Brewer's Backyard Celebrates Thanksgiving with Torontoberfest

Torontoberfest, the final event of 2018 by The Brewer’s Backyard will be returning to the Evergreen Brick Works on Monday, October 8th. Torontoberfest will feature a dynamite lineup of Ontario craft brewers to close out our season at this Oktoberfest-themed celebration. We’ll be welcoming Amsterdam Brewing, Anderson Craft Ales, Beau’s, Black Bellows, Cowbell, 5 Paddles, Muddy York, Shacklands and a few more to serve up some delicious brews. And on the food front, we are thrilled to have back Delight Bite, Eva’s Original Chimneys, Heirloom, Los Vietnamita, and the Pop Stand. Torontoberfest will run from 11 am until 5pm on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 8th in the Pavillon area of the Evergreen Brickworks. They will be having a “First Call” special again with all beers $5 for the first hour. 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. Hope to see you all there.

Peas + Thank You Pop-Up

Peas + Thank You will be servin' up all the plant based treats and eats this time on the east side! Join us on Oct. 6th in the taproom between 12 and 5pm for an all vegan menu.
Wanna know what they're bringing?
- mac attack -

Chipotle mac and cheese with a creamy sauce. topped off with battered and fried oyster mushrooms and drizzle with ranch 

- the colossus -

Fully loaded fried shroom sammie. With cheese,tofu bacon,spinach , tomato ,kettle chips, buffalo sauce and a creamy sauce. 

- falcos -

Falafel tacos, made with hummus, kale with a lemon vinaigrette, fresh veggies topped with a tahini mayo and sesame seeds.

And of course let's not forget about the beer infused treats!!

Thanksgetting: Cognac and Sherry Barrel-Aged 1793 Barley Wines

This Thursday, October 4th at 11am we will be releasing two iterations of our 1793 Barley Wine. One aged in a Cognac barrel and the other in a Sherry barrel.
Smelling of raisins, cinnamon, and cognac, and pouring a deep amber colour, Cognac Barrel-Aged 1793 Barley Wine appears soft, mellow, and slightly boozy on the tongue, with a rich body, notes of toffee, oak, and dried fruit. It finishes dry and clean with a faint bitterness and registers 11.9% ABV and 70 IBU.
Sherry Barrel-Aged 1793 Barley Wine brings together the classic toffee, bitter orange, and dried fruit notes of barley wine with the bone-dry, citrus, dried-grape, and fruit blossom notes of the Tio Pepe Sherry barrel it was aged in. It is 10% ABV and 70 IBU.
Both versions will be available in 375mL bottles, and we will also have a limited quantity of Cognac Barrel-Aged 1793 Barley Wine in sharable 750mL bottles (limit one per person). They are ready to drink right now and pair perfectly with family, friends, and Thanksgiving dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving,
MuddyYork Brewing Co.

Society of Beer Drinking Ladies Bevy 0040

On September 28th the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies are celebrating their 40th Bevy down the street at our neighbours, and one of the most innovative breweries around, Brunswick Bierworks. Specializing in the best international, national and local craft beer brands, they're tapping TWENTY different beers they brew, including Omnipollo, LaTrappe, Phillips, Mikeller and Dugges... just to name a few! We'll also be coming and popping up on the patio with some Muddy York Brew. As if THAT wasn't enough, top Ontario cider maker West Avenue will be taking over our cider taps.

Toronto Lady Food vendors - Phancy Food, Steambox Dumplings and Sausage Party - will be cooking up their beer-friendly snacks. For the first time EVER, the bevy will start an hour early at 7pm. One more hour to eat ALL THE THINGS. Come hungry and try a little sample of everything.

Cabarets, pop-up performances and an Artisan Maker's Market - Grab their one-of-a-kind wares and shop local! Also, AXED - MOBILE AXE THROWING is setting up shop outdoors on our patio area!

Tickets to bevies are $35 and include: your first welcome beer (12oz), a chance to taste our unique "Bevy Brew" a "Morning After Bag," a chance to win sweet prizes and a good time with beer loving ladies! Shuttle bus from Woodbine Station!

TICKETS are now on sale!

A Pale Ale Worth its Weight in Words, Absolutely Guaranteed

We’re releasing a brand-new Pale Ale today. It’s soft, hazy, and bursting with notes of tropical and citrus fruit. “Sounds delicious,” you say. “But what’s it called?” We’re glad you asked because we think this new Pale Ale has the best name in the history of beer. Muddy York Brewing Co. is proud to announce that as of today, you will be able to purchase Absolutely Guaranteed Premium Ace Famous Olde Tyme Capitol Special Club Pale Ale in 355mL cans. Don’t feel like saying all those words? Just call it by its nickname – AGPAFOTCSCPA. We’ll know what you mean.
Stop in for a pint and take some home today.

Happy Weekend,
MuddyYork Brewing Co.

Susan Michalek
... and the OBA goes to ...

At the 2018 Ontario Brewing Awards Gala last week in Toronto, breweries from across Ontario were recognized for brewing excellence. Medals were handed out in forty-four different categories to our brewery friends and colleagues and we were elated to be one of the top winners. Muddy York Brewing Co. took home six medals - three gold, one silver, and two bronze. Here is a full list of the awards that we collected:

Stout - Gold: Stork Derby Stout
Rauchbier - Gold: Jail Fire Rauchbier
Belgian Style IPA - Gold: Infinite Zest Belgian IPA (A collaboration brewed with Sawdust City Brewing)
Hefeweizen - Silver: Haberdasher Hefewiezen
Porter - Bronze: Muddy York Porter
Fruit Beer - Bronze: Cervisia Saison W/ Guava

Congratulations to our fellow award-winning breweries. It was an excellent night for Ontario craft beer.

We should also mention our gold medal winning Jail Fire Rauchbier is available in 500ml bottles and on tap (while supplies last). 

Muddy York Brewing Co.

Susan Michalek
You Can Kiss My CASK!

You Can Kiss My CASK! Save the date for a mini cask beer festival right here in the taproom on Saturday, Sept. 8th. You can expect cask conditioned ales by great breweries such as Sawdust City BreweryRouge River Brewing CompanyRainhard Brewing Co.5 Paddles Brewing CompanyForked River Brewing Company and The Collingwood Brewery. Casks tapped at noon, open until 9pm, no admission fee, just come and enjoy. Food by new resto butcher M'Eat.

Victorian Beer: Beer Launch with Muddy York Brewing Co.

Grab a brew and join us for the launch of Victorian Secrets on Thursday, August 30th with Muddy York Brewing Co.'s exclusive new beer inspired by Mackenzie House! Try out locally brewed, historically inspired beer and Victorian snacks in the home of Toronto's first mayor. The event includes a Brewer's talk from our partners at Muddy York Brewing Co., four 5 oz tastings, two 12 oz pulls, and authentic 19th century food pairings. This is your chance to get a real taste of the past!

$50 plus tax. Advance tickets required.

Sausage Making & Beer Pairing

Grind, season and stuff your own hand-made sausages while learning the stories behind your favourite craft beers at Muddy York Brewing, one of Toronto's newest and most innovative craft breweries! You'll gain the skills and knowledge to make your own weiners at home, enjoy some tasty brews, and walk out with a pound of fresh sausage to grill up yourself.


Hands-on instruction by NYC-trained expert butcher
Guided tasting by Prud’homme Beer Sommelier
Flight of beers (4x5oz) 
Handmade Charcuterie Sampler
1lb of fresh sausages to take home
Recipe cards

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!

Now also on sale via Eventbrite!

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

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

See you there!

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.


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.

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

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.

Susan Michalek