Brews Fest Success

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in our third Brews Fest at Black Creek Pioneer Village.  Special thanks go out to our breweries, Black Oak, Railway City, Lake of Bays, Trafalgar Ales & Meads, Great Lakes and Cameron’s Brewing.  We had a great weekend, and met some fabulous craft beer enthusiasts.  We also met some people doing interesting things with beer, including soap maker Terry Lynn Empey.  Along with her husband Gino, they run Adelaide’s Bath and Body.  They make wonderful natural soap products using all kinds of ingredients including beer!  You can get her products online.  I also had the chance to talk to Ian Coutts, author of Brew North, a fabulous look at the history of commercial and craft brewing in Canada.  The book is available in most book stores or in our gift shop at Black Creek Pioneer Village.  It’s a great read with lots of pictures and side notes about your favourite breweries!

We were entertained by the always wonderful Brown Ale, and Glen Caradus and company performing as Wishing Well.  New to Black Creek was Bradleyboy, an amazing one man band!  Rounding out our performances were our workshops with music historian Ian Bell, Cheese and pairing expert Julia Rogers, and Beer Lovers’ Tour host Oliver Dawson.

Hope to see you next year at the 4th Annual Brews Fest!