New Brew – Sweet Stout (Milk Stout)

Ed bottled up the batch of Sweet  Stout (or milk stout as they used to call it) and will have it ready for purchase tomorrow at Black Creek Historic Brewery.  It’s a big, bold, sweet stout that is as dark as it gets, with a big roasted grain flavour backed by some residual sweetness provided by the lactose he added during the boil. Lactose, an unfermentable sugar is a by-product of the cheese making industry. It’s a complex sugar which the brewer’s yeast can’t digest which leaves a pleasant sweet finish to the beer.  Milk beer was first invented in the 1870s.  John Henry Johnson applied for the first patent on a recipe for a milk beer in London in 1875.  Milk stouts were primarily brewed in England, and became increasingly popular in certain areas of England.  The longest continuously brewed commercial milk stout is Mackeson Stout which began brewing in 1907 and continues to be brewed today.  Come out to the Village this Thanksgiving weekend and try a sample or take home a growler while supplies last.  This brew is not available in LCBO stores.

Event – Octoberfest Beer and Cheese Tasting – October 11th

Come out on Thursday, October 11th and enjoy a pairing of local beers brewed in the German-Czech tradition, paired with artisan cheeses and accompaniments that are perfect for fall.  Join expert Julia Rogers of Cheese Culture and treat yourself to a rich journey into the delicious world of cheese.  Guests will sample five cheese varieties from Ontario and Quebec each paired with a selected Canadian craft beer, along with our popular fresh-baked bread.  This enjoyable evening includes a guided tour of the brewery.  The event begins at 7:00pm and tickets must be pre-purchased.  This event features our Pumpkin Ale along with other beers brewed by local craft brewers!

$32 per person, $29 for members (plus taxes). Call 416-667-6284 for tickets.