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It’s SMaSH Time

Ontario is well known for growing over fifty varieties of fruits and vegetables. We also produce a lot of maple syrup and honey as well as livestock, poultry, fish, legumes, and dairy products. The Niagara region has become famous for its wine production. “Hey Muddy York, stop boring me with your Ontario agriculture propaganda,” you’re probably snickering to yourself. “I want to read about beer and beer only. Beer. Beer. Beer.” Ok, we get it. But hang on, because, in just a second, we’re going to tell you about some Ontario agricultural information that we promise will result in beer.

Our good friends at VQH Farms are growing some truly spectacular hops here in Ontario. We’ve used their goods in many of our beers and we’re excited to tell you that we are re-releasing our Ward 2: Centennial Pale Ale with 100% Ontario-grown hops from VQH Farms and 100% Canadian grown barley. It’s a single malt, single hop pale ale (aka SMaSH beer) that pours a beautiful hazy yellow and boasts an irresistible lemony flavour profile.

It’s in the fridge and on tap here at the Muddy York Retail Store and Taproom now.

Cheers,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

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.

Resistance Dry-Hopped Lager

Resistance Dry-Hopped Lager from Muddy York has a light-body and a sharp mind. The baby brother of our Gaslight Helles Lager, Resistance presents light and malty on the tongue followed by a citrusy kick courtesy of our old friend Sorachi Ace Hops.

We had originally intended to give this new release a different name, but as a direct reaction to the events in Charlottesville, we felt compelled to support causes we believe in. We have clarity in our convictions but don’t always know the correct or most effective way to respond to the cascade of events. So, we’re putting our trust in activists and organizations who are already doing work on the front lines of these issues who are too often on the receiving end of the tyranny that seeks to deny the progress of social, economic and environmental justice.

Though we are appalled by the ongoing crises in the US, Canada is certainly not immune to clashes of culture, race, or economics. That is why we are opting to donate part of the proceeds from the sales of Resistance Dry Hopped Lager to Idle No More, Black Lives Matter Toronto, LGBT Youthline, and Lifeline Syria.

We recognize that not all of our customers share our political viewpoint. Our aim here is to open civilized dialog and support those members of the community who need all the help they can get. We hope to see all of you here at the Muddy York Brewing Co. Taproom and Bottle Shop. We’d be happy to discuss any of this with you. Over a beer of course.

Fight the good fight,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

Things to do before the long weekend.
  1. Buy beer.

We’ll be open from 11-8 Thursday through Saturday and from 11-6 on Monday - meaning you can accomplish your only important task and buy some delicious beer here at Muddy York. Not going out of town? No problem. Test drive four of our hand-crafted brews in the tap room, or beer garden. We’ll be pouring Gaslight Helles Lager, Muddy York Porter, Storm Glass IPA, and Haberdasher Hefeweizen. Don’t drink beer? We won’t judge you; though we may question why you’re reading this post. Once we’ve straightened that out, we’ll serve you Cold Brew Coffee from Canteen or a selection of Shrub Spritzers from our pals at False Ox.

Come and visit us this weekend so we can help you succeed. Your mission is clear; failure is not an option.

Happy Simcoe Day.

Cheers,

Muddy York Brewing Co.  

I doff my cap to you, Haberdasher Hefeweizen

How-do-you-do?

Perhaps you’ve noticed an uptick in warmer days? Got a nagging craving for a light, flavourful, golden-hued Hefeweizen? Well, friend-o, we’ve got you covered. Our Haberdasher Hefeweizen has returned, and pedals in all the hallmarks of a traditional German Weissbier: banana, a touch of clove, cloudy appearance and a soft finish. It will dress up even the dullest of days; transporting you and your mates to the summers of yore. Top-hats and fascinators optional.

Here’s hoping you’re all having an amazing summer.

Cheers,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

p.s.

The Beer Bus now in Toronto East! All-inclusive brewery tours led by savvy guides who will transport you in style as you discover local, fresh breweries. Book your Saturday tour now! thebeerbus.ca

You’d better call home to say you’ll be missing dinner.

Howdy!
Now that our tap room and beer garden are semi-officially open, we’ve decided to extend our hours so that you’ll have more time and opportunity to visit us, try some beers, sit in the garden, and chew the fat with friends, strangers, and your friendly neighbourhood brewery staff.

Beginning this week our new hours will be:
Monday: 11am – 4pm
Tuesday: 11am– 6pm
Wednesday: 11am –6pm
Thursday: 11am –8pm
Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday:11am – 8pm
Sunday: Closed

Come in and say hi. And drink beer. That’s why we’re staying open later. So you can drink more beer.

Cheers,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

Canada Day: Drink Some Real Canadian Beer 🍁

Canada Day is upon us. Got your plans sorted? Whatever you’re doing, Muddy York has you covered. We’ve got Storm Glass, our tropical storm of an IPA, back in the fridge. We’ve got growlers, and Diving Horse and Pavilion Pale Ales, Hazy Affair Hoppy Wheat, Muddy York Porter and Gaslight Helles Lager. We’ve got our new beer garden ready for you to enjoy, as well as four beers on tap.

So, come on down to the retail shop for some bottles, or have a 12oz pour of something cold and delicious at the bar or in the beer garden.

Happy Birthday Canada and Happy Beer Drinking, you.

Cheers,
Muddy York Brewing Co.

Canada Day Weekend Hours:
Friday: 11am - 7pm
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed

Hazy Affair: A Hoppy American Love Story

We met last summer. Or was it a dream. I knew she’d reappear. I’ve found myself coming back to this field of American golden wheat; almost involuntarily. It’s like muscle memory. Is she an apparition? Lying here, submerged, an impressionist’s countryside as far as the eyes can see. I smell her perfume. Ample white grapefruit with just a hint of lemon. Her skin, a hazy straw colour, with a foamy head I’d never forget. I knew she’d reappear. She told me I could call her Sorachi Ace and Galaxy. I’m reminded how we could talk all day, crushing each sessionable conversation as if the words were speaking themselves. We kept it light and crisp at first, but once we got chatting, the complexity revealed itself. We just kept on talking, all summer long, a conversation as old as ourselves. Blurring the lines between the real, the imagined, the future, and the past. She had a lingering bitterness wrapped up in a bouquet of summer air. It was intoxicating. I knew she’d reappear.

Hazy Affair Hoppy Wheat. Available in the bottle shop now. 4.5%, 21 IBU, making all your summer dreams come true.

Ward 4: A New Hop

A long time ago, in a brewery far, far away…

Actually, we bottled these suckers this morning, and we’re located in East York, but this new entry in our Ward Series could make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Ward 4: Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale, made exclusively with Nelson Sauvin hops (help me Nelson Sauvin, you’re my only hop) and Canadian barley, really showcases the terroir of both; bringing out white grape, soft fruit, and grapefruit flavours.

When 5.6% ABV and 50 IBUs you reach…look as good you will not.

Come pick some up from the bottle shop while you’re out looking for power converters at Toshi Station.

May the 4th be with you, and the Ward 4 too.

From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

Roller Boat I.P.A. Rolls Back Into Rotation

Hello, craft beer enthusiasts!

We’re often asked what inspires the names of our beers. The answer, by and large, is the unusual stories we find digging around the Toronto archives and the articles we come across in Toronto-centric blogs, newspapers, and magazines. There seems to be no shortage of peculiarities from the past! Take Roller Boat I.P.A. for instance, this was named after a bizarre cigar-shaped vessel from the late nineteenth century meant to glide over waves thus reducing sea-sickness. The Roller Boat raised many eyebrows with its giant paddle and stationary inner cabin. Sadly we can’t say that the Roller Boat succeeded to revolutionize water travel, as it was abandoned and remains buried under what was once Toronto’s shoreline. But we are happy to say that Roller Boat I.P.A. with it’s juicy, citrusy flavours is back in the rotation as of this weekend! Come take a ride into the world of beautiful west coast hops.

Grab one at our retail bottle shop or you may find them on tap at some of the fine establishments that carry Muddy York.

Cheers!

From all of us at Muddy York Brewing Co.

 

 

Now Available: Two Barrel Aged Seasonal Beers

After many months of waiting, we released a pair of barrel aged beers: Batch #96 Inkwell Imperial Stout and Batch #105 Muddy York Porter. They will be sold through Muddy York Brewing’s retail bottle shop and select bars and restaurants.

Barrel Aged Series Batch #96 - Inkwell Imperial Stout was brewed as part of our Commonwealth Series earlier this year with friend and brewer, Richard Sigesmund. It’s a delicious combination of Pale Malt, Flaked Oats, Chocolate Wheat, Medium Crystal, Roasted Barley, Special B and Oak Smoked Wheat malt paired with Columbus hops. This lavish beer has notes of Scotch Whisky, a velvety mouth-feel with a big, roasty, tobacco finish. Aged for 117 days in a Macallan Whisky Barrel. ABV: 7.7% and IBUs: 99

Barrel Aged Series Batch #105 - Muddy York Porter is our debut recipe brewed with a combination of UK Pearl, Pale Wheat, Chocolate Wheat, Brown, Medium Crystal and 100% Ontario grown Willamette hops from VQH Farms. It has notes of dark chocolate, oak, vanilla & Scotch Whisky with a soft mouth-feel. Aged for 109 days in a Macallan Whisky Barrel. ABV: 5% and IBUs: 21

“What’s exciting for me about launching our barrel-aged series is the opportunity to learn and explore the possibilities of marrying our beers with the unique characteristics that you can get from barrels,” says Jeff Manol, founder and head brewer of Muddy York Brewing Co. “Our goal with each release is to showcase the complexity and smoothness brought out by each individual barrel. It also allows us to channel our creativity and passion into these special releases and learn about the process as we go. These two Macallan barrel aged sippers are as refined as any wine or spirit, and we think it’s a shame that beer doesn’t always share the same image of sophistication, although that is thankfully changing.”

Don't forget about our Holiday Contest! Win a Muddy York Brewing Prize Pack at an estimated value of $95!!! To enter, all you need to do is take a festive photo with a MYBC beer, glass or wearable and upload it to Instagram or Twitter tag us @mybrewingco and use the hashtag #MYBCFestive. We will announce the winner on Thursday, Dec. 22nd.

Have a Happy and Peaceful Holiday and Best Wishes in the New Year!
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!

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.

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.

Soak In Every Last Bit of Summer

G’day!

Boy, it’s been a hot one out there! That's why we’ve been working really hard to try to keep our retail fridge stocked with ice-cold hand-crafted beers. A new one to hit the inside of our ice box is Pavilion Pale Ale, a classic American pale ale that’s simple and clean. Hopped with a medley of cascade and centennial that imparts flower and citrus aromas with a moderate bitterness. So slap on your bathing costume, grab a cold one and soak up the sun!

Today our retail store is brimming with brews! We’re sure we’ve got a little something for everyone, but you can always check our Retail Store page to ensure we have your favourites in stock.

We’ll be taking part in the inaugural Leslieville Beer Fest August 27th! They'll be shutting down Dundas Street East for a good old fashioned neighbourhood street party! Regional brewers, local food and community artisans. And for all you Gaslight Helles Lager fans; we’ve got a new favourite t-shirt for you! In unisex AND a very attractive ladies fit. Available at the retail bottleshop.

Cheers, stay cool and see you soon!

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

 

You'll Want These In Your Fridge

Ahoy!

As we slip into spring and summer, we are getting ready to put away those jackets, fire up the BBQ and enjoy the patio weather ahead! To kick off the season here are some of the beers you'll want to stock your fridge with this month.

Roller Boat I.P.A. - The juicy, citrusy flavors of this I.P.A will take you for a ride into the world of beautiful west coast hops. This beer pairs well with sharp cheeses, grilled meat and anything Mexican. Steak fajitas anyone?

Brick Maker Common -  What is a Common? The California Common style is brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that ferments at ale 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. Seafood and BBQ chicken goes well with this unique west coast lager.

Diving Horse Pale Ale - It’s back! Diving Horse blends 4 hops; Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook, to bring you a good hop kick, imparting notes of white grape, grapefruit and pine. Try this one with earthy and nutty cheeses like gouda or munster. This food friendly pale ale is also excellent with pizza!

Grab them at our retail bottle shop or you may find them on tap at some of the fine establishments that carry Muddy York.

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