Cottage Country Beer Advent Calendar

Cottage Country Beer Advent CalendarFriday, December 1st, 2017 (Lake of Bays): Your favourite breweries from beloved mid-north central Ontario are back with the Cottage Country Beer Advent Calendar. This collaboration includes ourself, Sawdust CityHaliburton Highlands, Highlander, Muskoka and Boshkung Brewery!

We invite you to visit each brewery to collect them all (listed below), especially those hard to find specialty brews! Put them all together and surprise your loved ones with this special gift. Ask us about the calendar to receive a free vinyl sticker to decorate your gift box.

LB Hours

Mon-Thurs: CLOSED
Fri: 11am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Dec. 1 The Blood of Cthulhu Imperial Stout Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Dec. 2 Winterweiss Dunkelweizen Muskoka Brewery
Dec. 3 Rye Road Rye Pale Ale Highlander Brewing
Dec. 4 A Doppel Do Ya Red Doppel Weizen Lake of Bays Brewing
Dec. 5 35 & 118 Boshkung Brewing
Dec. 6 Coffee Porter Haliburton Highlands Brewing
Dec. 7 Strawberry Milkshake IPA Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Dec. 8 Shinnicked Stout Muskoka Brewery
Dec. 9 Happy Landing Light Golden Ale Highlander Brewing
Dec. 10 The West Wind Black IPA Lake of Bays Brewing
Dec. 11 North Country Kellerbier Boshkung Brewing
Dec. 12 Spruce Kveik Farmhouse Ale Haliburton Highlands Brewing
Dec. 13 Lone Prime Original IPA Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Dec. 14 Raspberry Coco Lait Muskoka Brewery
Dec. 15 Buckshot Craft Lager Highlander Brewing
Dec. 16 Spark House Red Ale Lake of Bays Brewing
Dec. 17 Black Bear Black IPA Boshkung Brewing
Dec. 18 Oatmeal Stout Haliburton Highlands Brewing
Dec. 19 Ol’ Woody Altbier Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Dec. 20 Detour Session IPA Muskoka Brewery
Dec. 21 Lion Grass Golden Ale Highlander Brewing
Dec. 22 Nightwatcher Oatmeal Stout Lake of Bays Brewing
Dec. 23 Cranberry Saison Boshkung Brewing
Dec. 24 Winter Warmer Haliburton Highlands Brewing

2017 Beer & Candy Pairings

Friday, October 27th, 2017 (Baysville, ON): We’ve devised a recipe for success for your post trick or treating wind down.Sneak some of these sweets from those grab bags for a memorable Beer & Candy pairing with Lake of Bays!

Peppermint Patties & The West Wind Black IPA

West Wind Black IPA
These peppermint patties will cut through the deep dark fruit and cocoa flavour of the West Wind. Is that Tom Thomson, reaching from the depths for a beer brewed in his honour?

TURTLES & SPARK HOUSE RED ALE

Snappy the turtle (found on our glassware) approves this nutty pairing of Turtles and Spark House Red Ale.

ROCKETS & SWITCHBACK PILSNER

Switchback Pilsner
Get ready to launch with the a burst of fruity flavour from Rockets. You’re in for a smooth landing when you pair it with our crisp and refreshing Switchback Pilsner.

DARK CHOCOLATE-COVERED CRANBERRIES & WILD NORTH PUMPKIN ALE

Wild North Pumpkin Ale
How about some dark chocolate covered cranberries and Pumpkin Ale for memories of Thanksgiving Dinner?

SWEET CHILI HEAT DORITOS & OXTONGUE IPA

Oxtongue
Sweet Chili Heat Doritos (specifically) offer a nice sharp cheddar flavour to balance the deep malt and pine of Oxtongue IPA.

REESES PIECES & NIGHTWATCHER OATMEAL STOUT

Nightwatcher
Up the ante by adding some peanut butter with Reeses Pieces and a chocolatey Nightwatcher Oatmeal Stout.

FUZZY PEACHES & BROKEN AXE APA

Broken Axe
Broken Axe is citrusy APA, so juice up with some Fuzzy Peaches!

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

Lake of Bays on Lake of Bays

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

3 women holding lake of bays beers and wearing ugly christmas sweaters

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.​

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