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

Now Hiring! Ale Ambassadors

Ale Ambassadors

Lake of Bays Brewing Company – Various Locations in Ontario
Lake of Bays Brewing Company (LB) is a top 10 craft brewer in Ontario looking for servers with vehicle access, Smart Serve, and Food Handler’s Certification.

This is to promote our Switchback Pilsner, which is beer of the Month in August. Servers must be scheduled by early July for these 4 hour samplings.

As ale ambassador, you will be responsible for:

  • Checking ID as needed and following all Smart Serve rules.
  • Providing tasting notes and brewery information.
  • Serving up samples with a smile!

Job Type: Freelance $15/hr

To apply please address Marketing Coordinator, Sarah Girdwood, with your resume, location, availability in August, and Smart Serve number.

sgirdwood@lakeofbaysbrewing.ca

Now Hiring! Sales Director

Sales Director

Lake of Bays Brewing Company – Toronto, ON
Lake of Bays Brewing Company (LB) is a top 10 craft brewer in Ontario looking to take its business to the next level. We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated sales director to take charge of all sales activities in Ontario, as well as out-of-province activity that is limited at present but expected to grow over time.

As sales director, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing a team of 10+ inside & outside sales reps.
    Setting sales objectives at the provincial and territory level on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Working with your team to meet and exceed established sales goals through effective planning, coordination and execution on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Defining a multi-year vision and structure for your department, working with other senior management to put in place the people, products and marketing supports needed for long-term success.

Laying out monthly & annual budgets for all sales-related expenses, in conjunction with our financial controller, and ensuring compliance throughout the course of the year.
The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated track record of success in comparable sales management roles. Prior experience in the beer industry is a strong asset, however candidates with experience in related fields (other beverage alcohol, consumer packaged goods) will also be considered.

This position is based out of the GTA, with regular travel to the company’s head office in Muskoka. Candidates based in Muskoka & Central Ontario may also apply, understanding that significant travel will be required to Toronto and other key markets.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply please address President & Founder Darren Smith: careers@lakeofbaysbrewing.ca

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

Taste the Great Outdoors: New Beers at Lake of Bays

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 (Baysville, ON):  Today at the brewery, we’re celebrating the launch of 3 new beers in our lineup. It’s almost our seventh beerthday (May 21st, 2010), and we’ve made some big changes to the look and flavour of our year-round selection.

We proudly introduce Switchback Pilsner, Broken Axe APA, and Oxtongue IPA as new mainstays of our core lineup.  Spark House is staying on board as a leader of the red ales with a fresh coat of paint. Brewers Dan Unkerskov, Mike Pawlick, Andrew Walsh and Mark Campbell spent the winter concocting innumerable pilot batches for bold new brews. The result: three exciting new flavours that deliver a satisfying taste of the great outdoors.

The updated design of our tall cans embraces our home in Ontario’s wilderness, a site of escape and discovery for many Canadians. The feeling of wanderlust, and of immersing oneself in the outdoors, is celebrated in our new brands with modern and compelling artwork that captures the awe-inspiring beauty of our region.

Check out the brewery today to sample the goods, talk to the brewers and indulge in free pork sliders served up by Grand-dad Smith. If you can’t join us this time not, come find us as we tour beer festivals across Ontario to celebrate these natural beauties! Look for the bright yellow tent in Muskoka, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Georgetown and London (see full tour). You can also find our beer at the LCBO, The Beer Store, and select grocery stores and fine bars & restaurants across the province.

A lot has changed since we first opened in 2010: craft beer exploded onto the scene, the number craft breweries quintupled, tall cans continued their march to the top, beer arrived in grocery stores and beer drinkers got a whole lot more adventurous in their tastes. We hope you’ll join us for another seven years of outdoor adventure in the ever-changing world that is craft.

Now for some eye candy! Read on, McDuff.



SH-BackFront_vSpark House Red Ale

In the heart of the forest,the spark house stands alone. Drawing its deep, smooth character from chocolate and roasted malts, this full-bodied red ale finishes dry and sits high above the rest.

Like the fire towers that watch over Lake of Bays, our red has stood the test of time as our most popular brew. Ole Sparky, the Sparkle Horse, or Spark House as we lovingly call it, continues to trend high among old and new craft beer drinkers as an undeniably balanced yet robust beer for any occasion.

Malts: 2-Row Pale, Flaked Wheat, Crystal, Chocolate Malt, and Roast Barley Hops: Magnum, Cascade, Saaz

5% alc./vol. | 29 IBUs

 

SB-BackFront-WebSwitchback Pilsner

A Switchback is a path to the summit for the determined and adventurous. It takes a little longer and more work to get there but is always worth it. This light-bodied beer with slight bitterness is for those who appreciate the journey as much as the destination.

Switchback pours with a brilliant golden hue and dense white foam. Aromatics are of fresh-cut hay with slight floral notes and the unmistakable graininess that is the hallmark of a traditional German-style pilsner. The mouth feel is light-bodied with a subtle hint of citrus and the pleasant tanginess of Hallertau hops. Finishes clean and refreshing. Recipe by our resident Dane, Dan Unkerskov.

Malts: 2-Row Pale, Pilsen, Flaked Wheat Hops: Magnum, Hallertau

4.5% alc./vol. | 24 IBUs

 

BA-BackFront-WebBroken Axe American Pale Ale

A broken axe signifies your work is done for the day — so take off your gloves and claim your reward. Stacked with bold flavour and bright citrus tones, this beer is a cut above.

Named for its bold clean-cut flavour, Broken Axe American Pale Ale is a crisp and juicy reward to a hard day’s work. The welcoming aromas of peach and apricot develop into a tropical splash of lemon and grapefruit. Centennial, Wakatu and Idaho 7 hops are on double-duty, offering a balance of medium bitter flavour with a sharp citrus twist. Chalk it up as another cutting edge creation by our homegrown brewers: Mike Pawlick and Andrew Walsh.

Malts: 2-Row Pale, Vienna, Carafoam, Wheat Malt Hops: Centennial, Idaho 7, Wakatu.

4.8% alc./vol. | 36 IBUs

 

OX-BackFront-WenOxtongue India Pale Ale

Rivers are the roads of the forest. The Oxtongue flows naturally but boldly in Lake of Bays, and is the beer you can bank on to deliver a deep malt flavour with a splash of citrus notes. Let it flow.

Take your tastebuds on a ride with the Oxtongue IPA for a journey that’s hop-forward and dry with a refreshing citrus twist.  You’re greeted by a touch of boozy heat on the nose that envelops a hint of lemon, suggesting the grapefruit flavour swirling in the medium-bodied warm copper ale. Welcome a slight Vienna malt sweetness that trails off with a lingering pine bitterness. Hats off to the recipe leads, Andrew Walsh and Mike Pawlick.

Malts: 2-Row Pale, Vienna, Carafoam, Wheat Malt Hops: Centennial, Idaho 7, Pekko

Alc./Vol. 6.2% | 65 IBUs

Launch Tour: Find the brew crew in a city near you.

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

Watch out for the Big Prickle!

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2017-BP-Porcupine-logoThe Big Prickle’s got attitude, but like the persnickety porcupine, there’s a subdued sweetness to it. 

 

TASTING NOTES

Citrus aroma on the nose hints at the overall tart & juicy grapefruit flavour. This funky brew is light-bodied and glows an effervescent gold. Add mouth-puckering goodness to Hawaiian pizza, seafood, or a rich chocolatey dessert.

HOW WE SOUR

Yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria do the funky tank tango, creating this enjoyable tart ‘n’ fruity sour. When brewer Mark Campbell introduces the bacteria culture, holding the brew at 45°C for 1-2 days, the pH level lowers and the beer sours. Then it’s business as usual as the yeast converts sugar to alcohol. Clear Valley Chinook hops for tasty grapefruit flavour complete our sour’s prickly perfect pucker.

AVAILABILITY

This experimental brew was sunk into 180 bottles at our retail store. You can find forty odd kegs at select waterin’ holes. [table “9” not found /]

Gift Certificates

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 (Baysville, ON):  Gift certificates for our retail store are available at the brewery. Treat a Lake of Bays fan to our selection of merch and beer! Or maybe they’ve been in the area, but have never heard of the brewery before. Gift certificates not only provide the recipient with sweet threads and delicious suds, but the priceless brewery experience. It’s true! We promise to guide all of our visitors through a free sampling and extend their daytrip to other local attractions.

Can’t make it to the brewery? Email info@lakeofbaysbrewing.ca and we’ll be happy to mail your gift certificate.


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

 

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

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