As some of our loyal followers already know – our plans for our Estate Ale have been sunk by a band of rogue turkeys and a gaggle of Canada Geese! Last year we brewed our first Estate Ale – a beer made on site at Black Creek using barley and hops grown on site. We were very pleased with the results last year and planned to double the number of growlers available for sale by planting an additional barley field on our Schmidt-Dalziel Century Farm property. The combination of a drought this summer and the lack of people on the Schmidt-Dalziel property resulted in a band of very well fed turkeys and Canada Geese and no barley to brew with! While we plan to beef up security for next year’s harvest, Ed has saved the day with a replacement brew – a chocolate/raspberry porter. Ed says that this brew is a “rich malt oriented beer with an intense cocoa flavour and mild tart finish.” He plans to have about 35 growlers available for sale this weekend at Black Creek Historic Brewery. This brew is available only at Black Creek Pioneer Village – not through the LCBO – and only while supplies last!
Canada Geese in the Village