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Ontario’s Berts Growler Garage celebrates 5 years of fun, friendship, family

Berts Growler Garage owner Michelle Bertalotto fills a glass with one of the bar’s craft beer offerings. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

ONTARIO – Time flies by when you’re drinking – and serving – beer.

Situated along the western end of 4th Avenue in Ontario, Berts Growler Garage is a bar with a quirky, old school vibe of its own. Key to that throwback feel is the presence of classic cars, reminiscent of the vintage car business at the building.

The bar, which just celebrated five years in operation, came online after husband-and-wife owners Michelle and Lonnie Bertalotto converted part of the building into a bar. The couple had owned the building for 13 years before that, but it was a space to sell classic cars. 

The Bertalotto’s opened the doors of the bar in . . .