Listen up, y’all: We know that the LCBO and Beer Store have a veritable monopoly on our access to hooch, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t methods to sidestep the retail goliaths. It may take a few weeks or months to yield a sippable product, but with a little effort you could soon become your own beverage supplier, and the envy of all your friends. Visit these 5 Toronto shops to procure your very own homemade booze kits and set yourself up for summer…
Originally established on Avenue Road in 1959, these guys are pioneers of the home wine-making biz in Toronto. They now operate 70 stores across Canada and have a bevy of solid online deals to get your domestic swerve on.
If you’re too busy (or drunk) to get out to their retail location, hop online to this homebrewing haven. They’ve got tips and info for inexperienced beer makers and every imaginable gadget and ingredient you can think of to make your own quality batch of beer.
Winexpert North York
Winexpert is the largest wine kit company in North America and this Toronto location will “guarantee” that your products will result in perfect bottles at their on-site wine-making facility.
Ontario Beer Kegs
Owned and operated by experienced homebrewers, OBK has everything you need from beer-making kits to taps and keggerator conversion kits to have your un-licenced bar up and running alongside your underground gambling ring in no time… not that we condone that…
The Danforth Avenue shop is well-versed and awarded for a whole variety of alcoholic consumables. Make your own beer, mead, ciders and coolers, and ferment your own wine using real grapes (seasonally) imported from the Niagara region, Spain and Chile.
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