Here at Black Creek Historic Brewery, we regularly brew four styles of beer that were common beverages during the 1860s - India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Porter and Stout. Between June and December, we also offer a lineup of specialty single batch beers. Enjoy!
SPECIALTY ALES 2013
June 1 & 2 Fruit Beer
June 15 & 16 (Battle of Black Creek) Spruce Beer
July 1 (Canada Day) Maple Porter
July 13 & 14 Raspberry Porter
August 24 Lemon Balm & Mint Pale Ale
Fresh Hop/Wet Hop Pale Ale
September 28 & 29 Autumn Ale, flavoured with Sweet Potatoes
October 12, 13, 14 Sweet Stout
October 19, 20, 26, 27 Pumpkin Ale
December 7 Winter Warmer
AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO
Black Creek Pumpkin Ale is a seasonal beverage available at select LCBOs and at Black Creek Pioneer Village; the Black Creek Pumpkin Ale at the LCBO.
Rifleman's Ration beer is a seasonal beverage available until the end of October at select LCBOs and at Black Creek Pioneer Village; the Rifleman Ration at the LCBO.
Black Creek Historic Brewery Introduces
its second offering; the Pale Ale at the LCBO
Also available in LCBO released in November 2010
the Black Creek Porter at the LCBO
but this is a seasonal offering and is only available in the LCBO while quantities last or on request!
Check the store availability here >
Black Creek Historic Brewery is a member of the Ontario Craft Brewers. Both the Pale Ale and Porter varieties that retail through the LCBO are brewed at a commercial brewing facility under the watchful eye of Brewmaster Koren.
AVAILABLE AT THE BREWERY
Develop a Taste for History
You can enjoy a pint of authentic Black Creek Historic Brewery ale here at our pub or in the comfort of the Brewery restaurant. Or pick-up a growler of ale to enjoy at home. Keep the growler as a souvenir, or bring it back for a refill anytime!
Beer is a pretty simple drink and the basic recipe hasn’t changed much: water, malted barley (or some other grain, such as wheat), hops and yeast. The art of brewing lies in slight variations in temperature, timing or ingredients. This is how we get the many different varieties of beer available today.
At Black Creek Historic Brewery we regularly brew four styles of beer that were common beverages in Ontario during the 1860s - India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Porter and Stout. We usually have a combination of three of the four available for purchase and/or sampling.
All of our ingredients are locally sourced, and other than hops, (which was originally introduced as a preservative), we use no artificial additives or preservatives. Our beers ferment in real wooden barrels.
Our bottled beers are bottle-conditioned, meaning that the carbonation arises naturally from the addition of yeast to each bottle.
India Pale Ale - The flavour of India Pale Ale comes from its hops. India Pale Ale, our most bitter style, dates to when the British Empire had thirsty troops stationed in India. Hops, as a natural preservative, kept the beer fresh on its voyage east.
Brown Ale - Brown ale is characterized by a warm caramel chocolate flavour drived from the roasted malts used to make it. Brown Ales, also known as Dark Ales, were the most popular beer in the 19th century.
Porter - Porter's deep-mahogany colour comes from a darkly roasted malt. The flavour varies from slightly nutty with burnt grain hints to bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Originating as a distinct style in the 1700s, its name comes from the hardworking porters of London who enjoyed this inexpensive, fortifying drink.
Stout - Stout is a Porter gone mad. In fact the style was known as "Stout Porter" well into the 19th century. Using extra-darkly roasted grains means chocolate and coffee flavours are more intense, and the sweetness that one finds in Porter is lacking.
Other Beers - Through the year, we will also be offering special single batch beers such as Raspberry Porter and Pumpkin Ale. Check out our blog for the latest news on specialty brews.