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Big Beer Soap Workshop at Muddy York Brewing

A Cold Process Beer Soap Workshop

Big Beer Soap Company will cover the chemistry behind soap making in simple terms, including what saponification is as well as the benefits of different oils, butters and BEER! This class will unlock the secret of soap making, giving you the confidence to make your own soaps at home.

Each student can customize their own batch of beer soap with scent and dried botanicals.

Each student will leave with approximately 1 lb of soap 4-6 bars, a booklet with recipes, instructions & links. Leave with a Beer Soap 6-pack! 

All materials are included in the cost and are 100% vegan.

$40 for the workshop, this includes one beer from Muddy York Brewing's 12 taps!

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:30 PM – 6 PM, get your ticket now on eventbrite.

Holiday Hours

- Taproom and Retail Store Holiday Hours -

Sunday Dec. 23rd - 11am to 6pm
Monday Dec. 24th - 11am to 4pm
Tuesday Dec. 25th - closed
Wednesday Dec. 26th - 11am to 6pm
Dec. 27th, 28th, 29th - 11am to 8pm
Sunday Dec. 30th - 11am to 6pm
Monday Dec. 31st - 11am to 4pm

Tuesday Jan. 1st - closed


Warmest Wishes this Holiday Season,
MYBC

One Last Thing Before You Disappear into the Christmas Void

We just wanted to let you know that today, we’ll have fresh bottles of Prost! Dunkelweizen and our new Wild Loyalist Cream Ale in the fridge. We'll also be tapping an extra festive version of Stork Derby Stout with Chocolate and Peppermint on cask in the taproom this Friday! Also, beginning Friday and lasting through the end of 2018, we’ll be offering a $3 discount on every six-pack of cans purchased.

So, if you’re looking to celebrate the completion of the last full working week of the year (unless you’re Santa), stop into the Muddy York Brewing Taproom/Retail Store and give yourself the gift of revelry. 

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.

 

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.

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.

Many Beers, Many Vessels, Three Years of Muddy York

This year, on March 3rd, Muddy York Brewing is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary with a big old party. We will be releasing TWO new beers:

1) Our Barrel-Aged Plank Road Baltic Porter has been napping in a Tawny Port Barrel awaiting this day. It’s a medium-bodied, elegantly mellow 8.5% ABV, and tastes vinous and oaky with warm notes of alcohol, Port, and dark licorice. It will be available in 355mL bottles, and there’s a limit of six per person.

2) Infinite Zest is a collaboration between Muddy York Brewing and Sawdust City. Sam Corbeil drove down from Gravenhurst a couple of months back with some great ideas. The result is a Belgian White IPA with Lime Zest and Idaho 7. For you lit geeks, it’s named after David Foster Wallace’s epic 1996 novel, Infinite Jest. For you LIT beer geeks, this is a clean, bright, Belgian style IPA with big, big, notes of lime due to copious amounts of added lime zest. It is hopped with piney, tropical, citrusy, Idaho 7 and tastes like the best dream you ever had, then woke up, went back to sleep, and had that same exact dream again.

In addition to the new releases, we’ll have extra-special beers on cask, sliders and salads courtesy of Knuckle Sandwich, some magical entertainment by @christine_lynn_magic and, for the first time in our three-year history, 473mL cans of Gaslight Helles Lager.

Barrels, Casks, Bottles, Cans, and Sliders. Bring your party shoes.

Cheers,

From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

I Am The Frogman

Imagine deep-sea diving with a 93lb (42 kg) brass helmet covering you from the base of your neck to the top of your head. That’s what the naval divers of the early-mid 20th century were outfitted with for intensive diving operations. The helmets created a hermetic seal for these divers, known as Frogmen, and enabled them to see clearly underwater and breathe normally via a constant flow of breathing gas. Frogmen were instrumental in many deep-sea raids during both World Wars, often manning human torpedoes to destroy enemy ships.

The Frogman Imperial Black IPA is big, dark, hoppy, and malty. Hopped and double dry-hopped with VQH Farms’ Cascade, Chinook, and Centennial hops, The Frogman Imperial Black IPA registers 60 IBUs and tastes rich, bright, floral, and ever so slightly roasty. It gives off a pleasantly tropical aroma and pours a dark black. So, even decked out in your finest MK V Diving Rig, you’d be hard-pressed to see below the surface.

It would be a terrible choice for a pre-deep-sea raid beverage due to its imperial strength of 8% ABV. But, assuming you aren’t reading this from your human torpedo, we think it’s a perfectly suitable beer for enjoying with friends and off-duty naval officers. It’s on tap and in the cooler here at the Muddy York Brewing Co.

Visit The Wren this Thursday night for their Hopstile Takeover – where VQH and King Lake Farms will be showcasing their fantastic Ontario-grown hops in a variety of beers – including The Frogman Imperial Black IPA.

Ward 6: Amarillo Pale Ale - What a Difference a Hop Makes

Perhaps you’re sick and tired of being told what beer tastes like. Notes of this, aromas of that, esters, colours; we get it. Tastes are subjective – one person’s “bright citrus” is another person’s “too bitter.” That’s one of the beautiful aspects of brewing and drinking a variety of beers. This is especially true of our Ward Series single hop pale ales. The recipe doesn’t change with each new brew, only the hop does. Which means you get to experience how one hop differs from the next.

Ward 6: Amarillo Pale Ale pours light and hazy in your glass like all of its Ward predecessors, but the Amarillo hops shine through with delightful citrus and melon flavours on first tasting and a moderate bitterness on the finish. It’s the kind of beer you’ll want to drink more of. But we'll let you be the judge.

Luckily for you, we’ve got it in the fridge and on-tap now. Come and get some.

Hop Lovers Rejoice

Today we are celebrating the re-release of our much-beloved Dereliction Double IPA. Absent from our fridge since the beginning of 2017, you hop loving people now have cause to be very happy. Clocking in at 8.2% ABV and 110 IBU, Dereliction DIPA pours a rich golden colour, tastes like a dank pine forest, and has a hop-forward character, in both aroma and flavour. Brewed with Summit, Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus hops, it is well-balanced and drinks more like a classic west-coast IPA than the high ABV rating would suggest. That being said, the label doesn’t lie, this is a strong, delicious, beer.

It’s on tap and in the fridge now.

This holiday season we are collecting food for Second Harvest Food Rescue and raising money for Dixon Hall. Dixon Hall serves more than 10,000 people annually, impacting the lives of the most vulnerable and the most at-risk members of our community. Please consider bringing a few items or extra funds with you the next time you’re in the neighbourhood. We thank you!

See you soon,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

The Five “P” Sandwich Pop-Up

When he’s not catering his superb Spanish and Mediterranean specialties around town, Chef Arato of Pimentón is often seen selling his local, seasonal dishes at the Evergreen Brickworks' Saturday Farmers Market. We’re super excited that he'll be bringing a fantastic sandwich creation right to the brewery this Saturday, Nov. 25th from 1-4pm. The scrumptious "Five P Sandwich" features Muddy York Porter-braised pulled pork, slow-cooked for six hours and served on a homemade brioche bun. The vegetarian option will be a “Pisto” sandwich. Pisto is a Spanish dish, similar to ratatouille, made with eggplants, zucchinis, peppers, tomato sauce, and pickled onions. So join us at the brewery for a pint and bring your appetite.

It’s SMaSH Time

Ontario is well known for growing over fifty varieties of fruits and vegetables. We also produce a lot of maple syrup and honey as well as livestock, poultry, fish, legumes, and dairy products. The Niagara region has become famous for its wine production. “Hey Muddy York, stop boring me with your Ontario agriculture propaganda,” you’re probably snickering to yourself. “I want to read about beer and beer only. Beer. Beer. Beer.” Ok, we get it. But hang on, because, in just a second, we’re going to tell you about some Ontario agricultural information that we promise will result in beer.

Our good friends at VQH Farms are growing some truly spectacular hops here in Ontario. We’ve used their goods in many of our beers and we’re excited to tell you that we are re-releasing our Ward 2: Centennial Pale Ale with 100% Ontario-grown hops from VQH Farms and 100% Canadian grown barley. It’s a single malt, single hop pale ale (aka SMaSH beer) that pours a beautiful hazy yellow and boasts an irresistible lemony flavour profile.

It’s in the fridge and on tap here at the Muddy York Retail Store and Taproom now.

Cheers,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

Rollin’, Rollin’, Trick or Treatin’

You’ll never guess what just rolled back into your life. You don’t need to guess because I’m about to tell you. Roller Boat IPA is cold and waiting for you in the bottle shop and on tap in the taproom. We didn’t make a big deal about it, but, humble-brag time, last spring, we won an Ontario Brewing Award for this West-Coast style IPA. At 6.5% ABV and 60 IBU, it’s the perfect dank, piney, citrusy brew to get your weekend started. It also tastes great Mondays through Thursdays, so make sure you’ve got enough.

If you need more reasons to rush over here, starting today, just in time for Halloween, you can pair a 12oz pour of our Muddy York Porter with a handmade dark chocolate peanut butter cup. Made from 100% imported Belgian chocolate, these little sweeties will indulge your adult trick-or-treat cravings, and they really bring out the chocolate notes of the Porter. The cost is $8. While supplies last. Or we eat them all.

Cheers,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

Resistance Dry-Hopped Lager

Resistance Dry-Hopped Lager from Muddy York has a light-body and a sharp mind. The baby brother of our Gaslight Helles Lager, Resistance presents light and malty on the tongue followed by a citrusy kick courtesy of our old friend Sorachi Ace Hops.

We had originally intended to give this new release a different name, but as a direct reaction to the events in Charlottesville, we felt compelled to support causes we believe in. We have clarity in our convictions but don’t always know the correct or most effective way to respond to the cascade of events. So, we’re putting our trust in activists and organizations who are already doing work on the front lines of these issues who are too often on the receiving end of the tyranny that seeks to deny the progress of social, economic and environmental justice.

Though we are appalled by the ongoing crises in the US, Canada is certainly not immune to clashes of culture, race, or economics. That is why we are opting to donate part of the proceeds from the sales of Resistance Dry Hopped Lager to Idle No More, Black Lives Matter Toronto, LGBT Youthline, and Lifeline Syria.

We recognize that not all of our customers share our political viewpoint. Our aim here is to open civilized dialog and support those members of the community who need all the help they can get. We hope to see all of you here at the Muddy York Brewing Co. Taproom and Bottle Shop. We’d be happy to discuss any of this with you. Over a beer of course.

Fight the good fight,
Muddy York Brewing Co.