2016: We’re Back!

Hello, Beer-Lovers!

It is good to see you all again! It’s been a long, cold (and busy…very busy) winter away from our lovely Black Creek Historic Brewery.

(I did try some interesting beers, though. Highlights include the Mean Old Tom—a mouthwatering stout from the Maine Beer Company—and the Koru—a Belgian pale ale with a New Zealand twist, from our friends at Beau’s All-Natural Brewing.)

But I know we’ve all missed Ed’s historic brews. Happily, Black Creek is now open for our 2016 season, and our fridges are already full! Currently, we have our Porter, Stout, and India Pale Ale all ready for purchase and sampling. And there’s more on the way! Here is our 2016 Specialty Ale Lineup!

*drumroll, please*


May – Apricot Ale

June – Ginger Ale

July – Maple Brown Ale

August – Simcoe Hopped Ale

September – Fresh Hop/Wet Hop Pale Ale

October – Whiskey Barrel Aged Brown Ale, Honey Brown Ale & Pumpkin Ale

November – Gingerbread Stout (Katie raises a curious, appreciative eyebrow)

December – Winter Warmer

What else can you expect for 2016?

More sampling!

That’s right, we now have another beer sampling block! From 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm daily, you can visit us in the historic brewery, try a flight, purchase/return growlers, and have a chat with your friendly neighbourhood Beer Experts.


Our ever-beloved Historic Brewery Tour is back! Pick up your tour ticket from Admissions, and then join us on the Half Way House porch, daily at 2:00 pm. We’ll meet 1860s drinkers and temperance advocates, explore brewing processes and ingredients, and lift a glass to Queen and Country!

John Lewis Krimmel 's "Village Tavern" (1814-1815).
First stop on the tour: our taproom, very similar to this one shown in John Lewis Krimmel ‘s “Village Tavern” (1814-1815).


Once again, Ed is looking for eager apprentices to brew side-by-side with him! Spend the day at the village learning brewing secrets straight from the master himself, join our Beer Expert on tour, and then take a growler home with you! Spots are filling fast (already!), so book early to avoid disappointment!

This Blog!

Yes, I have returned from my winter hibernation! Look for news, updates, and assorted beer history right here on this site—new posts go up on alternate Thursdays.


We’re really looking forward to another season at the Black Creek Historic Brewery, and we hope you are, too! It’s funny—every year in May, I shake my head, because I can’t imagine how we’ll fit all of our tours, specialty beers, events, and tastings in. There’s always so much happening at Black Creek!

And yet—and yet, the year flies by. It always does, when you’re having fun. 😀

We’re glad to be back. See you in the brewery!


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