The latest private order for Garrison Brewing, many months in the works and not without a few hiccups, finally made it to Ontario at the end of March. This order was different from the last one as it also featured a couple of licensees getting in on the action, with Bar Volo in Toronto and Chancey Smith’s in London taking some to serve at their fine establishments. Bar Volo launched a new beer menu at the end of March featuring both the Garrison Imperial IPA and Hopyard Pale Ale.
Private ordering continues to be both a blessing and a curse. On the positive side, it is the a valuable method by which beers regularly unavailable in Ontario can be brought in for beer lovers in the province to enjoy. However, the steps involved, paperwork and consumption of time makes the process very arduous. It took over 7 months from the time the order was announced to the beer arriving. There was certainly a lot that happened over that period, and looking back efficiencies can be found, but it is a very time consuming process. But the beer made it to the hands of beer lovers in Ontario, so let’s raise a glass and enjoy.