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.
Greetings craft beer friends!
Spring is here, and we can’t wait for some warmer (read: beer) weather. Beer fest season is upon us, so here’s a list to keep you informed of the events we have lined up for April & May.
Brewer’s Backyard: Great Friday – Fri, April 14th, 11 am - 5 pm
The Brewer’s Backyard returns with Great Friday at the Evergreen Brick Works featuring a stellar line-up of craft beer from all over the province. The Brewer’s Backyard is free to the public, family-friendly, welcoming of all age groups, and no tickets are required! Food and beer will be available at the event, and we hope to see you there!
St. George’s Day at The Granite Brewery - Sat, April 22nd, 6:30 pm
Join the good folks at the Granite Brewery for St. George’s Day festivities in support of Prostate Cancer Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Celebrate all things English! The event features door prizes, silent and live auctions, and a delicious four-course gourmet dinner that will be paired with four fresh Ontario cask ales. We’ve prepared a top-shelf cask of Major Small Best Bitter for the occasion.
Leslieville Food & Drink Festival - Sat, May 6th, 3 pm - 11 pm
This all local affair at the beautiful District 28 event space showcases the best of the east-end. Enjoy fantastic cuisine with both wine & craft beer pairings, as well as work by local artists, an artisanal food market, live music and a silent auction (with all funds going to Michael Garron Hospital). Tickets are limited so get yours now!
Brewer’s Backyard: Queen Victoria’s Secret - Mon, May 22nd, 11am-5pm
We’ve got another Brewer’s Backyard on our schedule. This time, their annual Victoria Day event at the Evergreen Brick Works. Entitled “Queen Victoria’s Secret,” the featured beers won’t be revealed until the start of the day – so you’re going to have to join us to find out what’s pouring! Both indoor and outdoor drinking and dining options are available at the Young Welcome Centre and Koerner Gardens. There will be lots of beer, lots of food, and lots of space for beer lovers! As always, the Brewer’s Backyard is free to the public, family-friendly, welcoming of all age groups, and no tickets are required!
From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.
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!!