TORONTO, ON – Black Creek Historic Brewery has announced that due to the departure of brewmaster Ed Koren, production at the brewery at Black Creek Pioneer Village will be shutting down for the rest of this year.
More details have been provided via a blog post:
Since we are dedicated to quality control and serving you the best beer possible, we are going to be switching gears a little bit. Brewing with the historic method using historic equipment by hand can be complex, and adequate time and understanding is needed for a brewmaster to begin brewing the excellent historic beers we pride ourselves on serving and selling. Because of this, we will be halting brewery production on site for the remainder of 2018. We still have some growlers in stock, likely until the beginning of September.
The post also notes that while on-site beer production will be halted, the brewery will remain open for guided tours, and will offer tastings of the commercial versions of Rifleman’s Ration Brown Ale and Canadian Frontier Best Bitter which will continue to be brewed at All or Nothing Brewhouse in Oakville.
Updated plans for the on-site Black Creek brewery will be announced in 2019.