Posts tagged 2016
The Great Toronto Stork Derby Stout

Salutations local craft beer supporters!

This is possibly one of the most bizarre stories we’ve read about Toronto’s history; The Great Toronto Stork Derby. It all started when a rich Toronto lawyer and financier, Charles Vance Millar died in 1926. With no children or close relatives to leave his fortune to, he composed a peculiarly outlandish last will and testament. Of the many clauses contained in his will – for instance leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars in O’Keefe brewery stock to six protestant ministers who supported prohibition – the most controversial was awarding the rest of his fortune to the Toronto woman who gave birth to the most children over the next decade. No one is quite sure why, possibly just an elaborate practical joke or a way of ridiculing the provincial law banning birth control, the “Derby” had many Depression era families vying for the prize money. In the end, with many criticisms and legal challenges, the money was split evenly between four mothers, each giving birth to 9 babies over 10 years.

Our Stork Derby Stout is dark with heavily roasted flavors and aromas. With notes of mocha, vanilla and chestnut this stout has a silky smooth mouth-feel with an espresso-like finish. Deeply satisfying, this stout is exactly what you’d expect from a MYBC offering. Nothing strange or controversial about it!

Do you dare do battle with this holiday hop monster?

Back by popular demand, Dereliction Double IPA makes an appearance in the MYBC retail fridge. This double IPA comes in at a monstrous 225 IBUs with complex hop flavour and a smooth bitterness. We use pounds and pounds of Summit, Simcoe and Centennial to create this very bitter hop beast. Visit our retail bottle shop and slay this holiday hop monster.

For the craft beer lovers on Santa’s nice list, we have glassware, bottle bags, t-shirts, socks, beer soap, hoodies and more!

Enjoy the holiday season,

From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

Commonly Uncommon Brick Maker Common

Howdy!

Commonly uncommon and 100% unique, Brick Maker Common finds it’s way back to the retail store today. What is a Common? The California Common or steam beer style is brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that ferments at ale temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800’s in California when refrigeration was a great luxury. The brewers back then had to improvise to cool the beer down, so shallow fermenters were used. So in a way the lager yeast was trained to ferment quicker at warmer temperatures. This yeast provides a beautiful array of fruity esters in the aroma and we’ve balanced this with the woody and sometimes mint flavours of Northern Brewer hops.

If you want to get a jump on your holiday shopping, we also have a selection of merchandise to please all the craft beer lovers in your life. Glassware, t-shirts, socks, beer soap, hoodies and more!

Visit our retail bottle shop or find our brews on tap at some of the fine establishments that carry Muddy York.

Cheers!

From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

P.S.
This weekend we will also be peddling our goods (but sadly not our beer) at Earl Beatty Public School in support of Holiday in the 'Hood. There will be an artisan market, bake sale, Santa Photos, kids activities and general good cheer! Proceeds support “Play Hard For Our Yard” a revitalization of the school playground.

Pavilion Pale Ale is back; now with a new label!

Greetings!

Our Pavilion Pale Ale is back in the fridge, now with a snappy new label. Incredibly thirst quenching with a citrusy hop profile, this brew makes us think of pavilion shaded picnics and days spent on the beach. It’s moderate bitterness makes this an all around crowd-pleaser.

We decided to turn the tables a bit with the artwork and feature lads in their “bathing costume”. Because why not? It’s 2016 right? We’ve all seen the marco beer ads of the 80’s and 90’s with their pool parties, bikini clad girls and anthropomorphized bull terriers (???). Well, it probably goes without saying, but those times have past, and using sex to sell beer is sort of ridiculous and irrelevant. We’d like to think that our Pavilion label is poking fun of the perceived differences in advertising to ‘male beer drinkers’ and ‘female beer drinkers’. Spoiler alert: there really shouldn’t be a difference. Women as well and men enjoy this product and industry equally! We don’t mean to get preachy here, but craft beer is for everyone. Doesn’t matter your age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, what-have-you. We genuinely want everyone that steps through our doors to feel welcome and included. Phew, feels good to get that off our chests! And let us say thank you, as always, to our amazing customers for all the support since we opened our retail store.

On a side-note, these illustrated gentlemen advertised swim suits made from knitted wool from an early 1900’s catalog. Although the only flexible fiber available at the time, we can’t imagine that they would be the most comfortable! Soggy, itchy wool, yuck!

Drop into the retail store for a few bottles of Pavilion Pale Ale and reminisce about sunny days, the beach and be thankful for the invention of nylon and spandex.

Your friendly neighbourhood brewery,

Muddy York Brewing Co.

Refuel With R-100 I.P.A.

By jove, just when you thought we were done with new releases, another one comes out of nowhere! Alright, full disclosure here, we are just bursting at the seams with hoppy goodness here at Muddy York HQ and quite frankly we are running out of room in our hop freezer. Necessity is the mother of invention, so a brand new intensely hopped beer was created! Introducing our latest release R-100 I.P.A. This is a big one at 7% and 70 IBUs. Magnum, Topaz and Equinox give this beer substantial hop flavour with notes of tropical fruit.

If you are wondering what the heck the R-100 was, let us fill you in. In 1930 a British built dirigible – large helium or hydrogen airship – crossed the Atlantic and circled Toronto’s skyline. As you can imagine the citizens at the time had never seen anything like it! Work stopped, traffic halted and rooftops were packed to catch a glimpse of this massive humming flying machine. Airplanes at the time, were small, cramped, and only capable of short flights. Dirigibles, by comparison, had the potential to fly for days without stopping for fuel. The R-100 lifespan was short lived, and was later scrapped after the sister ship, R-101 crashed in France en route to India, ending Britain’s Imperial Airship scheme.

Drop into the retail store to have a sample and perhaps pick up a few bottles of this colossal beer!

Take care y’all!

From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

p.s. We'll be at Torontoberfest Thanksgiving Day – The Brewer’s Backyard returns for the final event of the year, at Evergreen Brick Works on Monday, October 10th. All ages, delicious sausages and great beer!!

Major Flavour, Small ABV, Thoroughly Balanced

Egads, we’ve been busy! We’re pleased to announce yet another new release this month, with new artwork to boot. Introducing Major Small Best Bitter, our take on a traditional English Bitter. If you liked our Commonwealth Series Muddy Beagle E.S.B, this is the beer for you. Using earthy English hops and biscuity UK malts, this beer boasts major flavour with a lower alcohol percentage. The original session ale, freshly bottled and available in the retail store.

Have a great weekend!

From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

A Hazy Affair

Good Day!

Hot off the heals of our new Pavilion Pale Ale release a few weeks ago, we are set to introduce Hazy Affair Hoppy Wheat. It’s a 4.5% session beer that showcases Sorachi Ace and Galaxy hops. It’s hazy straw coloured with a foamy head and boasts an ample white grapefruit finish with a touch of lemon. This light beer is big on flavour – the perfect way to closeout the summer.

We also want to mention our Gaslight Helles will be more readily available in the retail shop starting tomorrow. We’re continuing to work on keeping up with demand on this one folks! As always, check the retail store page see what is in the fridge. It's an up-to-the-minute list of what is in the icebox.

Labour Day Weekend Hours
Friday Sept. 2nd - 11am to 7pm
Saturday Sept. 3rd - 11am to 4pm
Sunday Sept. 4th - closed
Monday Sept 5th - closed

Have a great long weekend!

From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

Count-Down to Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day, eh!

First off, we at Muddy York Brewing Co. are really proud to be Canadian, it's truly the greatest country on earth, in our humble opinion! We are also super proud to be your independent, local brewery. It was only one short year ago, on Canada Day, that we hosted our first pop-up retail bottle-shop. As we've grown, we can now serve you on a full-time basis and we'll be open for Canada Day again!

Canada Day Weekend Hours:
Thursday June 30th - 11am - 7pm
Friday July 1st - 11am - 4pm
Saturday July 2nd - closed
Sunday July 3rd - closed

What will we have on offer? I know many of you have been asking for the return of our Muddy York Porter. We've heard you, and we'll have some bottled up! Also returning to the retail store is our Ward 3: Chinook Pale Ale. This is a single malt, single hop Pale Ale with 100% Canadian barley malt and 100% Ontario grown Chinook hops from VQH Farms. If that isn't Canada Day in a glass, I don't know what is. Along with those two exciting beers, we'll have our customer favourite Gaslight Helles and always refreshing Haberdasher Hefeweizen.

Cheers and have an excellent weekend!

From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

P.S.
We also want to wish everyone a safe and fun-filled Pride Weekend. #loveislove

 

Retail Store Grand Opening!

Howdy!
We are super pleased to announce the grand opening of our retail bottle shop on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016! Some of you might be thinking, "hey, don't you already have a retail shop?" Yes, we have had some successful pop-ups in the past... AND on occasion, we have been supplying individuals with fresh bottles of MYBC beer, but now with our expansion, we'll be opening our doors to everyone on a consistent basis!

RETAIL STORE HOURS:
Tuesday and Wednesday 11am to 4pm
Thursday and Friday 11am to 7pm
Saturday 11am to 4pm

Visit our retail store page for info and a real time listing of available beers.

So what's next for this local east end brewery? We're also very excited to be working on opening a taproom on location later this year! So stay tuned, we'll keep you updated on the progress.

Cheers!
From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.