The West Wind Black IPA: Tom Thomson inspired beer

The West Wind Black I.P.A. can and glassFriday, September 22nd, 2017 (Baysville, ON): Lake of Bays Brewing Company has partnered with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on a Tom Thomson-inspired beer, The West Wind Black IPA. as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of his mysterious death on Canoe Lake in July 1917. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of The West Wind Black IPA helps support the AGO.

Tom Thomson was a part of the famous Canadian artist collective, The Group of Seven. Members of this group are recognized as voyageurs and artists of the wild for the exploratory nature of their work. The artists braved the Algonquin wilds with canvas and paint in hand.

The can artwork is based on The West Wind (1916-17), one of Tom Thomson’s most recognized paintings that captures the iconic vision of the Jack Pine, blowing in the wind. Researchers suspect this was painted on Cedar Lake or possibly Grand Lake in Algonquin Park.

Find The West Wind Black IPA first at the AGO Bistro (317 Dundas Street West, Toronto) this weekend! Head on over for a taste of art & culture with a beer inspired by Tom Thomson. The beer will also be featured at the AGO’s weekly Cinq à Sept for the week of Oct 14th. Of course, you can also find it this weekend at the brewery’s Pumpkin Party!

Around Lake of Bays, there will be a special tribute tasting at Algonquin Theatre (37 Main St E, Huntsville) at the Tom Thomson Paddle Art Auction on Sept 29th, 6pm-9pm. All proceeds from the auction go to support art in our communities through Oxtongue Lake for Arts and Culture.

#PumpkinParty Photo Contest 2017

Post Your Picture Perfect Pumpkin Pics & Win!

Pumpkin Ale can, full pumpkin glass

Directions:

  • Pick up 1 or six cans of Wild North Pumpkin Ale.
  • Take a photo of our pumpkin ale, have fun with it!
  • Post the photo to instagram or twitter, with “#pumpkinparty” in the caption. (FYI our tag is @lb_brewing). For Facebook, just post it to our wall, so we can see it.
  • Do this as many times as you like! (no repeat pics)

 


Prizes:

  1.  2 Pumpkin Party Glasses, 2 tshirts, 4 beer vouchers, $40 Gift Certificate at Algonquin Outfitters.
  2. 2 Pumpkin Party Glasses, 2 tshirts, 4 beer vouchers, $20 Gift Certificate at Algonquin Outfitters.
  3. 2 Tshirts, 4 beer vouchers, $10 Gift Certificate at Algonquin Outfitters.
  4. … beer vouchers! For the 10 winners after, plus $25 off when you spend $100 at Algonquin Outfitters.

* Best Photo wins both prize, judged by members of the brewery, the rest of the prizes will be selected randomly!
Contest runs until Monday, September 25th, 2017. 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 25th, 2017. 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.

Wild North Pumpkin Ale is Back!

Thursday August 2nd, 2017 (Baysville, ON) : Back for a 4th year in a row, our widely popular Wild North: Pumpkin Ale starts shipping next week! You can find it tomorrow at our retail store, with full distribution to Ontario Beer Stores and the LCBO by Tuesday, September 12th. We expect the GTA and Muskoka to have it by Labour Day (so lucky).

Hand crafted with real pumpkin, spices, and a touch of vanilla, it sure makes for a delicious harvest brew. With the cool autumn breeze drifting through Baysville today, we have no shame in launching this one a little early. Using Mark Campbell’s classic recipe, we dialled back the sweetness a tad this year, and have taken the hops from 15 IBUs to 25 IBUs.

Grab a can, take a pic with #pumpkinparty on Instagram or Twitter for the chance a brewery prize pack!

Great Outdoor Essentials: Switchback to Hiking

Switchback to Hiking

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 (Baysville, ON): When you lace up your boots and hit the trails, everything falls away. The sounds of traffic are replaced by birdsong, air conditioned buildings become a light breeze through the forest, and you can find yourself again.

All around Lake of Bays and in nearby Algonquin Park you’ll find a variety of trails, some that will give you a quick hit of nature, others that will challenge you, but all will remind you why you love the great outdoors.

If you need gear to get you out there, stop in at local retailer Algonquin Outfitters on your way. Then try the lesser-known Echo Valley Nature and Bike Trails west of Dwight for a quiet woodland experience, challenge yourself to hike up to the Dorset Fire Tower – bring along a blanket and a backpack full of snacks and settle in at the top to enjoy your hard-earned vantage point – or take a stroll along the Muskoka River in Baysville before making your way to Lake of Bays Brewery.

There you’ll find Switchback Pilsner, the perfect brew to end any hike, created in honour of those trails that always lead to the best views around. It’s a tangy, light-bodied beer as brilliantly gold as the mid-day sun – a refreshing way to toast a day spent in the woods.

Switchback is part of the Great Outdoors collection from Lake of Bays Brewery, all of which are made from the fresh, clear water of Lake of Bays. You’ll find it all season long – and the rest of the year, too – at the LCBO, The Beer Store and grocery.

While you’re hiking the great outdoors this summer, snap a few photos of your favourite landscapes for The Great Outdoors photo contest, inspired by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. It’s sponsored by Lake of Bays Brewery, Algonquin Outfitters and Cavalcade Color Lab and features fabulous prizes.

Switchback is the August beer of the month at Sobeys. A portion of the proceeds are directed to the Gord Downie Brain Cancer Research fund at Sunnybrook.

August Brews Cruise

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Treat your hunny, your friend, your enemy to a cruise aboard the historical SS Bigwin while sampling local brews from Lake of Bays Brewing Company.
*Must be of legal drinking age.

Date: August 19th, 2017. (Rain or Shine barring severe storms)
Location: Departing from Baysville public docks
Cruise duration: 1.25 hours
Cruise time: 2pm
Includes: SS Bigwin cruise; five beer samples; one 12oz glass of beer; complimentary brewery tour.
Ticket price: $50 per person
Purchase tickets: Online or by telephone at 1-844-4-BIGWIN. Book today! Space is limited.
Brought to you by the folks here at Lake of Bays Brewery and the SS Bigwin.

Book Today! Space is limited.
Book online: www.ssbigwin.com/brewscruise
Email: info@ssbigwin.com
Telephone: 1 844-4-BIGWIN

3rd Annual Father’s Day Beer Tasting Cruise

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We’re cruisin’ for a brewsin’

Treat your Dad to a cruise aboard the historical SS Bigwin while sampling local brews from Lake of Bays Brewing Company.
*Must be of legal drinking age. Paternity test not required.

Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2017. (Come Rain or Shine)
Location: Departing from Baysville public docks
Cruise duration: 1.25 hours
Cruise times: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Includes: SS Bigwin cruise; five beer samples; one 12oz glass of beer; complimentary brewery tour.
Ticket price: $50 per person
Purchase tickets: Online (below) or by telephone at 1-844-4-BIGWIN. Book today! Space is limited.
Brought to you by the folks here at Lake of Bays Brewery and the SS Bigwin.

Book Today! Space is limited.
Book online: www.ssbigwin.com/beercruise
Email: info@ssbigwin.com
Telephone: 1 844-4-BIGWIN

Launch Party!

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Friday, April 21st, 2017 (Baysville, ON) – Exciting times, indeed. We’re pleased to announce that we are hosting a launch party for our new core brand lineup on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the brewery.

If you’d like to join us, please RSVP here and be automatically entered into a draw to win some Lake of Bays swag. The afternoon will include free tasting samples of our new core lineup, live musical performance, free barbeque and much more. Come enjoy be a part of what is sure to be an exciting event for both you and your taste buds! Admission is free.

We’re happy to offer our first fifty bar crashers a free glass with their pint!

Wondering What We’re Launching?

Three all-new beers, a reimagined Spark House and a whole new look and feel for the Lake of Bays brand. Want to learn more? Come see for yourself!

RSVP & Winlakeofbaysbrewing.ca/launch-party-rsvp
Launch Party Address: 2681 Muskoka Rd 117, Baysville, ON P0B1A0

Cheers!

Sarah Girdwood
Marketing Coordinator
sgirdwood@lakeofbaysbrewing.ca
office: (705) 767-2313 | cell: (705) 205-4705

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

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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

70 Additional Grocery Stores Licensed to Sell Beer & Wine

Premier Wynne at the Dec 15 2016 Grocery Launch at a Toronto Loblaws.

Toronto, ON – (October 28th, 2016): Remember last December, when the Ontario Government opened the sliding doors to craft? Today marks the second wave of grocery stores to begin selling beer, and now wine.

An addition of 70 grocery stores were granted authorization by the LCBO. Some, but not all, expect to start selling right away, while others start preparing their stores to launch after the holidays.

So far, we’ve received orders from 29 additional grocery stores!

Grocery Stores Added in 2016:

List of stores carrying LB products

London – Sobeys
Kingsville – Loblaws
Cambridge – Farm Boy
Kitchener – Farm Boy
Brantford – Farm Boy
Listowel – Zehrs
Port Elgin – Your Independent Grocer
Caledonia – Zehrs (Google this location to see some interesting Google+ photos)
Niagara Falls – Sobeys
Brampton – Freshco
Brampton – Real Canadian Superstore
Mississauga – Loblaws
Pickering – Farm Boy
Innisfill – Sobeys
Wasaga Beach – Real Canadian Superstore
Bowmanvile – Loblaws
Ottawa – Farm Boy (307 McRae Ave)
Ottawa Farm Boy (2950 Bank St)
Kanata – Loblaws (200 Earl Gray)
Renfrew – No Frills
Sudbury – Food Basics
Hearst – Your Independent Grocer
Toronto:
Bayview Village – Loblaws
Jane & Finch – Freshco
Vaughan – Major Mackenzie – Longos
5095 Yonge St – Loblaws Empress Market
11 Redway Rd – Loblaws
207 Queen’s Quay – Sobeys Urban Fresh
More stores to be announced by the LCBO.
Sarah Girdwood

sgirdwood@lakeofbaysbrewing.ca
Marketing Coordinator at Lake of Bays Brewing Company


 

Stores Authorized in 2015:

Bolded entries represent LB products availability.

GTA

  • Farm Boy 360 Taunton Rd., Unit 2, Whitby 905-430-1400
  • Michael-Angelo’s 4099 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga 905-820-3300
  • Coppa’s Fresh Market 4750 Dufferin St., Toronto 416-736-6606
  • Coppa’s Fresh Market 3300 Rutherford Road, Vaughan 905-303-3999
  • Galleria Supermarket 7040 Yonge St., Vaughan 905-771-1474
  • Galleria Supermarket 865 York Mills Road, Suite 1, Toronto 647-352-7788
  • Real Canadian Superstore 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive, Toronto 416-665-3209
  • Loblaws 380 The East Mall, Etobicoke 416-695-8990
  • Loblaws 5010 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga 905-607-0580
  • Loblaws 17 Leslie St., Toronto 416-469-2897
  • Loblaws 50 Musgrave St., Toronto 416-694-3838
  • Real Canadian Superstore 171 Guelph St, Georgetown 905 877-5393
  • Real Canadian Superstore 1385 Harmony Road North, Oshawa 905-433-9569
  • Real Canadian Superstore 2549 Weston Rd., Toronto 416-246-9192
  • Real Canadian Superstore 18120 Yonge St., Newmarket 905 830-4072
  • Metro 1050 Kennedy Circle, Milton 905-878-3363
  • Metro 1822 Whites Road, Pickering 905-420-8838
  • Metro 16640 Yonge St., Newmarket 905-853-5100
  • Longo’s 3455 Wyecroft Road, Oakville 905-825-8989
  • Longo’s 469 Cornwall Road, Oakville 905-338-1255
  • Sobeys 15500 Bayview Ave., Aurora 905-726-2530
  • Sobeys 11700 Yonge St., Richmond Hill 905-508-7585
  • FreshCo 2501 Third Line, Oakville 905-827-6322
  • FreshCo 800 Steeles Ave W., Vaughan 905-669-0336

WEST

  • Farm Boy 1415 Beaverbrook Ave., London 519-963-2895
  • Walmart Supercentre 1280 Fanshawe Park Road, London 519-472-7100
  • Starsky Fine Foods 685 Queenston Road, Hamilton 905-573-8885
  • Real Canadian Superstore 875 Highland Road West, Kitchener 519-745-4781
  • Fortinos 65 Mall Road, Hamilton 905-574-0810
  • Real Canadian Superstore 1205 Oxford St., London 519-641-3653
  • Real Canadian Superstore 4371 Walker Road, Windsor 519-972-8335
  • Zehrs 400 Conestoga Blvd., Cambridge 519 620-1376
  • Food Basics 509 Commissioners Road W., London 519-463-2857
  • Food Basics 3770 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls 905-371-3200
  • Food Basics 505 Rymal Road E., Hamilton 905-574-5298
  • Metro 500 Edinburgh Road South, Guelph 519-763-3827
  • Sobeys 977 Golf Links Road, Ancaster 905-648-3534
  • Sobeys 307 Grand River St. N., Paris 519-442-4485
  • FreshCo 700 Queenston Road, Hamilton 905-560-8111

EAST

  • Farm Boy 2030 Tenth Line, Ottawa (Orleans) 613-841-4221
  • La Mantia’s Country Market 50 William Street South, Lindsay 705-324-6625
  • Brown’s Your Independent Grocer 1251 Main St, Stittsville 613-831-9268
  • Loblaws 1980 Baseline Road, Ottawa 613-723-3200
  • Loblaws 1100 Princess St., Kingston 613-530-3861
  • Real Canadian Superstore 760 Eagleson Road, Ottawa 613 254-6050
  • Metro 3201 Strandherd Drive, Nepean 613-823-8825
  • Food Basics 975 West Ridge Blvd, Orillia 705-326-5200
  • Sobeys 700 Terry Fox Dr., Kanata 613-831-1444
  • Sobeys 193 Metcalfe St., Ottawa 613-598-0027
  • Sobeys 840 March Road, Kanata 613-599-8965
  • Sobeys 1200 Lansdowne St W., Peterborough 705-748-5655
  • Sobeys 501 Towerhill Road, Peterborough 705-740-9026

NORTH

  • Pino’s Get Fresh 219 Trunk Rd., Sault Ste. Marie 705-946-5632
  • Walmart Supercentre 2416 Long Lake Road, Sudbury 705-523-1300
  • Walmart Supercentre 1349 Lasalle Blvd., Sudbury 705-566-3700
  • Real Canadian Superstore 971 Carrick St., Thunder Bay 807-343-4544
  • Safeway 115 Arthur Street West, Thunder Bay 907-473-5993
  • Safeway 1015 Dawson Road, Thunder Bay 807-768-0099

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