December 2017: Special Brewery Hours

Brewery Exterior in snow

Tuesday, December 4th, 2017 (Baysville): Looking for things to do in Muskoka and Lake of Bays this holiday? Visit us to stock your beer fridge; It doesn’t get any fresher than straight from the brewery. You can also schedule a Saturday tour by calling the brewery (855) 311-BEER or just swing by for some free samples!

Our hours our updated on Google and listed below.

Regular December Hours

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


Fri 15: 11am-4pm (staff party!)
Xmas Eve: 11am-3pm
Boxing Day: CLOSED
Wed/Thurs 27-28: 11am-4pm
Fri 29: 11am-5pm
Sat 30: 10am-5pm
NYE: 11am-3pm

NOTE : New hours for Winter 2018
Mon-Thurs: CLOSED
Fri: 11am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 11am-4pm


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

Owly McOwl Face Contest

Contest Alert-Nightwatcher Can and glassTuesday, November 14th, 2017 (Ontario): The great thing about a cold Canadian winter are the dark beers that appear to even it out. Welcome to stout season, folks. Let the roasted smokin’ hints of cocoa wrap you up like a wool blanket. To celebrate the latest addition to the Lake of Bays lineup, we’d like to offer you the chance to make your mark on Nightwatcher Oatmeal Stout.

Owly Mc-Owl Face

Who is that little owl, glaring at you from the depths of this dark beer can?

You tell us. Comment and tag a friend on the  or retweet the contest alert on Twitter feeds with your ideas and #OwlyMcOwlFace.


  1. An LB taster pack, 4 LB glasses, tshirt, & a bag of Maple Coffee plus $25 off $100 worth of Algonquin Outfitters merchandise and rentals.
  2. An LB taster pack, 2 LB glasses & a bottle opener plus $25 off $100 worth of Algonquin Outfitters merchandise and rentals.
  3. An LB taster pack, 1 LB glass plus $25 off $100 worth of Algonquin Outfitters merchandise and rentals.

Selection process:

A team of judges will select the top 5 names which will be subject to popular vote. Prizing will be awarded based on the top 3 candidates.

Inappropriate content will not be considered and probably get deleted if dubbed sufficiently offensive.

Contest closes on November 20th, Monday at 5pm.

Must be 19+ and a resident of Ontario to enter.


I ask you, why not? This contest was inspired by the legendary Boaty McBoatface spectacle. We hope for some gold standard puns and play on words.


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?


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


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.


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


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


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


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

Gord Downie Fundraising Auction

Friday, October 20th, 2017 (Baysville, ON): We’re happy to report that our Pumpkin Party in late September has already raised $2000 for the Gord Downie Brain Cancer Research Fund. Let’s keep the momentum going in honour of Gord and our brewer, Mark, who is recovering from brain cancer thanks to the great team at the Sunnybrook Hospital, supported by Gord’s fund and the Sunnybrook Foundation.

We will be auctioning off official and authorized prints from David Bastedo, who captured live photography at the Man Machine Poem Tour. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gord Downie Brain Cancer Research Foundation.

Bastedo captured the “JAWS” photo on August 1st, 2016 at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome. This photo was featured in Maclean’s Magazine’s “A Year in Pictures 2016”. “Kingston Goodnight!” was captured after the final show of the Man Machine Poem Tour on August 20th, 2016 at Kingston’s K-ROCK Centre.

Bid on Ebay: Jaws

Ebay: Gord Downie JAWS Print 13″x19″

Bid On Ebay: Kingston Goodnight!

Ebay: The Tragically Hip “Kingston Goodnight!” Print 13″x19″

These prints come with a letter of authenticity, a “JAWS” pin, and a “Kingston Goodnight!” fridge magnet. Bidding ends Monday, October 30th 9:00 AM (EST). The winning bidder can arrange shipment with the brewery or pickup in Baysville, ON.

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.

Huntsville Brewhouse to Open Spring 2018

Darren & Dan Stand in front of new facility

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 (Huntsville, ON): After a year of speculation and four months of intensive planning, Lake of Bays Brewery has officially announced the opening of The Huntsville Brewhouse on 59 Main St E (downtown). The extra-small batch brewing facility will include a full kitchen with a seated capacity of 70+ people. With street-facing windows that draw up to welcome in the fresh air, and the potential to open a sidewalk patio, this is sure to be a new favourite in the downtown core. The brewpub is scheduled for a grand opening in May 2018.

If you check out the location in person, or through Streetview, you’ll see the downstairs venue with two access points. We’ll be taking over both sides, providing us with 4000ft² to play with.

You can expect all of your Lake of Bays favourites plus experimental one-offs and seasonals as we let our brewers go wild with six 6 HL fermenters. We might even bring back a few favourites …. (Mocha Porter, anyone?).

More details to be announced! Subscribe to our e-newsletter or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to watch the dreams of Friday Beer O’Clocks unfold.

#PumpkinParty Photo Contest 2017

Post Your Picture Perfect Pumpkin Pics & Win!

Pumpkin Ale can, full pumpkin glass


  • 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)



  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.

Great Outdoor Essentials: A Broken Axe

Wednesday August 20th, 2017 (Baysville, ON): Everything tastes better by the campfire, especially after a day spent working hard in the great outdoors. A broken axe will end your day of work pretty quickly and that image was the inspiration for Lake of Bays Brewery’s Broken Axe APA. Its crisp, bold flavour is the perfect quencher for a hard day’s work, no matter how that work ends, and its golden colour echoes the sunset at the end of the day.

Whether you’ve spent hours working on projects at the cottage, chopping wood, or setting up your campsite just the way you like it, there’s no greater reward than a crackling fire, a refreshing brew and a hearty meal cooked over the flames. But think beyond the hot dog and haul out your cast iron pots and pans – you can cook just about anything in the great outdoors. Chili? Yep. Pizza? Of course. Bacon? That, too!

And don’t forget about dessert! Sure, you can roast marshmallows and ‘smores are a classic campfire treat, but with a simple camp oven – just a small, folding metal box – you can up your dessert game and bake almost anything you can make in your kitchen.

Don’t have cast iron or a camp oven? You’ll find it at Algonquin Outfitters, too, where you’ll find just about everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. They’ve been outfitting outdoor adventurers for more than 50 years. You can even replace that broken axe there, too.

Broken Axe APA 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.

While you’re enjoying 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.

Limited Time Offer! Broken Axe is on sale at the LCBO, Beer Store and grocery from Sept 10 – Oct 7!

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!