Black Creek Historic Brewery: Taste unique beers at Ontario's only working historic brewery

TORONTO, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Black Creek Historic Brewery, the only working historic brewery in Ontario, today announced a lineup of unique limited edition specialty ales planned for the 2014 season, available only at the Brewery located at Black Creek Pioneer Village (BCPV).

"Most of the beers in our 2014 lineup are seasonal favourites! This year we are introducing three new ales, Ginger Beer, Simcoe Hopped Ale and Barrel Aged Beer,"  said Ed Koren, Brewmaster, Black Creek Historic Brewery.  "Most of our ingredients are locally sourced and we use no artificial additives or preservatives.  This allows us to be creative with new recipes and experiment with unusual flavours. You can enjoy samples of our authentic Black Creek Historic Brewery ales here at our pub or pick-up a growler of ale to enjoy at home."

Black Creek Historic Brewery beers are sold in 64oz growlers. They cost $18, which includes the tax and a $4 refundable deposit for the growler. The growlers are available for sale in the Black Creek Historic Brewery.

Black Creek Historic Brewery Specialty Ales 2014

Available while supplies last beginning on dates listed below.

Apricot Ale May 17, 18, & 19

Ginger Beer June 14 & 15

Maple Porter July 1

Lemon Balm & Mint Pale Ale August 2

Simcoe Hopped Ale August 23

Fresh Hop/Wet Hop Pale Ale September  TBC

Barrel Aged Beer September 25

Sweet Stout October 11, 12 & 13 

Pumpkin Ale October 18, 19, 25 & 26

Estate Ale November TBC

Winter Warmer December 6

Black Creek Historic Brewery also regularly brews four styles of beer that were common beverages in Ontario during the 1860s - India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Porter and Stout.  Growlers of these brews are available for purchase and/or sampling throughout the year.

Visitors are also invited to take part in the Historic Brewery tour. After visiting the brewery and discovering how beer is made, they will enjoy three samples of our historic ales. Participants in the Beer Sampler program will sample beers brewed on-site and learn about drinking (and drinkers!) in the 1860s. These programs are available for an additional fee of $4.50 (tax included).

About Black Creek Historic Brewery

Located in Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Black Creek Historic Brewery is a working recreation of a 19th century brewery, an era when beer was both a popular beverage and a staple food. Using only period equipment and no electricity, the Brewery handcrafts the same ale varieties enjoyed in Ontario before Confederation. Open daily to the public, visitors can chat with the Brewmaster in costume or join guided tours and taste samples drawn from oak barrels. The beer can be enjoyed on the premises at the Black Creek Historic Brewery, or brought home in returnable "growlers." Black Creek Historic Brewery is a member of the Ontario Craft Brewers and is operated by Black Creek Pioneer Village in partnership with Pioneer Breweries Limited. For more information, visit http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca.

SOURCE: Black Creek Historic Brewery

For further information: Media Contact, Rowena Calpito, Black Creek Pioneer Village, 416.661.6600 ext 5632; rcalpito@trca.on.ca

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