TORONTO, ON – The connection between beer and sports often seems to be the exclusive domain of the large breweries, thanks to their multi-million dollar sponsorship deals with the major leagues. But a new craft brewery is out to show that the little guys can do sports too.
Founded by baseball-loving couple Mark and Mandie Murphy, Left Field Brewery is starting out as a contact brewery – producing beer at the Grand River Brewery in Guelph – while the Murphys lay down plans to open their own facility in Toronto.
Left Field will be launching with three beers developed by Mark, a graduate of the Niagara College brewing program. They include…
- Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale (5.5% ABV, 35 IBU) – “named after a seldom-thrown and unexpected pitch”.
- 6-4-3 Double IPA (8.4% ABV, 92 IBU) – “inspired by Baseball’s favourite double-play”.
- Maris* American Pale Ale (4.5% ABV, 30 IBU) – “brewed primarily with Maris Otter malt and named after Roger Maris, one of Baseball’s classic unsung heroes”.
Flagship brand Eephus will be on tap at several craft beer bars in Toronto soon, and all three beers will be available at the Left Field Home Opener launch event, taking place Friday April 5th at a location to be announced. More details will be posted when available on the Left Field Brewery Facebook page and soon to be launched website.