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

Win an autographed NHL Alumni jersey!

Hey Calgary beer lovers, you can win an autographed NHL Alumni jersey. Just stop by the Lake of Bays booth at the Calgary International BeerFest, 20 Roundup Way, Stampede Park, May 2 and 3, and pick up your ballot. The draw takes place at the end of the festival.

Picture of autographed NHLAA jersey comes with a certificate of authenticity. It has been signed by Al Cameron, Brad May, Bryan Berard, Bryan Trottier, Chris Joseph, Colin Patterson, Cory Cross, Curtis Joseph, Dana Murzyn, Dave Lumley, Doug Hicks, Fernando Pisani, Jamie Macoun, Jason Strudwick, Kyle Rossiter, Nathan Dempsey, Paul Coffey, Rob Brown, Russ Courtnall, Theo Fleury, Craig Nienhuis, and Joaquin Gage.
This NHLAA jersey comes with a certificate of authenticity. It has been signed by Al Cameron, Brad May, Bryan Berard, Bryan Trottier, Chris Joseph, Colin Patterson, Cory Cross, Curtis Joseph, Dana Murzyn, Dave Lumley, Doug Hicks, Fernando Pisani, Jamie Macoun, Jason Strudwick, Kyle Rossiter, Nathan Dempsey, Paul Coffey, Rob Brown, Russ Courtnall, Theo Fleury, Craig Nienhuis, and Joaquin Gage.