contest!

August 12th, 2016 will mark our 25th anniversary. That’s about 9100 days of business operation…9100 lunch and dinner services, 2150 brew days and countless group events, large and small. We’ve seen first dates, last dates, birthday festivities, weddings, celebrations of life, and gatherings for just about every other occasion.  Over the past twenty five years, the customers who have walked into the Granite have formed unique memories here, and it’s been our privilege and honour to be a part of each and every one of them.

And in celebration of our 25th year, WE WANT TO EXPERIENCE THESE AMAZING STORIES WITH YOU AGAIN, AND SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD! Send us your stories and memories from the Granite over the past 25 years – whether you witnessed something funny, shared a moment with a loved one, or any other moment/memory you chose to share with us in the moment – we’re all ears! If you have a great story that happened at the Granite, send it to info@granitebrewery.ca. If you have any photos to accompany your story, even better!
 
We will be sharing selected stories on our social channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) leading up to the 25th anniversary. The winner will enjoy  Brewmaster’s Dinner for 4 people, complete with beer pairings led by our Brewmaster, Mary Beth Keefe. We will accept submissions until August 1, 2016 and begin sharing stories and photos leading up to the anniversary on August 12.

 

Thank you again for being a part of the Granite Brewery’s first 25 years, and we’re excited to share the next 25 years of great food, great beer and great memories with you as well! 

 

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posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Grapefruit Lagoon is now ON TAP!

Grapefruit Lagoon, our seasonal IPA  dry hopped with citra hops and grapefruit peels, is back on tap. Take a seat on the patio and enjoy another delicious and refreshing addition to our summer lineup!

 

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posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Summerlicious 2016 begins July 8

Summerlicious begins this Friday July 8 and runs until July 24. Join us for our $15 Lunch or $25 Dinner prix fixe menus. Check our Feature Menu section 


posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Grapefruit Lagoon Now Available in Our Retail Store

We are now selling 650mL bottles of our Grapefruit Lagoon in our retail store. We have limited supply so pick one up today while quantities last! 

 

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posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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