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Beer and Cheese Night with BeerXca

Have you ever wondered why beer and cheese taste so good together? Have you ever wanted to learn how to pair them yourself?

Join Certified Master Beer Sommeliers® Heather and Maddie from Beerx.ca as they take you on a taste adventure through five Muddy York Brewing beers and five different cheeses.
Learn more about what you are tasting, why some pairings work better than others and leave with confidence to try it out at home.

Don’t let wine have all the fun; get your tickets today!

Namaste For A Beer With Amanda Lee Caskie

Yoga for everybody and every body! Join Certified Yoga Instructor Amanda Lee Caskie in the Muddy York Brewing Taproom for a 60 minute yoga class and stay for a post-class refreshment. You have 2 options; stay for the yoga session only, or join us for yoga and a guided tasting flight at the conclusion of the class. All levels of yoga practice and beer tasting experience are welcome. Fun, feel-good yoga among beer-loving friends.

Sunday, April 7th
Arrive 9:50am
Yoga 10am
Guided beer tasting at 11am
BYOMat 19+
Spots are limited, get your ticket now!

Good Cheese Pop-Up

Happy to welcome full service cheese shop and bar Good Cheese to the Muddy York taproom on Saturday, March 23rd. What do the good people at Good Cheese have in store for us? Raclette!! They'll be heating half a wheel on an iron and then scraping the melted cheese off onto a plate of potatoes, pickles and charcuterie. Pair this swoon-worthy plate with a glass of Gaslight Helles Lager for the ultimate afternoon snack. Check out the details here.

Namaste For A Beer With Amanda Lee Caskie

When the studio is a craft beer taproom! Join Certified Yoga Instructor Amanda Lee Caskie in the Muddy York Brewing Taproom for our first ever 60 minute yoga class and stay for a post-class refreshment. You also have an option to take part in a guided tasting flight conducted by a Muddy York team member. All levels of yoga practice and beer tasting experience are welcome.

Sunday, March 3rd
Arrive 9:50am
Yoga 10am
Guided beer tasting at 11am

BYOMat 19+

Spots are limited

Buy your ticket now!

Plank Road Baltic Porter is Back

This Saturday we are releasing two versions of our Plank Road Baltic Porter! Both are 8.8% ABV and 32 IBUs of smooth, roasted, malty goodness.

The first is our original. Silky and full-bodied, this beer displays plenty of rich malt character with notes of cocoa and sweet coffee. Available in 500ml Bottles.

The second is Port Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter and has been aging in an Offley Tawny Port Barrel over the past year giving the original an added layer of oak, date & raisin. Available in 375ml bottles.

The Magical Legend of Bernard

This Saturday, we’ll be releasing a historical Polish beer, The Legend of Bernard Grodziskie (pronounced Grod-zis-kay). Often referred to as “Polish Champagne Beer,” Grodziskies are brewed with 100% oak-smoked wheat malt, have high levels of carbonation, a unique mineral character, and are typically less than 4% ABV.
 
Bernard of Wabrzeźno was a Benedictine monk who, legend has it, prayed that the depleted well of Grodzisk be replenished so that the town-folk would be able to continue to produce beer – their primary source of income. Bernard’s prayers resulted in magically refilling the well water and purportedly giving it healing powers; curing any ill person who drank from it. The new Grodzisk-style beer produced using Bernard’s miraculous water was said to be superior to any they'd brewed before.
 
To be clear, we don't believe in magic monks or miracle water, but we do think that this forgotten style of beer deserves another look. One drink of The Legend of Bernard Grodziskie may just heal all that ails you.
 
It will be on tap and in the fridge on Saturday morning.

Na Zdrowie (To your health),

Muddy York Brewing Co.

Modernizing the Rules for the Sale and Consumption of Alcohol in Ontario

The provincial government released a questionnaire to the public looking for feedback around their plans to expand the retail landscape for producers of alcoholic beverages. We’d love for you, our valued customers and supporters to have your say.

As it stands now, craft breweries like ours are only able to sell products on-site at the brewery, at the LCBOThe Beer Store, and select grocery stores

This is problematic for myriad reasons. The LCBO, was never built or designed to deal with warehousing, stocking, and selling the products of the nearly 300 craft breweries currently operating in Ontario. They are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of available beers. Despite becoming a destination for craft beer consumers, beer has never been core to its business. The result is an inconsistent shopping experience for customers.

The Beer Store, while focused on selling beer, is owned and operated by AB InBev, Molson-Coors, and Sapporo (all multi-national companies). This, apart from being a serious conflict of interest, is an ethical problem for small producers like ourselves. We want access to the 80% market share the Beer Store enjoys selling to, but not for the price of lining our direct and most contentious competitors pockets. So, we’ve made the decision not to sell our beers there. 

Grocery is a new retail channel for beer and wine in the province. Currently, grocery stores purchase the beer products from the LCBO. The LCBO then buys the products from the breweries and arranges shipment via the producers to the grocery stores. This means that the grocery stores make almost no money selling beer as they need to match the price at the LCBO to remain competitive. This leaves nearly no incentive for them to carefully curate their beer selection. 
 

Where does this leave us?

Well, for starters, we’d like the ability to sell our beers through our own channels, not just the highly ambiguous options we currently have. We’d love the opportunity to sell our products in the same way cannabis producers are going to be allowed to sell theirs; namely at privately owned and operated shops. This could be in conjunction with other like-minded breweries (The Craft Beer Store…) or as a stand-alone Muddy York Retail Store. 

If you’ve got a few minutes to fill out the government’s questionnaire, we’d appreciate it. Closing Date for this survey is Feb. 1st, 2019, so please don't wait, make your voices heard. 

Sincerely,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

NewsSusan Michalek
From 0 to 110 in One Afternoon

Friday afternoon we’ll be releasing our Paper Moon Brut IPA and Dereliction Double IPA in 355mL cans.
 
Paper Moon, a bone-dry IPA that’s as effervescent as sparkling wine and boasts a robust New World hop aroma, clocks in at 0 IBUs due to zero hops in the boil. We add tons of Vic Secret and Mosaic in the dry-hopping process which means big flavours of ripe stone fruit with no bitterness. 
 
At 8.2% ABV Dereliction DIPA revs up the IBUs to a turbo-charged 110, providing you with a firm bitterness and a malty body to back it up. Pouring a vibrant golden colour, it tastes like a dank pine forest, and has a hop-forward character, in both aroma and flavour. Brewed with Simcoe, Summit, Columbus, and Centennial hops, it is well-balanced, citrusy, and drinks like a classic west-coast DIPA.

Both will be on tap and in the fridge.

See you soon,
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. 

What's in Store for Black Friday? Cognac Barrel-Aged Inkwell Imperial Stout, That's What

This Friday, Nov 23rd our ONLINE STORE GOES LIVEand what better way to mark the opening of the Muddy York Online Store than to offer a Black Friday release of our Inkwell Imperial Stout? This year’s iteration was aged in a cognac barrel. At 11.9%, its boozy warmth adds complex flavours of anise, oak, molasses and toasted almonds to the bold notes of tobacco, espresso, and dark chocolate. Its full-body, soft carbonation, and dry finish is the stuff of Christmas miracles. We’ve packaged 248 in a 375mL bottle and 72 in a sharable 750mL bottle.

If Black Friday web shopping isn’t your jam, on Saturday, Nov 24th, at 11am, we’ll be releasing both bottle sizes at the Muddy York Retail Shop. We’ll even have some on tap for you to try.

Happy beginning to the Holiday Season,
MYBC


*Though we’re launching this with the best of intentions, the Canada Post strike is definitely putting a wrench in the works. (No disrespect to our postal workers. Thanks for bringing us our cheques!) So, while we will do our best to ship these out to you in a timely fashion, please understand that this is entirely out of our control. We will be happy to make alternative shipping arrangements with you if you’d prefer not to take your chances. Stayed tuned for details.

Paper Moon Brut IPA

In the early 20th-century, photographers would offer informal portraiture at fairs and carnivals, where people could pose atop a paper moon. They were printed on souvenir postcards, a trend that remained popular for half a century. Our Paper Moon Brut IPA is 6.5% ABV, 0 IBU, as effervescent as sparkling wine, bone-dry, with a pale near-clear appearance and strong New World hop aroma. It will be on sale this Saturday Nov. 3rd in a 750ml Champagne bottle. Only 138 bottles available, so don't sleep on these!