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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

 

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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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.

Barrel-Aged 1793 Barley Wine: 18-Months Old and Ready to Impress

This Saturday, December 2nd at 11am we will be releasing our Barrel-Aged 1793 Barley Wine. Aged for eighteen months in a sauternes wine barrel from Château Lafite Rothschild in France, it manages to retain the sweetness it inherited from the barrel, while still finishing clean and dry. It is vibrant and velvety soft with notes of toffee, bitter orange, and dry fruit.

In addition to the barrel-aged Barley Wine, we will also have a limited quantity of bottles from the same batch, also aged, but not in barrels. Releasing them simultaneously will give you a view as to how the aging of beers in barrels affects the finished product.

Barley Wines are a misunderstood style. Due in no small part to the inclusion of the word “wine” in its name. Brewed with water, yeast, malts, and hops, Barley Wines are most certainly beer. What gives them a more wine-like identity is the fact that they tend to hover around 10% ABV. These are not session ales. They are rich and strong by design and usually have a distinct caramel aroma.

Our Barley Wine is named 1793 as that was the year that Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe established the city of York as the temporary capital of Upper Canada. It pre-dates the creation of the city of Toronto and seems a fitting nomenclature for a truly old style of beer.

Packaged in 375ml bottles, these can be enjoyed now in a single sitting.

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

Imperial Black Friday

On Friday morning at 11am we will be releasing a very limited supply of our 15-month aged Inkwell Imperial Stout in 500ml bottles. Brewed last year as part of our Commonwealth Series with friend and brewer, Richard Sigesmund, this is the same batch that we’ve been pouring from our taps since September. With aromas of molasses, tobacco, and raisin, and flavours of dark espresso, and dark chocolate, its velvety soft mouth-feel and dry finish will make your glass very happy this Holiday season.

As quantities are limited, we will be enforcing a two-bottle max per person.

Cheers!
From everyone at 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.

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.

The Official Taproom Grand Opening Party

There will be beer.

Muddy York Brewing Co. is pleased to invite you to The Official Taproom Grand Opening Party on Saturday, September 30th. We’ll be partying from 11-8pm in our newly built taproom located at 22 Cranfield Road. Marvel at our custom built tap tower, which will feature some crowd favourites along side lesser-known, special offerings, beer on cask, prizes, bottles, growlers, and merchandise. Knuckle Sandwich will be supplying delicious eats, and vinyl will be spun by DJ JD. Join us as we celebrate another milestone in our craft-beer journey.

Cheers,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

You Had Me At Beer Festival

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!

We look forward to seeing you at the events, the retail shop and serving you fresh, tasty Muddy York brews!

Cheers!

From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

Plank Road Baltic Porter

Salutations craft beer lovers!

We are very excited for our special event this week to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary, as well as the release of a new beer. On Thursday, February 9th from 6pm-2am, Muddy York will be taking over 9 taps at Lake Inez, a recently opened restaurant and bar at 1471 Gerrard St. E. in Toronto. We really hope you can join us!

To mark the occasion, we concocted a new brew called Plank Road Baltic Porter. This is a stronger, more refined version of a porter that comes in at 8.8%. We’ve lagered this beer for over 2 months at just above freezing, to produce a very smooth and mellow character despite it’s higher ABV. It has a silky, full body with plenty of malt character. This character is complimented by a noticeable vinous quality with notes of cocoa and sweet coffee, finishing with a pleasant alcohol warmth. Taste this new beauty at Lake Inez first!

Now, a little background on plank roads in our fine city. Plank roads were once dirt and mud paths that were covered with wooden planks. Built for wagons, it was a great improvement in transportation, often built by turnpike companies (i.e., first examples of toll roads!!!) The Don and Danforth Plank Road Company built Danforth Ave in 1851, connecting it to Broadview Ave and creating a viable route to surrounding communities.

Hoping to see you all soon!
From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

2nd Year of Beer

Happy New Year!

Please join us as we celebrate our 2-year anniversary at our new favourite east-end spot Lake Inez on Thursday, February 9th. If you haven't checked this place out yet, we promise you won’t be disappointed. You’ll be transported into a cozy, elegant space with no shortage of nostalgia. Chef Robbie Hojilla Asian-inspired bar food is a delicious mix of large and small sharing plates and the beer taps are impressive, not to mention beautiful (the glass mural is exquisite!) We are lucky enough to hold 9 taps that night and we will also be unveiling a brand new anniversary brew, our Plank Road Baltic Porter for the very first time! You don’t want to miss this. We would really love to thank and congratulate our friends at The Wren (also at the helm of Lake Inez) for all the support they’ve shown us over the last two years.

Big News! A first step to building our taproom is underway this week. We are polishing the concrete floors so if you plan on visiting us, please excuse the dust! We are going to keep the retail shop open all week for you but there might be a few moments we need to keep out of the worker’s way. Perhaps some kind of craft beer walk-up window should be implemented? Lol.

Hoping to see you all soon!
From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

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!

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.

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!!

Beer Garden @ The Danny Loves Music Series

Join The Danny (Danforth Mosaic BIA) in East Lynn Park on July 27th for The Danny Loves Music Series featuring Ted Peters & Gumbo Ya-Ya with opening act The Dirty Dishes.

This family friendy event will feature amazing food and retail vendors from around the Danforth East Business Community, along with a beer garden featuring us!! Beer from Muddy York Brewing Co., cider from Pommies Cider Co. and wine from Broken Stone Winery.

Don’t miss this magical community event!!

It’s Back Again! Muddy York Porter.
We know it’s been an unbeerable wait but we’re happy to say another batch of Muddy York Porter is bottled up and in the fridge. We’ll be keeping this going for all you dark beer fans. *A pro-tip for you; if you visit our retail store page, we post what is currently in the fridge. It’s accurate and updated all the time!

Hope y’all are having a great summer!
From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

p.s. Our home brewer turned brewmaster, Jeff is turning some heads with his classic styles. Featured in Now Magazine’s Beer Guide: Toronto’s Best New Breweries – An epic guide of the ever expanding brewery scene in Toronto.

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.