Black Creek Historic Brewery Plans Series of Limited Edition Specialty Ales

TORONTO, ONBlack Creek Historic Brewery, the small mid-19th century style brewery on site at Black Creek Pioneer Village, has announced plans for a series of historic ales to be available at various times throughout the remainder of 2012.

According to brewmaster Ed Koren, the beers have been “developed based on ingredients that would have been available or grown locally in the 1860s, such as maple syrup or lemon balm. We also tried to match the specialty brews with special events taking place at Black Creek Pioneer Village, such as brewing the pumpkin beer during Halloween Hootenanny.”

The full list of specialty ales and their planned availability includes:

June 16 & 17 (Battle of Black Creek): Spruce Beer
July 1 (Canada Day): Maple Beer
July 28 & 29 (Quilt Festival): Raspberry Ale
August 11 & 12: Lemon Balm Beer
August 18 & 19: Sage Beer
September 15 (Pioneer Festival): Fresh Hop/Wet Hop Pale Ale
October 6 to 8 (Thanksgiving): Sweet Stout
October 27 (Howling Hootenanny): Pumpkin Ale
November: Estate Ale (1 mile beer)
December weekends: Winter Warmer

All beers in the series will be available exclusively at the Black Creek Historic Brewery, where they can be sampled during tours, or purchased in growlers for $16 (including tax and $4 deposit). Details about each beer will be posted on the Black Creek Growler blog as they are released.

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