Mom and Dad (2018)
(September 2014) It’s that time again. So stow away the flip flops, haul out the sweaters and raise a glass of 10 Point IPA. Here’s to turning leaves and crackling fires. (One in front and one behind, hopefully.)
This is year three for this popular autumn seasonal, an uncommonly balanced IPA. A balanced IPA? There’s some debate among craft beer aficionados as to whether there even is such a thing, but Darren and Dan (the fellas in charge of the barley nectar here) insist that it’s right here; they made it so. Give it a try and you’ll see. And this year, they’ve tinkered with the recipe a little, raising the IBUs a wee bit, to 45.
You can find it on tap and at LCBOs across Ontario, as well as select markets in Manitoba and Northeastern USA. Click <here> for a printable PDF information page.
Baysville, ON — (July 23, 2014) Lake of Bays Brewing Company and Les Stroud Productions are proud to announce that the two have teamed up to produce a series of Survivorman-themed beers.
“We are looking forward to developing some truly wild and unique beers,” said Darren Smith, president and CEO of Lake of Bays Brewing. “Survivorman is about resilience in nature, and Lake of Bays is proudly based and branded around the frontier and ‘the industrious North.’ It is such a great fit for both of us. We can hardly wait.”
Les Stroud is equally enthusiastic. “Survivorman and Canadian-made, awesome beer by Lake of Bays Brewing. There is no greater match up in the history of civilization!”
The company plans to release the first beer in the Survivorman Series in early 2015.
Les Stroud is the internationally acclaimed creator, filmmaker and star of Survivorman, the TV phenomenon in which Stroud documents his struggles in the harshest of conditions in wildernesses around the world. Survivorman is one of the highest rated shows in the history of Travel and Escape Canada, OLN Canada, the Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US.
Survivorman virtually spawned the entire genre of ‘survival TV’ and remains one of the highest-rated repeat shows on the Discovery Channel. Stroud is also a musician, an activist and a father, as well as an advanced survival trainer for the Canadian Military Armed Forces.
One of Ontario’s fastest-growing craft breweries, Lake of Bays Brewing Company has four year-round beers, four seasonal beers and a series of limited edition beers. Lake of Bays is the official brewery of the NHL Alumni Association and the CFL Alumni Association.
You can keep up with the latest news about Lake of Bays Brewing Company at [http://www.lakeofbaysbrewing.ca] and on our blog at LBNews.ca. We are also very active on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, and other social media.
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2681 Muskoka Rd. 117, Baysville, ON P0B 1A0
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May 11, 2014 — Happy Mother’s Day!
Thanks so much to Curtis Joseph for coming out to visit with hockey and craft beer fans in Toronto on May 10, 2014. Here he is with Darren Smith, getting ready to head out and meet his fans.
First stop was the LCBO Summerhill, a flagship store, located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail station. They have really done it up right. Great selection too; worth a visit just to see it for yourself.
It was a beautiful day.
Speaking of mothers, we learned on the day that Curtis just became a dad — again. He’s got three boys, and now they have a baby sister, Kenzie, born on May 5. Here she is. In this video she has the hiccoughs. Congrats all!
And thanks, as always, to Dylan and the team at NHL Alumni Association. Till next time!
To view the photo album from the day, click any image or here.
TORONTO AND BAYSVILLE (April 15, 2014) – It was a veritable who’s who for football nostalgia buffs in Baysville Saturday April 12, as Leo Ezerins of the CFL Alumni Association and Darren Smith of Lake of Bays Brewing Co. proudly announced plans to develop a series of collaboratively-produced football-themed beers.
“We are excited to have entered into a partnership with a craft brewery in general and with Lake of Bays in particular,” said Ezerins, executive director of the CFL Alumni Association. “This is going to be an exciting and fun experience for us, and for beer-loving football fans. I am also proud to tell you that a portion of proceeds from the sale of these beers will go to benefit the CFLAA Player Support Fund which assists assist former players and their families.”
“In just four years we have made a name for ourselves as brewers of great, all-natural Ontario craft beer,” said LB president Darren Smith. “We have been very successful at making and marketing endorsed sports-related beers. The CFL Alumni Association wanted to talk, and here we are, ready to kick-off a new line-up. ”
The partnership was announced at a meet-and-greet held at the brewery on Saturday April 12. About 50 local residents came out to meet some of their football heroes and toast the deal.
Pictured from left to right: Leo Ezerins (CFLAA, Winnipeg), Darren Smith (President, Lake of Bays) Perry Lefko (Sports journalist and author who introduced the partners), Bill Symons (Hall of Fame, Toronto), Paul Markle (Toronto, Winnipeg), Randy Ambrosie (Edmonton, Toronto), Tom Reimer (Calgary), Dan Unkerskov (Head Brewer, Lake of Bays), Peter Martin (Toronto), Dave Cranmer (Toronto), Angelo Mosca (Hall of Fame, Hamilton), Dave Raimey (Hall of Fame, Winnipeg, Toronto), Rene Riopelle (Toronto), Tony Gabriel (Hall of Fame, Hamilton, Ottawa), Scott Harkness (Chief Strategic Officer, Lake of Bays.)
(Access our Flickr feed and view all photos from the day here.)
The duo would like to share the fun and are looking for the public’s input in developing their beers. Please feel free to contact either group with your suggestions for beer names and styles or other great ideas. If you’re using social media, use the tag #namethatCFLAAbeer.
Formed in 2008, the CFLAA fosters a lifelong relationship between the Canadian Football League and its alumni, and provides support to alumni, to football in Canada, and to other communities it serves. Learn more at cflaa.ca
Baysville-based Lake of Bays Brewing Company is one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in Ontario. Lake of Bays Brewing is dedicated to making the finest in premium craft beer; tried-and-true year-round brands, as well as exciting seasonal beers. Lake of Bays has a stable of four year-round core brands and four seasonal releases, as well as numerous one-off brews. Learn more at LakeofBaysBrewing.ca.
CFL Alumni Association
Lake of Bays Brewing Company
(705) 767-2313 | (705) 645-5225
View Flickr photo albums from the day here.
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