NHLAA Hockey Benefit Tour 2016

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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 sgirdwood@lakeofbaysbrewing.ca. 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.

Holiday Hours & The Parade

Holiday hours at the Retail Store

Baysville, ON – (December 10th, 2015): We’re emerging from hibernation to open our doors for the holidays! Please use this calendar when planning your trip, as we’d hate to miss ya. Warm up with some samples, including our latest seasonal beers, Wild North Midnight Bock and Old North Mocha Porter. You can stock up on holiday cheer at our growler bar or grab from the fridge. If you have any spare cans, we’re decorating our tree with Baysville’s finest!

View from the Xmas Float 2014
Baysville, 2014: View from the float.

If you’re looking for a gift for the craft beer nut in the family, we’ve got a selection of toques, sweaters, and apparel to choose from. Visit our Facebook album, “Represent” to check out our beer gear. Not sure? You can purchase an empty growler for $5 and any number of fills at $10 each.

If you’re around this Sunday (Dec 13), watch out for the Baysville Santa Claus Parade, starting at 1pm. We’ve got a pretty groovy float this year with Darren, Liz, Ian and the brew crew handing out vouchers for a free beer at the retail store.

Holiday Hours

Fri, Dec 11: 12-5
Sat, Dec 12: 10-5
Sun, Dec 13: 11-3
Mon, Dec 14 – Thurs, Dec 17: Closed
Fri, Dec 18: 12-5
Sat, Dec 19: 10-3 (We’ve got party to hit!)
Sun, Dec 20 – Wed, Dec 23: 11-3
Christmas Eve: 11-3
Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 11-3
Sun, Dec 27 – Wed, Dec 30: 11-3
New Year’s Eve: 11-3
New Year’s Day: Closed

Resume regular hours thereafter:
Fridays 12-5
Saturdays 10-5
Sundays 11-3

Summer Events 2015

We are happy to announce this year’s hip-happening events lined up for yet another season of Summer Saturdays! New and past guest artists with the same great quality beer.  Join us in the beer garden for a cold one this summer, seven days a week. (Check our hours on the right-hand side of the page.)

Schedule of Events:

Bigwin Beer Tasting Summer Cruise

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Imagine yourself riding across the beautiful Lake of Bays, surrounded by bright green forests and fresh air… Now, add a sampling of award-winning Ontario Craft Beer by Lake of Bays Brewing. Wow!

Bigwin’s looking great for having over 100 years on ‘er. The historical steamship makes for an impossibly smooth (like our beer?) ride. Join us for this summer highlight off the docks of Baysville. Space is limited, get your tickets!

August 15th 3pm-4:15 or 5pm-6:15pm
$50 per person
Purchase TIckets: www.ssbigwin.com/baysvillebeercruise

  • Includes: SS Bigwin Boat Cruise
  • 4 beer samplings
  • One 12 oz and a surprise
  • Complementary brewery tour

See Poster

#SummerSaturdays

Live music on the beer patio every Saturday from June through to Labour Day, and on Thanksgiving weekend. Here’s our schedule.

View of beer garden and Tobin Spring with Yellow umbrellas during a sunny day.

June 27th Karen May Trio

July 4th Tobin Spring

July 11th Luke Michielsen

July 18th Jim Allen

July 25th Mitch Beube Trio

August 1st Gina Horswood, The Beaver Dam Band (Dixieland, Oompah, Swing & Oldies). Plus Lakeview Restaurant in Toronto is sending up a food truck. You know that’s going to be good.

August 8th Darren Eedens

August 15th Shjaane Glover

August 29th TBA

September 5th Tobin Spring

October 10th TBA

Customers looking for some samples at our bar in the retail space.
Drop by for a tour and tasting. Check out our merch and get your growler filled up. We often have one-off brews you won’t find anywhere else. Check hours for open and tour times.

Don’t forget, we’re open seven days a week. Our hours are on the sidebar to the right. Tours are free! Come during tour times, or call ahead and we’ll do our best to book you in.

We look forward to seeing you here!

 

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 livinthedream@lakeofbaysbrewing.ca

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!

Crazy Eyes takes Gold!

IMG_0490ps-550hApril 10, 2015 — We’re thrilled to let you know that Darcy Tucker Crazy Eyes Winter Bock has received a gold award at the Ontario Brewing Awards.

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Mr. Tucker himself, looking decidedly relaxed.

Crazy Eyes is the 5th edition in our Signature Series, brewed as tributes to memorable players in partnership with the NHL Alumni Association. Crazy Eyes is a tip-of-the-hat to Darcy Tucker, one of the most intense players ever to lace up.

The beer, which took first place in the bock category, is big, rich, dark, and creamy. An extravaganza on the palate. <more>

Unfortunately you will no longer be able to find this beer, which was released in early 2015, in stores. We do have empty and full bottles for sale to collectors, but the beer is expired, so please do not drink it. Email us if you would like more information.

 

Spring Fling – April 4, 2015

WebBanner-2Celebrate the arrival of spring and sample the very best artisanal food and beverage
that Muskoka has to offer!

We hope you can join us at the Lake of Bays Brewing Company on Saturday April 4, 2015 for the first annual Spring Fling; a celebration of the arrival of spring and sampling of the very best in local artisanal fare.

Come check out a marché-style display of samples and treats from Whimsical BakeryYummies in a Jar and Bigwin Island Golf Club, beverages from Muskoka Lakes Winery, Diesel House Coffee Roasters and of course Lake of Bays.

Enjoy the classical guitar of Adam Ruzzo of Muskoka Wedding Music, and get a pic at the funnest photo booth ever, courtesy of the most creative photographer ever, Mike Kalimin of Bongopix.

Admission is by cash donation, with all proceeds going to the Baysville Food Support Program.

We look forward to seeing you here!

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Click to download printable letter-sized PDF of this poster.

 

 

Holiday Hours & 12 Days of Christmas

Special hours over the holidays. We hope to see you here! ~


HappyHolsFri Dec 19: 12 – 5pm
Sat Dec 20: 10am – 5pm
Sun Dec 21 to Wed Dec 24: 11am – 3pm

Christmas & Boxing Day: CLOSED
Sat Dec 27: 10am – 5pm
Sun Dec 28 to Wed Dec 31: 11 am – 3pm

New Year’s Day: CLOSED
Fri Jan 2: 12 – 5pm
Sat Jan 3: 10am – 5pm
Sun Jan 4: 11am – 3pm

Tours: Saturdays 1-3, Sundays by appointment.
*Tours are free. We like free things.


 

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

In case our beer is not enough of an incentive, we have lots of great gift ideas for the craft beer lover in your life. Enough to take care of all 12 days of Christmas. Speaking of which, here’s a holiday singalong, just for you. {a-hem…mi—mi—mi…}

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(Approx. retail: $58.+tax)

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

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(Approx. retail: $23.+tax)

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

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(Approx. retail: $43.+tax)

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a tacker, beer and glass,
• a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

2Seasonals-glass-opener
(Approx. retail: $28.+tax)

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… two seas’nals, glass and op’ner,
• a tacker, beer and glass,
• a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

SignatureSeriesforSharing
(Approx. retail: $47.+tax)

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… — Signature Series for sharing! —
• two seas’nals, glass and op’ner,
• a tacker, beer and glass,
• a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

HisnHers-Ts-Glasses-Beer
(Approx. retail: $50.+tax)

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a His n Hers arrangement,
• — Signature Series for sharing! —
• two seas’nals, glass and op’ner,
• a tacker, beer and glass,
• a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

Growler-Glasses
(Approx. retail: $33.+tax)

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a growler & 2 glasses,
• a His n Hers arrangement,
• — Signature Series for sharing! —
• two seas’nals, glass and op’ner,
• a tacker, beer and glass,
• a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

Toque-CE-Glass-Opener
(Approx. retail: $40.+tax)

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… CrazyEyes-toque-stein and op’ner,
• a growler & 2 glasses,
• a His n Hers arrangement,
• — Signature Series for sharing! —
• two seas’nals, glass and op’ner,
• a tacker, beer and glass,
• a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

TasteTestersWetDream
(Approx. retail: $37.+tax)

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a taste tester’s wet dream,
• CrazyEyes-toque-stein and op’ner,
• a growler & 2 glasses,
• a His n Hers arrangement,
• — Signature Series for sharing! —
• two seas’nals, glass and op’ner,
• a tacker, beer and glass,
• a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

Touque-4Pack-SampleGlass
(Approx. retail: $30.+tax)

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a toque, tallcans & a sample glass,
• a taste tester’s wet dream,
• CrazyEyes-toque-stein and op’ner,
• a growler & 2 glasses,
• a His n Hers arrangement,
• — Signature Series for sharing! —
• two seas’nals, glass and op’ner,
• a tacker, beer and glass,
• a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

10Point-Tee-Accoutrements
(Approx. retail: $33.+tax)

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me… 10 Point, tee and accoutrements,
• toque, tallcans & a sample glass,
• a taste tester’s wet dream,
• CrazyEyes-toque-stein and op’ner,
• a growler & 2 glasses,
• a His n Hers arrangement,
• — Signature Series for sharing! —
• two seas’nals, glass and op’ner,
• a tacker, beer and glass,
• a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


 

Growler-Stein-Cap
(Approx. retail: $40 + tax.)

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a growler, stein and cap ,
• 10 Point, tee and accoutrements,
• toque, tallcans & a sample glass,
• a taste tester’s wet dream,
• CrazyEyes-toque-stein and op’ner,
• a growler & 2 glasses,
• a His n Hers arrangement,
• — Signature Series for sharing! —
• two seas’nals, glass and op’ner,
• a tacker, beer and glass,
• a growler, fill and vessel,
• and a mini keg of Top Shelf, glass and teeeeee!


Happy holidays everyone, from all of us at Lake of Bays Brewing Company. We hope to see you here in beautiful Baysville soon!

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