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All-new craft brews: Inside Bellwoods Brewery

Toronto's craft brew scene is hopping: No longer stymied by big beer consolidation and Prohibition-era laws, brewpubs, like Bellwoods Brewery, are on the rise in the city.

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Bellwoods Brewery co-owner Luke Pestl completes a process called "mashing out," which involves cleaning the spent grain from the Mash Tun brewing vessel at the newly opened microbrewery.

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Spent grain is seen inside the Mash Tun brewing vessel.

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Bellwoods Brewery co-owner Mike Clark removes the spent grain from the Mash Tun brewing vessel.

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Bellwoods Brewery co-owner Mike Clark is reflected in a window as he takes a break from brewing to set tables.

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Bellwoods Brewery co-owner Mike Clark takes a test sample from a fermenting tank.

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Various brews are lined up on the bar at Bellwoods Brewer.

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A historic photograph of Ossington Ave. from 1943 rests on the bar.

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Bellwoods Brewery co-owner Mike Clark takes a break from brewing to set tables at the Ossington Ave. microbrewery.

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Bellwoods Brewery co-owners Mike Clark , left, and Luke Pestl prepare for the opening of their microbrewery.

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Bellwoods Brewery menu

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Bellwoods Brewery co-owner Luke Pestl completes a process called "mashing out," which involves cleaning the spent grain from the Mash Tun brewing vessel.

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Bellwoods Brewery co-owner Mike Clark pours a glass of beer.

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Various brews are lined up on the bar.

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