Chef K and Dave's Voodoo BBQ Party

If you visited the Muddy York Brewing Co. Taproom this past winter and were handed a bowl of chili, soup, or stew, it was crafted with care (and our beer) by the one and only Chef Kieron Meaney – aka Chef K. This August 11th, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the full brunt of his culinary skills as he teams up with his buddy, Dave. They’ll be roasting a whole pig in a La Caja China (China Box). This is a method of roast-grilling pork traditional in Louisianna. By enclosing the pig inside a sealed metal box, the coal and smoke infuse incredible flavours into the meat in half the time it takes to cook over an open flame. That’s why it’s also known as the Cajun Microwave. Do you know what else is a Louisianan tradition? Voodoo. Voodoo is as Louisianan as apologizing unnecessarily is in Canada. Beer, mains, and sides are all included in the $60 ticket price. They're on sale now at the brewery and by phone (416) 619-7819. Come and get yours and enjoy some of K & Dave’s Toronto via Louisianna voodoo. Music by DJ JD! fb.com/events/469504943519473/

Now also on sale via Eventbrite! eventbrite.ca/e/chef-k-and-daves-voodoo-bbq-party-tickets-48215320321

Danforth Rocks

Live Music • Food • Drink • Fun for the kids • August 8th

The Danforth Village BIA is excited to announce that this summer Danforth Rocks in Stephenson Park. This concert series will keep you grooving for the whole month of August. A family-friendly event will have live music, local breweries, food and fun for the kids. Muddy York brings the craft beer August 8th and you'll listen to the musical stylings of Soul Maitre'D. With the support of The Friends of Stephenson Park, we’re sure you’ll have a great time. So let’s get together and Rock the Danforth Village!

Stock In Trade Pop-Up

Your local east-end butcher, Stock in Trade Pops-up in the Muddy York Taproom Saturday, July 28th, showcasing HAPPY meats & sandwiches. #WeTheMeat

Menu:
House-made pastrami sandwich
Pastrami plate
BBQ peri peri chicken quarters
4 different house-made salads

See you there! fb.com/events/214103619443743/

About Stock In Trade:

Established in 2014, Stock-In-Trade is your East-end answer to “where’s the meat?”. Founded by Jason Becker, Stock-In-Trade delivers years of experience sourcing, preparing, and serving properly raised, hormone and stimulant-free meat.

With the belief that ‘happy’ meat and fish should be accessible to the public, our shop ensures that local and ethically sourced meat and seafood remains affordable and fresh. In addition to our raw products, our team showcases these noble animals in an ever-evolving selection of sandwiches and ready-to-eat delicacies.

Proost! Borrel Pops-Up at Muddy York Brewing

Enjoy Traditional Dutch Snacks in the Muddy York Taproom. Saturday, July 21st, our favourite Dutch resto Borrel brings some fabulously beer-friendly comfort food.

Menu:

Cone of Fries - $6
Our Dutch-style fries are hand-cut, blanched, and double fried. Try them with mayo, curry ketchup, or both!

Bitterballen - $7.50
These deep-fried balls of goodness served with mustard are a classic Dutch bar snack. Beef or Veggie (broccoli and mushroom)

Frikandel Speciaal - $7.50
The Dutch answer to the hot dog is this deep-fried beef, pork and chicken (yes, all three) sausage on a bun topped with mayo, curry ketchup and diced onions.

Fall Prey to Fox Hunter Dry-Hopped Sour

When planning a country excursion, gentlefolk ought to think seriously about their choice of beverage. That’s why we brewed our Fox Hunter Dry-hopped Sour. It has that clean tang you crave, and a delightful hop character from the generous quantity of Cashmere and Mosaic hops. At 4.8% ABV and 5 IBU its floral aroma and tart flavour profile will be the perfect companion for all of your activities - be they sport or leisure.

On tap and in 355ml cans to go.

Cheers,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

 

East York Canada Day Festival

We're very excited to announce that we'll be taking part in the 61st Annual East York Canada Day Festival as the exclusive beer vendor. Visit the beer garden July 1st between 1 and 9:30pm and drink some locally-made craft beer and eat amazing Texas BBQ by Beach Hill Smokehouse. The Festival kicks off at 10am with a parade from Dieppe Park to Stan Wadlow Park; where you'll find fun for the whole family, as well as food, crafts, entertainment, and fireworks. See you there East York. For more info check out eycdc.ca.

Two Rare Birds; Now Living Comfortably In Our Fridge

Back in February, we collaborated with Sawdust City to create what has since become one of our favourite beers that we’ve ever brewed; Infinite Zest Belgian Wit IPA w/ Lime Zest & Idaho 7. While its name is certainly a mouthful, it’s appropriate as we think you’ll want to drink many mouthfuls of it. We were briefly selling 500mL bottles of the stuff, but they disappeared quickly. Good news – it’s now available in 355mL cans at the Muddy York Retail Shop. This is a clean, bright, Belgian style IPA with big notes of lime from the generous amounts of lime zest, and tropical, citrusy hop character from Idaho 7.
 
Ward 20: Ontario Pale Ale, a single hop, single malt pale ale made from all Ontario ingredients is now available in 473mL cans. Hopped with Chinook from VQH Farms and malt from the great Maltsters at Barn Owl Malt, this is a hazy, floral, citrusy pale ale with notes of white grapefruit and pine. We sold cans of Ward 20 for one weekend in April to much fanfare. Now it’s back and yours to enjoy.

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Brewed In: Toronto East

George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts is delighted to launch a new range of events celebrating Craft Beer from Ontario and beyond! Our Brewed In: series of events kick off with a focus on Toronto East, and features 4 of Ontario leading craft breweries – Godspeed Brewery, Left Field Brewery, Muddy York Brewing Co. and Eastbound Brewing Co.

As part of this collaboration, we are delighted to host a craft beer-focused reception and 4-course dinner featuring all four breweries. With a very special menu prepared by Chef Tara Lee from Eastbound Brewing and Chef Ryusuke Yamanaka from Godspeed Brewery along with The Chefs’ House culinary brigade, this promises to be an outstanding evening of craft beer and food. Tickets are limited and priced at $85 plus HST.

Grab your tickets now! eventbrite.ca/e/brewed-in-toronto-east

 

The Art of Craft Beer Leslieville

The Art of Craft Beer, a multi-sensory beer experience that pairs the best in craft beer label art with the best in craft beer, is returning to Leslieville. After a wildly successful event at the beautiful Ashbridge Estate last June, the festival returns the park on Saturday, June 2 and will run from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. Ontario brewers, food vendors, art expo and live bands to be featured at the free community event are set to be announced in the coming days.

Date: Saturday, June 2
Hours: 12 noon to 8:00 P.M.
Location: Ashbridge’s Estate | 1444 Queen Street East
Tickets: FREE Admission

Beach Hill Smokehouse Pop-up

Rub. Smoke. Eat. Repeat.

Beach Hill Smokehouse, purveyors of the finest authentic Texas BBQ in Canada, will be popping up at the Muddy York Brewing Co. Taproom on Saturday, May 26. These guys are not playing. Their meats are rubbed with spices, cooked over indirect heat, and smoked in their 7,000lbs smoker which they imported from Texas. From ribs and brisket to chicken, sausage, and Portobello mushrooms – Terrance and his pit crew will be serving up sandwiches and smoked wings as well as their fantastic side dishes (Southern Mac & Cheese, Smoked Baked Beans, and Poblano Slaw). You don’t want to miss this. Also, beer.

Brewer's Backyard - Queen Victoria's Secret

Spring is here, finally! And we are back at the annual Victoria Day event – Queen Victoria’s Secret on Monday, May 21st at the Evergreen Brick Works, where we only reveal the beers available when we start – so you’re going to have to join us to find out what’s pouring!

Queen Victoria’s Secret will feature a dynamite lineup of Ontario breweries and a tasty food line up with Chimney Stax, Delite Bite, Fidel Gastro, Food Dudes, FeasTO and the Pop Stand.

We will be on from 11am – 5pm (note the early start) in the Pavilions areas of the Evergreen Brick Works.  We will be having a “First Call” special with all beers $5 for the first hour. Following that Beer will be $6. So the early bird gets the beer! Admission is free, the event is all ages and no tickets are required.  However, beer will only be sold until 4:30pm and last pour will be at 4:45pm, so come early to enjoy the best selection and opportunity to enjoy some delicious Ontario beer and food. brewersbackyard.com

Chau Pop-Up – God Save The Bao

Asian inspired snacks on Victoria Day long weekend! Chau pops up at the brewery on Saturday, May 19th at 12pm to 6pm. We’ll be releasing two new collab-beers with esteemed citizens of Durham County. First up is Old Sticks in the Mud Pale Ale, and the second is Hausgebräu In Das Haus Weizenbock.

Menu:
asian nachos
tortilla chips – chili – cheese
pickled jalapeno – sriracha sour cream
green onions – sesame seeds*
$8

korean sloppy joe bao
all of the mushrooms – tofu –slaw
house pickles - chili garlic aioli – coriander
sesame seeds•
$8

death by bao
popcorn chicken – house chili oil – kimchi aioli
house pickles – secret spice mix
$9

*vegan option available

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Durham County in the Haus

We’ll be releasing two new collab-beers on Friday at 4pm with esteemed citizens of Durham County. First up is Old Sticks In The Mud Pale Ale, a collaboration with 5 Paddles Brewing. Mike, Ed, Ian, & Spencer came up through the homebrewing ranks at the same time as Jeff and were the first guys to make the leap from homebrewing to professional brewing. They’ve been a tremendous resource and help not only to Muddy York but to countless other brewers, aspiring and professional. Jeff made his first commercial brew with them, Mustachio Oatmeal Stout. They’ve been brewing amazing beer for a long time and, if there’s a more fun bunch of old farts brewing beer anywhere, it’s news to us. The beer is a hybrid pale ale -  blending the best elements of old school and new school pale ales and double dry-hopped with Cashmere and Hallertau Blanc. It’s 5.6%, 50 IBUs and will be available on tap and in 355ml cans.

Next up is Hausgebräu In Das Haus Weizenbock, brewed in collaboration with the Durham Homebrewers. We’ve taken the same approach as 5 Paddles when it comes to supporting homebrewers so we invited the Durham Homebrewers to brew a beer of their choice at Muddy York. The result is a rich, malty and fruity wheat-based ale combining everything we love about Dunkleweizens with the strength and structure of a bock. It’s 7% ABV and 20 IBU and will be on-tap and in 500ml bottles.

Sherry Barrel-Aged 1793 Barley Wine

This Saturday, May 12th at 11 am we will be releasing the latest iteration of our Barrel-Aged 1793 Barley Wine series. Aged to perfection in a Fino Sherry barrel from Gonzales Byass in Jerez, Spain, this version brings together the toffee, bitter orange, and dried fruit notes of our barley wine with the toasted nuts, dried-grape, fruit blossom notes, and bone-dry finish of the Tio Pepe Sherry.

Tio Pepe was the named after the uncle of Manuel Maria Gonzales, who at the age of 23 opened the doors to the Gonzales Byass Winery in 1835. The young Mr. Gonzales was mentored by his uncle, nicknamed “Pepe,” in the production of sherry. They went on to develop the Fino style that is now world-renowned – and the Tio Pepe brand is the best-selling Fino on earth.  

This 10% ABV and 70 IBU beer is rich and complex and is perfect to drink right now. Packaged in 375ml bottles, these can be enjoyed in a single sitting.

Cinco De Mayo Party ~Taco 'Bout A Fiesta!

On Saturday, May 5th, celebrate Cinco De Mayo at the brewery with a food pop-up by our amigos from the CRAFT Beer Market Toronto. They will be serving up some tasty tacos, we'll have some special brews and fine Spanish tunes. No tickets needed, just come and Fiesta Mexicana.

Menu:

Pork Carnitas
Pickled Red Onion & Carrot, Lime Garlic Aioli
$4 each

Carne Asada Taco
Pico de Gallo, Avocado Crema
$5 each

Chipotle Tempeh Taco
Yucatan Salsa, Chipotle Aioli
$4 each

Black Bean, Corn & Quinoa Salad
$3 Each

Toronto’s Oldest Ghost Story Is Now Toronto’s Newest Märzen

Toronto has an old ghost story that has been handed down from generation to generation, embellished, disputed, and memorialized. Like all great ghost stories, it is shrouded in mystery and composed of half-truths. The protagonist of this tale is John Paul Radelmüller, a German-born servant to the British Royal Family who emmigrated to Canada from Britain in the early 19th Century. After trying his hand at various careers, he was eventually hired as the first keeper of The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse – the oldest existing lighthouse on the Great Lakes and one of the oldest buildings in Toronto.

He lived a relatively quiet life on Toronto Island – inhabiting a small cottage with his wife and daughter and occupying his free time with the comforts and traditions of his heritage. One such hobby was the brewing of German-style beers, which he sold to locals and soldiers patrolling the island. As the story goes, on January 2nd, 1815, Radelmüller served some beer to two soldiers who, after a few too many, became loud and aggressive. Not wanting to attract any unwanted attention, he stopped serving them. Enraged, the two soldiers chased after him, following him up the steps of the lighthouse, where they attacked him and pushed him out of the window. They found his body sprawled out on the beach below and panicked. Terrified that they’d be caught and charged with murder, the two soldiers hacked his corpse into pieces, buried his remains at separate sights along the beach, and disappeared into the night.

It is said that Radelmüller’s ghost still haunts Toronto Island and the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse.

We can’t confirm the integrity of this story (though these guys have done a pretty good job), but we love a good ghost story, and the detail about Radelmüller brewing German beers at home was too good to pass up. So, our brand new Radelmüllers Ghost Märzen is a tribute to this centuries-old tale. Its elegant amber appearance and dry finish will haunt you - imploring you to drink another.

Available in 500mL bottles and on draught at the Muddy York Taproom and Retail Shop.

Happy ghost hunting,

Muddy York Brewing Co.

Resistance Dry-Hopped Lager Returns

Starting today, in addition to Cervisia Saison and Haberdasher Hefeweizen, you’ll be able to buy singles, four-packs, six-packs, or two-fours of Resistance Dry-Hopped Lager and Gaslight Helles Lager in short cans. As with our initial release of Resistance Dry-Hopped Lager last year, we’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds to organizations helping to fight oppression throughout the world. This year, we’ll once again be raising money for Black Lives Matter and LGBT Youthline and adding The White Helmets and Indspire to the list.

Every day in Syria, volunteer rescue workers from the White Helmets rush to the scenes of bombings to pull people out from under the rubble and carry them to safety. Their courageous and selfless work has given hope to millions of civilians.

Indspire helps Indigenous students in Canada complete their post-secondary education by offering bursaries, scholarships, and awards to those students who need financial aid.

We’ll be announcing new beer releases in short cans over the next weeks and months, so stay tuned.

See you at the brewery,

Muddy York Brewing Co.