2014 News

Holiday hours and an LB 12 Days of Christmas Singalong!

HappyHolsDecember 2014 — Happy holidays everyone! Check out our holiday retail store hours, plus you don’t want to miss our own special tribute to the 12 Days of Christmas. Oh yea! Sing it with us ! More…

Looking for the perfect gift for the craft beer lover in your life?

Growler-Cap-GlassCome check out what we’ve got in the store.

  • growlers
  • t-shirts of various styles,
  • glasses,
  • baseball caps,
  • toques,
  • tacker signs,
  • hoodies,
  • openers and
  • beer, beer beer!….

It’s worth the drive to beautiful Baysville! More…

Introducing the NEW Old North Mocha Porter

ONMP-B&G2-IMG_8358November 20, 2014 — We are proud to let you know that Old North Mocha Porter is now available! This is the fourth year we’ve brought you our winter seasonal, brewed with locally roasted coffee from Diesel House Coffee Roasters. This year is a wee bit different. Dan and the boys have upped the amperage a wee bit. Now with 8% alc./vol.

Available at LCBOs across Ontario (find the one nearest you here). More…

Pigskin Pilsner now available

Picture of growler and glass of Pigskin Pilsner.November 1, 2014 — Made in partnership with the CFL Alumni Association, we proudly introduce Pigskin Pilsner, available in 1.89L growlers for a limited time every year.

  • Read about our partnership with the CFLAA here.
  • Read about Pigskin Pilsner here.
  • Find out where you can get yours here.

Saloon Sarsaparilla Ale

October 2014 – Set aside your heat and sally on up to the bar for the latest from our Wild North Series, available exclusively on tap at participating watering holes. Made with sarsaparilla extract and Belgian-style hops from Clear Valley hop farm near Collingwood. It may smell good enough to eat, but at 7.5% alc./vol., this ain’t no sodee-pop. More…

Stitches Oktoberfest Ale

Picture of Gerry CheeversOctober 2014 – We proudly present the latest in our Signature Series lineup of tribute brews, created in partnership with the NHL Alumni Association.

Stitches Oktoberfest Ale is a delicious tribute to none other than Boston’s own Gerry Cheevers. More…

Now available at select LCBOs across the province, find the ones nearest you here.

Congratulations to our 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 depart on their float plane flight with Lake Country Airways. Click image to see Liz’ pics and read about their trip…

October 2014 – Lil and Peter M. of Peterborough won an overnight stay in the region, with a floatplane flight, brewery tour, and more. They filled their winning ballot out at Ashburnham Ale House.

Check out Lil’s report and pictures here.

Introducing Mash’n Pumpkins

Wild North tap handle

Mash’n Pumpkins is part of the Wild North Series

(September 2014) We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve recently begun shipping out kegs of a brand new, limited-edition tip-of-the-hat to autumn called Mash’n Pumpkins.

Developed by Brewer Mark Campbell, this malt-forward pumpkin ale was made with Magnum and Fuggles hops, and of course, pumpkin, autumn spice and vanilla. It comes in at 6% alc./vol., and a very gentle 10 IBUs… More…

It’s that time of year again — 10 Point IPA returns

LCBO10PointDisplay(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… More…

Survivorman sets out on a craft beer adventure with LB

Picture of Les Stroud, aka Survivorman

Les Stroud, aka Survivorman

(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 … More…

Livin’ the Dream Contest! Win Prizes!

If you’re snap-happy, enjoy showing off your cool photos and like the idea of winning fun stuff, here’s an opportunity for you. Send us your best “livin’ the dream” shots and win. Fun! Frolic! Fantastic! Click pic to learn more.

Schedule of events – Summer 2014

July 2014 — The silly season is officially here! We’ve got something special going on almost every weekend all summer long. Lots of live music, and of course, fresh craft beer. We are open seven days a week. (Check our hours on the right-hand side of the page.) Check out our Schedule of Events.

Jake the Snake Imperial Pilsner – Now available

June 2014 – Now available at participating LCBOs, Jake the Snake Imperial Pilsner. This tribute to Jacques Plante is Edition III of the Signature Series, brewed in partnership with the NHL Alumni Association. More…

River Walker Ginger Lemon Ale returns

May 16, 2014 — Just in time to kick off the May 2-4 weekend, it’s the return of Lake of Bays’ summer seasonal, River Walker Ginger Lemon Ale. Read more…

Great to meet CUJO

Cujo & Keith FrigaultThanks 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 GTA East Territory Manager Keith Frigault.

Read more, including links to photo album…

Lace Up with the NHL Alumni. Congratulations to our winners!CONGRATULATIONS to our Lace Up with the NHL Alumni contest winners!

May 1, 2014 — We hope you had a chance to participate in our Lace Up with the NHL Alumni contest to play in a game with your hockey heroes. The ballots are all in; the contest is now closed and we have selected the winnahs! Read more…

GO GET ‘EM! CUJO is now available at the LCBO

April 17, 2014 — Cujo Imperial Golden Ale, a tribute to legendary goalie Curtis Joseph, is now available at the LCBO. This is a limited-edition offering, the second in our Signature Series, brewed in collaboration with the NHL Alumni. Read more about the beer here.


Curtis will be dropping by at the Summerhill Toronto LCBO (10 Scrivener Square, Yonge & Summerhill, LCBO Store 10) on Saturday May 10. TIME CHANGE: Curtis will now be there from noon to 1:30 pm to say hello and to autograph some bottles of his namesake. Afterwards he will be heading to The Bottom Line, 22 Front Street West, for more meeting and greeting. Hope to see you there!


April 15, 2014 — Lake of Bays has inked a deal to make beer for the CFL Alumni Association. The announcement was made at a barbeque in Baysville on Saturday April 12 attended by about a dozen CFL Alumni, and about 50 local football fans. View the full release here.

Picture of Top Shelf Classic Lager in can and glass with Ontario Brewing Award logo

Silver tropy winner, 2014 Ontario Brewing Awards


April 4, 2014 — Lake of Bays and the NHL Alumni Association are proud to announce that Top Shelf Classic Lager has received a silver trophy for best North American Lager at the 2014 Ontario Brewing Awards. Read more.

Spring Maple Belgian Blonde Ale - Glass and bottleSPRING MAPLE RETURNS

February 2014: Made in partnership with the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association, this unique seasonal is available for a limited time.

Visit our Spring Maple Belgian Blonde Ale webpage | Download a printable PDF information page.

Ask for it at your LCBO and watering hole. Find it on

Darren Smith and CASSIE AwardWE WON! WE WON!

Lake of Bays Brewing and our advertising agency We Are Tonic recently won a CASSIE Award, in the Packaged Goods Beverage category, for our rebrand.

Remember when Crosswind and Spark House were LB Pale Ale and Rousse?

CASSIE Awards recognize business success in marketing. Read all about it here.

Cujo Imperial Golden AleCUJO COMING SOON

Much excitement around the office as we prepare for the release of our second Signature Series brew. Cujo is a delicious Imperial Golden Ale paying tribute to renowned goaltender Curtis Joseph.

Brewed in partnership with the NHL Alumni Association, Cujo will soon be available at the LCBO and at the brewery.Or you can order it onlilne at Signature Series Club.

Do you believe in the Lake of Bays monster? LAKE OF BAYS MONSTER

It’s not enough that Lake of Bays is one of the most beautiful and charming locales in Ontario, but –hooray!– now we get our very own monster to spice things up.

Look for the story, the tour, the t-shirt. Eat the hot sauce. Yes, whether or not you believe in the Lake of Bays Monster, we predict you are going to be hearing more about it in 2014…

Lace up with NHL Alumni poster LACE UP WITH NHL ALUMNI

Do you love hockey? Do you love to play hockey? How about strapping on the skates to play with some hockey heroes from the past?

Lake of Bays Brewing Co. and the NHL Alumni Association are organizing a hockey game and we want YOU on the ice with us.

The game will take place on May 10th in Sudbury, ON and will feature NHL Alumni members Mark Napier, Mike Pelyk, Bill Derlago, Jack Valiquette and more. Learn more.

Lake of Bays taking over the world.NOT JUST IN BAYSVILLE, YOU SAY?

Of course you knew that our beer is available right across Ontario, right? If it’s a two-dog Ontario town, chances are you can pick up some of Baysville’s own barley nectar.

Now we’re going further, much further. Our beer is now available in Manitoba, Alberta, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, as well as New York, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. It’s all part of our plan to take over the world. Stay tuned. Much more to come.