Apprentice at the Brewery

Ed and Jonathan busily stirring the mash in the historic brewery

This past weekend Black Creek Historic Brewery welcomed Jonathan Bordan as an apprentice for a day. Jonathan’s wife surprised him with the apprenticeship as a birthday present. She learned about the apprenticeship through their daughter Noa who is an avid volunteer in the Historic Interpretation department at Black Creek Pioneer Village.
Ed and Jonathan brewed a brown ale using the historic tools and recipes in the brewery at Black Creek Pioneer Village. It was Jonathan’s first try at brewing beer and he said “I like drinking beer, but really didn’t know what went into making it.” Now that he’s had the experience of brewing at Black Creek he’s considering creating his own beer at a ‘brew your own’ store!

If you’re interested in apprenticing in our historic brewery, or giving the gift of an apprenticeship to a friend or loved one, please call 416-667-6284. Apprenticeships are available most Saturdays and Sundays from May 1st through December Pre-registration at least one week ahead (preferably two!) of the desired date is required to allow time for costuming.
Price: $70/members, $75/non-members (taxes extra).

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Brews of the Week

This weekend the Black Creek Historic Brewery will have India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Porter and Stout for sale by the growler in our historic brewery located at Black Creek Pioneer Village. These brews are not available anywhere else, and are available in limited quantities! Stop by, say hi to Ed our Brewmaster and pick up a growler. For those interested in a tour, our signature ‘Field to Firkin’ tour will begin at 12:30. New this season, we are happy to offer the Beer Sampler, a tutored tasting with our beer expert anytime after 2:00pm down in the brewery. Tickets for the tour are $4.50 and available at our admissions desk and the sampler can be purchased in the brewery for $4.50 with admission to the Village. Have a great weekend!

Brews of the Week

This weekend the Black Creek Historic Brewery will have India Pale Ale, Brown Ale and Porter for sale by the growler in our historic brewery located at Black Creek Pioneer Village.  These brews are not available anywhere else, and are available in limited quantities!  Stop by, say hi to Ed our Brewmaster and pick up a growler.  For those interested in a tour, our signature ‘Field to Firkin’ tour will begin at 12:30.  New this season, we are happy to offer the Beer Sampler, a tutored tasting with our beer expert anytime after 2:00pm down in the brewery.  Tickets for the tour are $4.50 and available at our admissions desk and the sampler can be purchased in the brewery for $4.50 with admission to the Village.  Have a great weekend!

New Brew – India Pale Ale

Black Creek Historic Brewery is thrilled to announce our first historical brew of the season is now available at Black Creek Historic Brewery located in Black Creek Pioneer Village.  One of Ed’s signature recipes, the India Pale Ale features a bold hit of hops paired with a crisp pale malt flavour. 

A common belief is that the beer style we call India Pale Ale was created by English brewers trying to brew a beer capable of travelling all the way to India without spoiling.   Over on his blog Zythophile, Martyn Cornell disputes this story quite adeptly, it’s worth a read!

Growlers of our IPA are available on-site at Black Creek Pioneer Village exclusively until stock runs out!