Ugly XMas Sweater Contest

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Enter our 2016 Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

How to participate:

  1. Take a picture of yourself in your Christmas sweater with your favourite Lake of Bays brew.
  2. Post it on Instagram using the hashtag #LOBUCS
  3. Contest will be running from November 25th, 2016 to December 16th, 2016
  4. Winners will be announced on December 19th, 2016

Contest Agreement:

By submitting your photos, you agree to the contest requirements below.

  1. You must be of legal drinking age to enter. We can only deliver the grand prize to a territory where Lake of Bays beer is distributed.
  2. Photo must have a Lake of Bays Brewing Company’s beer and must be submitted before December 19th, 2016 11:59pm

By sending in your photos you are, unless you ask us otherwise:

  1. Granting permission for Lake of Bays Brewing Company to use your photo (with credit to you) on our various social media, website and promotional material.
  2. Granting permission to use your full name on our various social media, website and promotional material.
  3. Lake of Bays Brewing Company reserves the right to share or not to share photos at the company’s discretion. We will not share photos we deem inappropriate for any reason. We may change the rules of the contest at our discretion.​

Win Tickets: NHLA Benefit Hockey Tour


Terms & Conditions

There are 14 chances to win! We’ll randomly select a winner within each region.

The Game: NHL Alums are pitted against the Local Law Enforcement and the Canadian Women’s Hockey League All Stars. Most games are played in support of different local charities and non-profit organizations. There’s also some family-friendly comedic narration, MC’d by the ref. Local youth hockey teams get to play a couple rounds with the likes of Brent Gretzky, Mark Napier, Kris King, and Mike Krushelnyski – getting pointers from the greats. Purchase Tickets

Lake of Bays Brewing Company has been a proud supporter of the NHLA Association since 2013. We have raised over $100,000 on behalf of the NHLA and the various causes it supports through our lineup of hockey-themed beers.
Learn more…

Locations and Tour Dates

London17 NovemberWestern Fair Sports Arena
Hamilton18 NovemberDave Andreychuk Mountain Arena
Brantford19 NovemberWayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Niagara Falls20 NovemberThe Gale Centre
Timmins25 NovemberMcIntyre Community Centre
Sudbury26 NovemberT.M. Davies Community Centre and Arena
Bracebridge27 NovemberBracebridge Memorial Arean
Peterborough10 DecemberPeterborough Memorial Centre
Belleville-Picton11 DecemberWellington District & Community Centre
Waterloo (Tri)15 DecemberWaterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
Milton16 DecemberMilton Memorial Arena
Cornwall28 DecemberCornwall Civic Complex
Ottawa29 DecemberJim Durrell Recreation Centre
Petawawa30 DecemberPetawawa Civic Centre

#PumpkinParty Photo Contest

Post Your Picture Perfect Pumpkin Pics & Win!


Starting Sept 12th, post a photo of our Wild North Pumpkin Ale using the hashtag -> #PumpkinParty! We’ll be checking Instragram, Facebook & Twitter.

There will be a prize for Best Photo as well as a prize for a randomly selected entry.



  1.  4 x Huntsville Treetop Trekking Passes + Lake of Bays Prize Pack
  2. 2 Pumpkin Party Ts & 2 Pumpkin Party Glasses + Lake of Bays Prize Pack

* Best Photo will select their prize first. Option 2 is available to both winners. However only one award of Option 1 is available.
Contest runs until Monday, September 26th, 2016. Enter as often as you like.

Contest Agreement

By submitting your photos, you agree to the contest requirements below.

You must be of legal drinking age to enter. We can only deliver the grand prize to a territory where Lake of Bays beer is distributed.

Photo must have Lake of Bays Brewing Company’s Wild North Pumpkin Ale and be submitted by Monday, September 26th, 2016. Multiple entries allowed, but no duplicates.

By sending in your photos you are, unless you ask us otherwise:

  • granting permission for Lake of Bays Brewing Company to use your photo (with credit to you) on our various social media, website and promotional material.
  • granting permission to use your full name on our various social media, website and promotional material.

Lake of Bays Brewing Company reserves the right to share or not to share photos at the company’s discretion. We will not share photos we deem inappropriate for any reason. We may change the rules of the contest at our discretion.

NHLAA Hockey Benefit Tour 2016


Win 4 tickets to the Bracebridge game! See bottom of the page for contest details.

Bracebridge Memorial Arena • ON January 22nd, 2016 • Puck Drops at 7pm

As part of their Hockey Benefit Tour, members of the National Hockey League Alumni Association will be making their annual return to Bracebridge. The opposing team is Muskoka’s very own Law Enforcement All Stars.

Alum tumbling in the netIn recent years, the game has started out pretty competitive, but usually evolves into general silliness. The NHLAA players enjoy a good roasting by the referee who will be riffing jokes and jabs at the alums.

During intermission, the Bracebridge Bears play a short game and get to knock gloves with the greats. The audience is invited to participate in some contests, followed by a few hockey skills competitions between NHLAA players and the OPP.

Bracebridge Bears mingling with the NHLAA playersMany of us here at the brewery will by rallying at the game to show our support for this not-for-profit event! More than likely, after a couple cans of Top Shelf.

After the game, the players will be having a little after-party at the Crabby Joe’s in Bracebridge. This is a great opportunity to get your gear signed along with some wings ‘n’ brews.

NHL Alumni lineup: Rick Vaive, Brent Gretzky, Walter Gretzky, Greg Johnston, Mike Krushelnyski, Mark Napier, Jack Valiquette, Kris King, Al Lafrate, Bill Derlago, Mike Pelyk, Dennis Maruk, Mark Laforest, Dave Hutchison, Bryan Muir, and Dan Daoust.

How to win tickets:

What do you like to do in Muskoka during the winter?  Simply send your answer to Please provide your name and mailing address. The winner will be announced and contacted on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Terms and conditions: The winner will be awarded 4 tickets to the Benefit Hockey game to take place at the Bracebridge Memorial Arena on January 22nd, 2016 at 7pm. The recipient agrees to have their first name or full name announced on Lake of Bays Brewing Company’s website and social media outlets. Beyond this announcement, we promise not to share or use any of your personal information.

The Scotiabank NHL Alumni Benefit Tour supports the Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run’s mission “To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Contest: Movember Math

LB: Movember Math. Guess the whiskers on this mister. Sponsored by the Village Cigar Company

Guess the number of hairs in our Head Brewer’s moustache to win an LB Prize Pack and a free hair cut and grooming at the Village Cigar Company & Barbershop.

Dan has 2 eyes, one nose, and ten beers. How many moustache hairs does that leave him?

Guess, share and shave! In the comments, write a number that you think to be the closest to the number of hairs in Dan Unkerskov’s moustache. You can only guess once! So make it count.

If it turns out more than one person has selected the winning number, we will perform a random draw to select the big winner! Contest closes at 12AM, November 10th.

Prizing includes a free haircut and grooming/shave at the Village Cigar Company, located in Burlington and Oakville. To sweeten the deal we’ll send you home with a brewery prize pack!

We can make you a star!

By participating in this contest, you agree to have your pretty picture taken at the Village Cigar Company & Barbershop. You also agree to the free use of these photos across the websites and social media platforms owned by Lake of Bays Brewing Company and Village Cigar Company & Barbershop. You understand that these photos may be shared by other users not associated with either company.

Lake of Bays Brewing Company and the Village Cigar Company and Barbershop acknowledge that your personal information will not be publicized apart from your name and photograph. We understand that you may not wish to have your whole name shared with the public, but we may select your first and/or last name upon announcement of the prize winner.

A ghastly giveaway!

Smiling bocha pumpkin in front of orange twinkle lights.
Photocred Flickr’s Ginny:

If we can TRICK you into doing our survey, we’ll TREAT the first 50 of you to 2 tall cans! Woohahaha!

We’re trying to learn more about our dreadful customers, so do us the disservice of answering some loathsome questions. The first 50 to fill out the survey will be mailed two vouchers to use at participating Beer Stores.

Contest lasts until Oct 31st, but it will be back! Enter if you dare.

Livin’ the Dream 2015

Are you a beer-drinkin’ happy snapper?
Send us your photos of Livin’ the Dream and WIN.

Grand Prize! Some of this beer will no longer be available when we announce the winner, but we saved some for ya.

Starting July 1st, send us a picture of Lake of Bays beer in your ideal setting and we’ll share them online. Check them out every day on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and vote for the ones you like most.

  • Weekly winners selected by LB will receive a Lake of Bays Brewing Co. bottle opener.
  • Five monthly winners selected by LB staffers receive the LB t-shirt of your choice (as available).
  • Grand prize is a premium swag kit including a quarter zip sweater, Rock Cut T-Shirt, stemmed beer glass and tall lager glass, opener, a bottle of our summer seasonal River Walker Ginger Lemon Ale and Chris Chelio’s Pale Ale, 3 cans of Wild North Summer Session Ale, a Spark House
    tacker sign and snappy ball cap! The grand prize winners are selected by YOU. See contest details for more.

So send your photos to

Click here for more contest details.



News — January to April 2015

Top Shelfie contest — We have a winner!

Spencer-1x1April 2015 — Here’s a contest just for hockey fans. In April we invited you to send us your “Top Shelfie” to enter to win dinner for you and a friend with Mark Napier and two tix to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Update—May 2015: Congratulations to winner Spencer B. of Grimsby, ON. And thank you to everyone who entered!

When will the $%^ #SnowGo ?!

When?250sqMarch 2015 — We might as well have some fun while we wait for the tons and tons of snow around here to melt. So here’s a contest.First three to guess the correct day when ALL the snow is gone from our patio will win a Lake of Bays Tee. <more>

Update: The snow went sometime in the evening between April 16 and 17, so we have awarded tees to everyone who guessed those two days. Congrats!

Spring Fling — April 4; Save the date!

SF-SquareMarch 2015 — Celebrate the coming of spring and sample the very best that Muskoka has to offer! The first annual Spring Fling at the Lake of Bays Brewing Company in Baysville will feature a field of local exhibitors highlighting the best in artisanal food and beverage. Sampling stations will be set up Marché style, along with a photo booth and classical guitarist. <More>

10 Point IPA — Now available all year long

10 Point IPA, 6% alc./vol., 50 IBUs.
10 Point IPA, 6% alc./vol., 50 IBUs.

February 2015 — One consistent message we’ve been getting from craft beer lovers since 2012 when we first introduced 10 Point India Pale Ale as our autumn seasonal is, “You should bring that one out all year long.”

Well, we listened, and we’re proud to let you know that you can now pick up 10 Point IPA in tall cans at the LCBO and at pubs and restaurants, all year around. <More>

Darcy Tucker Crazy Eyes Winter Bock

Picture of Darcy Tucker with Crazy Eyes Winter BockJanuary 13, 2015Darcy Tucker, thanks for telling fans on TSN 1050 Leafs Lunch about Crazy Eyes Winter Bock. #GLG!

UPDATE, April 9, 2014: Crazy Eyes took gold at the Ontario Brewing Awards in the bock category.

Find out where you can get your bottle of Crazy Eyes at the LCBO nearest you here. (Click on “City” to alphabetize.)

Happy New Year!

January 2015 — We are sorry (but also kind of happy!) to let you know that in the wake of the merry-making season, we have hardly any beer left.

Here at the brewery we’ve stocked out of Top Shelf Mini Kegs, as well as Crosswind, Spark House and Rock Cut tall cans. You have cleaned us out!

So if you’re having trouble finding some of your Lake of Bays faves at the LCBO or The Beer Store lately, please know that we’re busily brewing and hope to be all re-stocked toward the end of January. (And it won’t hurt to ask for us by name.)

Thanks so much for choosing Lake of Bays. Cheers!

When will the $%^ #SnowGo ?!

March 2015: When will the $%^ ‪#‎SnowGo‬ ?! Here was our patio on March 11. When will every stitch of snow be gone? First three to guess the right date win an LB Tee. Enter below. And keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages as we’ll put up pictures regularly. Good luck!

Update: The snow disappeared sometime overnight between April 16 and April 17, so everyone who guessed those two days receives a Lake of Bays t-shirt. Congratulations!!

Ultimate Lake of Bays Experience winners

Lil and Peter about to depart on their float plane flight with Lake Country Airways.
Lil and Peter about to head out with Lake Country Airways.
Fall colours at their best.
The fall colours at their best.

Congratulations to Lil and Peter M., winners of the Ulitmate Lake of Bays Experience summer 2014.

The two enjoyed their prize on the weekend of September 28. Lucky ducks, they got perfect weather, and the autumn leaves were at their peak.

But Lil can tell you in her own words…and pictures.



005Peter&TopShelf002-CujoJakeStitchesFirst off I would like to say from the very beginning to the very end our experience was amazing! The drive into the area was absolutely beautiful. Around every corner it was a wall of spectacular colour. We arrived at your Lake of Bays Brewery and had a very warm welcome from Liz and Jean. After sampling a few of your beers, Liz took the time to explain the history behind the brewery and then took us on a tour and we both found it very interesting. She did a great job explaining the process to us and we were very impressed.  We had a nice lunch at your picnic tables and then went on our way to Cleveland’s House.  On top of that we received a 24 mix of all your beers. That was a great bonus!  Emoji

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Wow … Cleveland’s House is an amazing property. Since we arrived earlier than check-in time we took advantage of that time to look around. A beautiful place with so much to do and so many beautiful buildings and gardens.

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Our Float Plane flight (Lake Country Airways) was at 3 pm. so we eagerly waited on the dock to see the plane arrive. Our pilot Jeff was awesome and took us on a beautiful flight around the Lake of Bays area and we were both awestruck at the beauty from the sky. It was like a painting that never ended. We both enjoyed it very, very much! We were so happy the weather turned out as amazing as it did because it was just a perfect day for that flight.

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After the flight we checked into our room at Cleveland’s House. It was just beautiful. We had a room at the Terrace Suites and had a wonderful large deck with a view of the lake. Couldn’t ask for anything more, it was very, very nice! We later had an wonderful dinner at Cleveland’s House and the staff and food was truly amazing. Peter had steak and I had chicken and both meals were delicious! Kudos to the chef! We then had a wonderful relaxing evening and woke to a beautiful mist over the water which we could see from our room. We actually were still full from the previous night’s dinner and didn’t even go for breakfast! But we did enjoy the wonderful coffee that was in our suite outside on our terrace.

We would both like to thank you for the amazing Lake of Bays Experience. A wonderful getaway with amazing weather and wonderful memories. Thanks so much to everyone involved. We will definitely be back to the area again and would definitely recommend your brewery, the Float Plane ride and Cleveland’s House!

Since I took over 400 pictures of our experience, I had no idea which ones to send …lol.

Thanks again …
Peter and Lil