Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Let's Celebrate the Shortest Day of the Year!

So you say you need a reason to celebrate this time of year.  The Holiday's aren't doing it for you.  A beer release party isn't good enough.  Great food and a wonderful atmosphere isn't footing the bill.  Well hows about the shortest day of the year?  Cause you know what happens after the shortest day of the year?  Everyday for the next 6 months gets longer!  That's right folks, once the Solstice hits, we have 6 months of better lighting ahead.  And I don't know about you, but moving past this 430p sundown is reason enough to party.

So throw in the aforementioned beer release (Sawdust City's Lone Pine IPA), the great food and wonderful atmosphere (The Burger Bar @ College and Augusta) and you have a solid list of reasons to come out and celebrate.  Read this poster and tell me you don't want to join us for a night of fun -

I heard Randal the Enamel Animal may even make an appearance.  Good time folks, good times!  Take a look at some of the photos from our last release party at The Monk's Kettle.  A great new addition to the Toronto beer scene, The Monk's Kettle offers wonderful food in a warm, cozy atmosphere.  Did I mention they have a bottle list 70 beers deep and a tap list that would make anyone envious.  If you haven't made the trip out to the West end, I highly recommend it.  Here's a few shots from the Ol'Woody release party last week.

A good time was had by all.  Thanks again to Michael and Guy from The Monk's Kettle for hosting and taking a chance on us.  It's folks like those from the Monk's Kettle that help us craft brewers out and give us a chance to get our foot in the door.

Photo dump.  More random shots of lovely Golden Beach Pale Wheat!

Well that's about it for this time.  Until next time, keep the beer in your mugs and the sawdust beneath your feet.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Ol'Woody is on Deck!

Have you been to The Monk's Kettle?  Have you tried Sawdust City's newest beer, Ol'Woody Alt?  If you answered no to either of these questions, then we've got the cure for you!  This Thursday, December 15th, starting at 4p, The Monk's Kettle (3073 Bloor St. W) will be hosting a release party for Sawdust City's second release, Ol'Woody Alt. A traditional German Dusseldofr Alt, Ol'Woody is a great beer for a cool fall evening.  Paired with an appetizer created by The Monk's Kettle's chef, come out and try a sample of Ol'Woody in the pubs fantastic setting.

They'll be featuring Ol'Woody all evening but there will also be samples of our Golden Beach Pale Wheat available as well.  Hibernating until next Spring, this could be your last chance to try our inaugural brew before it disappears for the Winter.

So come out for some after work drinks or stay for a fantastic dinner prepared by The Monk's Kettle kitchen crew, either way it's a great way to warm up for the Holidays!

Anyhoo, that's about it for this now.  Until next time, keep the beer in your mugs and the sawdust beneath your feet.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Ol'Woody is Getting Wrapped Up

I'm a little early this week and I know, I  know another title with another double entendre...it's getting a little tired but seriously, the name warrants it.  Eitherwhich, Ol'Woody Alt is ready to hit the town, filtered yesterday and packaged tomorrow, he's all geared up and stoked to meet some new folks.  And he's getting a right proper welcome at The Monk's Kettle (www.themonkskettle.com) in Etobicoke too!

A new bar on the GTA beer scene, The Monk's Kettle has a cozy atmosphere and great food to boot, it's the perfect place to get acquainted with Ol'Woody.  So come on out, Thursday, December 15th to The Monk's Kettle (3073 Bloor St W) and try some of our new brew, the party starts around 4p.  Golden Beach Pale Wheat will be there too, we'll be sampling some of our first beer before it hibernates until next Spring.  So it's a "welcome party" and a "going away" party at the same time.
'Tis the season though and really do we need two more reasons to celebrate at this time of year?  Sure why not.

I'm certainly going to need it, at least after tomorrow. It's going to be a long day folks.  Not only are we packaging Ol'Woody (and then deliver him), but we'll be brewing our first batch of Lone Pine IPA tomorrow. too!  Check out the label -

It's going to be a super delicious, completely nutritious blend of West Coast hops and malt dear readers,so be sure to look for that at bars just before Christmas.

Until then, Ol'Woody is going to be out in full force at great beer bars across Toronto and Muskoka.  The Only Cafe (Congrats on 30 years!), Burger Bar, C'est What?, barVolo, The Griffin Gastropub along with the Monk's Kettle are just a few places you'll find Ol'Woody.

Anyhoo, that's about it for now.  Until next time, keep the beer in your mugs and the Sawdust beneath your feet.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Winter Has Sprung Up and so has Ol'Woody

'Tis Friday dear Readers and as such I finally have time to sit down and tell y'all about the week done past.
Ol'Woody Alt has finished fermenting and is resting quietly in the fermenter.  Aging, mellowing and ultimately getting in shape for its long voyage out to the bars across Toronto and up North to Muskoka.

Drastically different from our first release, Golden Beach Pale Wheat, a hop forward American style Pale Wheat, Ol'Woody Alt is a traditional German Dusseldorf Altbier.  Made with all German malt and hops, this light mahogany brown lagered ale has a nasty bitter bite but with enough malt body to balance it all out.

This particular style of Altbier hails from the German city of Dusseldorf.  Ever since visiting the city with my classmates at the VLB I've wanted to brew an Alt.  I had such a great time crusin' around the Altstadt jumping from brauhaus to brauhaus, drinking Alt until the sun went down and then came up again.  The city and the beer hold a special place in my heart.  And now with the Sawdust City Brewing Co finally underway, I finally have the chance to bring some of that beer back home!  Easy to drink and quite sessionable, Ol'Woody is perfect for a fall day at the pub.  So after December 9th, head out to a fine beer bar near you and sample one.  Here's a little description of Ol'Woody -

And what of the Golden Beach Pale Wheat?  Well it was another great week for our first release.  We've heard some wonderful reviews from the drinking public and we'd like to thank everyone that carried our beer and to those of you that made it out for a sample, cause if it wasn't for you, we'd have no reason make this beer.

Now it's Friday and I'm sure you're all really thirsty, so here's a few random shots people have sent us of Golden Beach Pale Wheat looking all sexy in a pint glass -

Oooo la la, how risque!  Hopefully that did the trick and got everyone all thirsty and ready to enjoy a few pints tonight!

Later this week we're going to be brewing our first batch of Lone Pine IPA, if all goes according to Hoyle, it should make it out to the taps just before Jolly Ol' St.Nick, so keep an eye on our facebook and twitter pages for further updates.

Anyhoo, I think that's about it for this time.  Until next time, keep the beer in your mugs and the sawdust beneath your feet.