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Black Creek Historic Brewery: Taste unique beers at Ontario's only working historic brewery

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Toronto: May 12, 2014 Black Creek Historic Brewery, the only working historic brewery in Ontario, today announced a lineup of unique limited edition specialty ales planned for the 2014 season, available only at the Brewery located at Black Creek Pioneer Village (BCPV).

"Most of the beers in our 2014 lineup are seasonal favourites! This year we are introducing three new ales, Ginger Beer, Simcoe Hopped Ale and Barrel Aged Beer,"
said Ed Koren, Brewmaster, Black Creek Historic Brewery. "Most of our ingredients are locally sourced and we use no artificial additives or preservatives. This allows us to be creative with new recipes and experiment with unusual flavours. You can enjoy samples of our authentic Black Creek Historic Brewery ales here at our pub or pick-up a growler of ale to enjoy at home."

Black Creek Historic Brewery beers are sold in 64oz growlers. They cost $18, which includes the tax and a $4 refundable deposit for the growler. The growlers are available for sale in the Black Creek Historic Brewery.

Black Creek Historic Brewery Specialty Ales 2014

Available while supplies last beginning on dates listed below.

Apricot Ale May 17, 18, & 19

Ginger Beer June 14 & 15

Maple Porter July 1

Lemon Balm & Mint Pale Ale August 2

Simcoe Hopped Ale August 23

Fresh Hop/Wet Hop Pale Ale September TBC

Barrel Aged Beer September 25

Sweet Stout October 11, 12 & 13

Pumpkin Ale October 18, 19, 25 & 26

Estate Ale November TBC

Winter Warmer December 6

Black Creek Historic Brewery also regularly brews four styles of beer that were common beverages in Ontario during the 1860s - India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Porter and Stout. Growlers of these brews are available for purchase and/or sampling throughout the year.

Visitors are also invited to take part in the Historic Brewery tour. After visiting the brewery and discovering how beer is made, they will enjoy three samples of our historic ales. Participants in the Beer Sampler program will sample beers brewed on-site and learn about drinking (and drinkers!) in the 1860s. These programs are available for an additional fee of $4.50 (tax included).

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About Black Creek Historic Brewery
Located in Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Black Creek Historic Brewery is a working recreation of a 19th century brewery, an era when beer was both a popular beverage and a staple food. Using only period equipment and no electricity, the Brewery handcrafts the same ale varieties enjoyed in Ontario before Confederation. Open daily to the public, visitors can chat with the Brewmaster in costume or join guided tours and taste samples drawn from oak barrels. The beer can be enjoyed on the premises at the Black Creek Historic Brewery, or brought home in returnable "growlers." Black Creek Historic Brewery is a member of the Ontario Craft Brewers and is operated by Black Creek Pioneer Village in partnership with Pioneer Breweries Limited. For more information, visit http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca.

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Media Contact
Rowena Calpito,
Black Creek Pioneer Village
416.661.6600 ext 5632; rcalpito@trca.on.ca

 


Black Creek Historic Brewery releases Historic Beers of Canada Gift Pack

- - Give a taste of history this holiday season-

(Toronto, November 28, 2013) Today, Black Creek Historic Brewery announced the release of the Historic Beers of Canada Gift Pack now available in select LCBO stores. The gift pack contains beer representing the first four decades of Black Creek Historic Brewery's Historic Beers of Canada' series, a lineup of the twelve distinct beers that represent each consecutive decade of Canadian and brewing history. All the beers are brewed from Canadian sourced hops and malt.

The four bottles in the gift pack include:

Rifleman's Ration: A light bodied brown ale that commemorates the years 1810 to 1819, to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. It has a full natural flavor and a wonderful lemony tang

Dray Horse Ale: A full bodied brown ale that represents the era of canal building from 1820 to 1829. During this time many of Canada's canals were being built. The motive power required to pull barges through the recently completed canals of Upper and Lower Canada was provided by large powerful dray horses.

Montgomery's Courage: A rye pale ale that represents the decade from 1830 - 1839, when there were revolts against unjust government rule in both Upper and Lower Canada. This amber ale is lightly carbonated and balanced to favour a slightly bitter hopping while delivering peppery, spicy notes with a bouquet reminiscent of ripe apples or calvados.

Riel's Dream: A wheat stout that represents the decade from 1840 - 849. This is the fourth in the series and the latest entry in the historic beer series. This defiant stout is brewed with Saskatchewan barley, Manitoba wheat and French Canadian hops. Diverse in pedigree, the style and region specific ingredients were selected by Black Creek to commemorate Louis Riel's Dream.

The Historic Beers of Canada Gift Pack is available for a limited time at select LCBO's, selling for $15.95 per pack with each pack containing four 500 ml bottles. To find a participating LCBO near you, search for the product #356196 at www.lcbo.com

To learn how beer was made in the 1800s and enjoy a tasting of historic ales, come for a tour of Black Creek Historic Brewery located at Black Creek Pioneer Village. For tour info please go to http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca/public-events/historic-brewery-tours.dot

About Black Creek Historic Brewery
Located in Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Black Creek Historic Brewery is a working recreation of a 19th century brewery, an era when beer was both a popular beverage and a staple food. Using only period equipment and no electricity, the Brewery handcrafts the same ale and porter varieties enjoyed in Ontario before Confederation. Open daily to the public, visitors can chat with the Brewmaster in costume or join guided tours and taste samples drawn from oak barrels. The beer can be enjoyed on the premises at the Black Creek Historic Brewery Restaurant and Pub, or brought home in returnable "growlers." Public events are held throughout the year at the Brewery; the facility is also available for corporate and private functions. Black Creek ales and porters sold off-site at LCBO stores are brewed at a commercial facility under the supervision of the Brewmaster. Black Creek Historic Brewery is a member of the Ontario Craft Brewers and is operated by Black Creek Pioneer Village in partnership with Pioneer Breweries Limited. For more information, visit http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca.

 

Black Creek Historic Brewery launches 2013 series of Limited Edition Specialty Ales

- Taste unique beers at Ontario's only working historic brewery-

Toronto: June 28, 2013- Black Creek Historic Brewery, the only working historic brewery in Ontario, has unveiled a list of unique limited edition specialty ales planned for the 2013 season, available only at the brewery located at Black Creek Pioneer Village (BCPV).

"Specialty beers are based on available seasonal ingredients and have always been popular with our visitors who are looking for unique locally brewed beers to try," said Nick Foglia, Senior Manager, Sales, Visitor & Food Services at Black Creek Pioneer Village.

The brewery recreates the techniques, tools and recipes used by brewers in Ontario in the 1860s. The equipment is made mainly of wood and copper, and the beer ferments the way it did in the old days, in wooden barrels. Beers are brewed using historical recipes, without the use of electricity, any stainless steel tanks or bottling plants. The beers are not carbonated which provides a different taste when compared to the commercially brewed beer of today.

Black Creek Historic Brewery beers are sold in 64oz growlers. They cost $18, which includes the tax and a $4 refundable deposit for the growler. The growlers are available for sale in the Black Creek Historic Brewery and the Half Way House restaurant.

Visitors to BCPV are invited to take part in the Historic Brewery tour. After visiting the brewery and discovering how beer is made, they will enjoy three samples of our historic ales. Participants in the Beer Sampler program will sample beers brewed on-site and learn about drinking (and drinkers!) in the 1860s. These programs are available for an additional fee of $4.50 (tax included).

Black Creek Historic Brewery Specialty Ales 2013

July

July 1 (Canada Day)
Maple Porter
July 13 & 14 (Carnival)
Raspberry Porter

August

August 24 - (Hop Harvest)
Lemon Balm & Mint Pale Ale


September
Fresh Hop/Wet Hop Pale Ale
September 28 & 29 (Pumpkin & Apple Days)
Harvest Brown Ale or Autumn Ale flavoured with Sweet Potatoes

October
October 12, 13, 14 (Thanksgiving)
Sweet Stout

October 19, 20, 26, 27 Howling Hootenanny)
Pumpkin Ale

November
Estate Ale

 
December
December (weekends beginning December 7)
Winter Warmer

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About Black Creek Historic Brewery
Located in Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Black Creek Historic Brewery is a working recreation of a 19th century brewery, an era when beer was both a popular beverage and a staple food. Using only period equipment and no electricity, the Brewery handcrafts the same ale and porter varieties enjoyed in Ontario before Confederation. Open daily to the public, visitors can chat with the Brewmaster in costume or join guided tours and taste samples drawn from oak barrels. The beer can be enjoyed on the premises at the Black Creek Historic Brewery Restaurant and Pub, or brought home in returnable "growlers." Public events are held throughout the year at the Brewery; the facility is also available for corporate and private functions. Black Creek ales and porters sold off-site at LCBO stores are brewed at a commercial facility under the supervision of the Brewmaster. Black Creek Historic Brewery is a member of the Ontario Craft Brewers and is operated by Black Creek Pioneer Village in partnership with Pioneer Breweries Limited. For more information, visit http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca.

 

Dray Horse Ale Arrives for the Fall Season

-Dray Horse Ale the second offering in a series of historic beers of Canada by Black Creek Historic Brewery -

(Toronto-November 6) Following the successful launch of the series of the ‘Historic Beers of Canada', Black Creek Historic Brewery introduces Dray Horse Ale. The new ale is part of a lineup of the twelve distinct beers that represent each consecutive decade of Canadian and brewing history.

Dray Horse Ale represents the era of canal building from 1820 to 1829. During this time many of Canada's canals were being built. The Lachine Canal was built between 1821 and 1824. Construction of the first Welland Canal commenced in 1824 and was completed in 1829. The Rideau Canal was first dug in 1826 and was finally completed in 1832. Construction of the Desjardin Canal commenced in 1827. The motive power required to pull barges through the recently completed canals of Upper and Lower Canada was provided by large powerful dray horses.

"Dray Horse Ale is a hefty, full bodied brown ale that is very representative of this decade in Canadian history," said Ed Koren, Brewmaster at Black Creek Pioneer Village. "Dray Horse uses 100 per cent Ontario grown hops and malt to produce a rich and robust ale. At 5% alcohol this flavourful ale is perfectly suited to the Fall and Winter Season."

Dray Horse Ale is a seasonal beverage available at select LCBOs, selling for just $3.95 a bottle (500ml). To find a participating LCBO near you, search the Dray Horse Ale product #309633.

To see the production process and have a tasting of this and other historic beers, come for a tour of Black Creek Historic Brewery, which offers daily tours at 2:00pm. For tour info please go to http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca/public-events/historic-brewery-tours.dot

 

About Black Creek Historic Brewery
Located in Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Black Creek Historic Brewery is a working recreation of a 19th century brewery, an era when beer was both a popular beverage and a staple food. Using only period equipment and no electricity, the Brewery handcrafts the same ale and porter varieties enjoyed in Ontario before Confederation. Open daily to the public, visitors can chat with costumed interpreters or join guided tours and taste samples drawn from oak barrels. The beer can be enjoyed on the premises at the Black Creek Historic Brewery Restaurant and Pub, or brought home in returnable "growlers." Public events are held throughout the year at the Brewery; the facility is also available for corporate and private functions. Black Creek ales and porters sold off-site at LCBO stores are brewed at a commercial facility under the supervision of the Brewmaster. Black Creek Historic Brewery is a member of the Ontario Craft Brewers and is operated by Black Creek Pioneer Village in partnership with Pioneer Breweries Limited. For more information, visit http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca.

About Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village is Toronto's premier outdoor living history museum. Visitors can explore heritage homes and buildings restored to re-create an 1860s Ontario village. Historic interpreters in period dress demonstrate how villagers lived, worked and played. The Village hosts learning programs and special events that highlight local heritage and culture. The tranquil setting, rural landscapes, heritage gardens and period farm animal breeds make Black Creek Pioneer Village the perfect place to break out of the modern world and journey into the past. Located in north Toronto, Black Creek Pioneer Village is owned and operated by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). For more information please visit www.blackcreek.ca

Black Creek Pioneer Village acknowledges support from the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto, and the public.

 

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Media Contact
Rowena Calpito,
Black Creek Pioneer Village 416.661.6600 ext 5632; rcalpito@trca.on.ca

 


Celebrate the Fall Season with a pint of Pumpkin Ale

-Say Cheers to Pumpkin Flavours with this new spicy beer from Black Creek Historic Brewery -

(Toronto-September 17) Black Creek Historic Brewery, today announced the launch of Black Creek Pumpkin Ale with a limited release at select LCBO stores for the 2012 Fall season. The new beer captures the essence of pumpkin pie that's rich in aroma and spicy in flavour. The beer uses real pumpkin in the brew kettle and is infused with a blend of spices including nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon prior to fermentation. The result is golden ale heady in spices and flavor. All beers from Black Creek reflect Ontario's brewing heritage using only barley, hops, water, yeast and unique flavours typical to the Ontario countryside. Keeping with tradition, Black Creek Historic Brewery uses only Ontario grown hops in its beers.

"We're excited to bring Pumpkin Ale for the first time to LCBO stores," said Nick Foglia, Senior Manager at Black Creek Historic Brewery. "We've brewed this beer on location at the Historic Brewery at Black Creek Pioneer Village in past years and it's always been very popular with our visitors! Just one sip of this beer and all you'll think about is Mom's pumpkin pie. It's a great beer to have with holiday meals from roast turkey, chicken or pork roast. "

Black Creek Pumpkin Ale (#311225) retails for $3.95 per 500 mL (pint) bottle. LCBO customers can search the LCBO website, www.lcbo.com to locate stores offering the product, or simply ask for it at their local outlet.

In addition to their commercial brewery, Black Creek Historic Brewery also runs an authentic working historic brewery at Black Creek Pioneer Village where visitors can tour, taste, learn the history of beer in Canada, pick up a growler of ale and savour a meal at the Black Creek Brewery Restaurant.

Black Creek Pumpkin Ale brewed in the Historic Brewery is also available during Black Creek Pioneer Village's Howling Hootenanny event on October 27. Stop by to pick up a 64 oz growler ($16 which includes taxes and a refundable deposit) or drop by to sample this latest creation. Samples of three different types of beer (3 x 4oz) that are brewed on-site are available for sale in the Brewery only. The cost for the sampler pack is $4.50 (tax included).

Like all Black Creek beers, the Pumpkin Ale is based on historic recipes from the mid-1800s and incorporates brewing techniques from the same period.

 

About Black Creek Historic Brewery
Located in Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Black Creek Historic Brewery is a working recreation of a 19th century brewery, an era when beer was both a popular beverage and a staple food. Using only period equipment and no electricity, the Brewery handcrafts the same ale and porter varieties enjoyed in Ontario before Confederation. Open daily to the public, visitors can chat with Brewmaster in costume or join guided tours and taste samples drawn from oak barrels. The beer can be enjoyed on the premises at the Black Creek Historic Brewery Restaurant and Pub, or brought home in returnable "growlers." Public events are held throughout the year at the Brewery; the facility is also available for corporate and private functions. Black Creek ales and porters sold off-site at LCBO stores are brewed at a commercial facility under the supervision of the Brewmaster. Black Creek Historic Brewery is a member of the Ontario Craft Brewers and is operated by Black Creek Pioneer Village in partnership with Pioneer Breweries Limited. For more information, visit http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca.

Black Creek Pioneer Village acknowledges support from the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto, and the public.

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Media Contact
Rowena Calpito,
Toronto and Region Conservation 416.661.6600 ext 5632; rcalpito@trca.on.ca

 


New Series of Limited Edition Specialty Ales Planned at Black Creek Historic Brewery

- Get a taste of unique beers at Ontario's only historic brewery-

Toronto: June 13, 2012... Black Creek Historic Brewery, the only working historic brewery in Ontario, today announced a list of unique specialty limited availability ales being planned for the 2012 season, available only at the brewery located at Black Creek Pioneer Village.

"The list of specialty beers was developed based on ingredients that would have been available or grown locally in the 1860's - such as maple syrup or lemon balm," said Ed Koren, Brewmaster, Black Creek Historic Brewery. "We also tried to match the specialty brews with special events taking place at Black Creek Pioneer Village, such as brewing the pumpkin beer during Halloween Hootenanny".

Black Creek Historic Brewery Specialty Ales 2012

June 16 & 17 (Battle of Black Creek): Spruce Beer

July 1 (Canada Day): Maple Beer

July 28 & 29 (Quilt Festival): Raspberry Ale

August 11 & 12: Lemon Balm Beer

August 18 & 19: Sage Beer

September 15 (Pioneer Festival): Fresh Hop/Wet Hop Pale Ale

October 6 - 8 (Thanksgiving): Sweet Stout

October 27 (Howling Hootenanny): Pumpkin Ale

November: Estate Ale (1 mile beer)

December weekends beginning December 1: Winter Warmer

The specialty beers are sold in 64oz growlers. They cost $16, which includes the tax and a $4 refundable deposit for the growler. The growlers are available for sale in the Black Creek Historic Brewery and the restaurant.

Three beer samples are given out during the tours (3 x 4oz). Samples of three different types of beer (3 x 4oz) that are brewed on-site are available for sale in the Brewery only. The cost for the sampler pack is $4.50 (tax included).

The growlers are hand crafted in small batches consisting of approximately 30 growlers each. They are brewed using historical recipes without the use of electricity or refrigeration, no stainless steel tanks or bottling plants. The beers are also not carbonated which is one of the biggest differences compared to the commercially brewed beer of today.

The brewery recreates the techniques, tools and recipes used by brewers in 1860s Ontario. The equipment is made mainly of wood and copper, and the beer ferments the way it did in the old days, with wooden barrels to age the beer. The Brewmaster completes the brewing process by hand.

Black Creek Historic Brewery is operated at Black Creek Pioneer Village where visitors can tour, taste, learn the history of beer in Canada, pick up a growler of ale and savour a meal at the Black Creek Brewery Restaurant. For more information about these specialty brews and their availability, check out the Black Creek Growler Blog .


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About Black Creek Historic Brewery
Located in Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Black Creek Historic Brewery is a working recreation of a 19th century brewery, an era when beer was both a popular beverage and a staple food. Using only period equipment and no electricity, the Brewery handcrafts the same ale and porter varieties enjoyed in Ontario before Confederation. Open daily to the public, visitors can chat with the Brewmaster in costume or join guided tours and taste samples drawn from oak barrels. The beer can be enjoyed on the premises at the Black Creek Historic Brewery Restaurant and Pub, or brought home in returnable "growlers." Public events are held throughout the year at the Brewery; the facility is also available for corporate and private functions. Black Creek ales and porters sold off-site at LCBO stores are brewed at a commercial facility under the supervision of the Brewmaster. Black Creek Historic Brewery is a member of the Ontario Craft Brewers and is operated by Black Creek Pioneer Village in partnership with Pioneer Breweries Limited. For more information, visit http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca.

 

Media contact:

Rowena Calpito
Black Creek Pioneer Village
416-661-6600 ext 5632
rcalpito@trca.on.ca

 

 


 

Black Creek Historic Brewery Takes a Modern Classic Back To Its Roots

Craft Brewery Releases Vintage Made ‘Rifleman’s Ration’ Beer to Commemorate 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

(Toronto—June 8) – Black Creek Historic Brewery introduces a brand new beer, Rifleman’s Ration Ale, the first of a series of twelve ‘Historic Beers of Canada’ to be released by the brewery. Each of the twelve distinct beers is designed to capture the feel and flavor of a specific era in Canadian history. Rifleman Ration Ale commemorates the years 1810 to 1819, to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

“Made from 100% Ontario ingredients, the Rifleman’s Ration is a brown ale with a full natural flavor and a wonderful lemony tang,” says Black Creek Brewmaster, Ed Koren. “This beer is ideal for the BBQ season – it goes great with beef kabobs, bison burgers or steak.”

For die hard history buffs and hailing Brits, a true English ale should be served and consumed at room temperature, however, Rifleman’s Ration beer can be thoroughly enjoyed both warm and chilled – a creature comfort, especially as we approach the warm and stuffy summer months.

The bottle’s label is adorned with the image of a 19th century colonial British line soldier, or ‘Red Coat’, who, as part of his service, would have been issued with an extra paycheck exclusively for the purchasing of beer. British commanders approved of the consuming and purchasing of beer because it helped stimulate the regional economy through the sale of grains and hops by local farmers. Black Creek Historic Brewery has embraced this practical interest in local produce, and sought to recreate this time-honoured beverage to transport people’s imaginations – and taste buds – back through time.

Rifleman’s Ration beer is a seasonal beverage available until August at select LCBOs and at Black Creek Pioneer Village, selling for just $3.95 a bottle (500ml). To find a participating LCBO near you, search the Rifleman Ration product #294272.

To see the production process and have a tasting of this and other historic beers, come for a tour of Black Creek Historic Brewery, which offers daily tours at 2:00pm. For tour info please go to http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca/public-events/historic-brewery-tours.dot

Media Contacts

David Svaluto, Toronto and Region Conservation 416-660-0638; dsvaluto@trca.on.ca

Rowena Calpito, Toronto and Region Conservation 416.661.6600 ext 5632; rcalpito@trca.on.ca

 

 


 

Black Creek Historic Brewery and the Quest for a "One-Mile Beer"

Local history inspires a local food project in Toronto

Toronto: September 29, 2011

Black Creek Historic Brewery has embarked on a quest to brew its first, and possibly Canada's only, One-Mile Beer - made from ingredients grown on site at Black Creek Pioneer Village, and brewed with the same equipment and techniques that were used by early Ontario settlers in the 19th century. If successful, 30 to 35 "Growlers" (two liter jugs) of the handcrafted ale will be ready in late-October for purchase.

"Ultimately, the goal is to create a self-sufficient production process for truly local beer," said Chris Bagley, general manager of Black Creek Pioneer Village.) "It's a fascinating experiment, not only because it teaches us about the past, but also as a laboratory for learning about sustainability and local agriculture in our time."

The notion of the "100-Mile Diet" from the book of same name by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, has become increasingly popular in recent years as people look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, while supporting local farmers and sustainable development. However, crafting a truly local beer has proven a difficult challenge for microbreweries.

"Estate ales, as they were called, were once quite common, with ingredients typically grown very close to the brewery," said Ed Koren, brewmaster at the Black Creek Historic Brewery. "With the modernization of brewing, the local aspect of beer-making has been lost. We're doing our part to bring it back."

Two years ago, Black Creek Pioneer Village started a hops garden and earlier this spring planted half an acre of barley. In August the barley crop was harvested, dried and threshed - all by hand. The barley will be malted and roasted off-site and then returned to the Black Creek for brewing in October. In the coming years the Black Creek Historic Brewery plans to expand the barley crop, and do its own malting, roasting and milling in the Village.

"What the Black Creek Brewery is doing is not easy," said Brett Joyce, president of Rogue Ales, a craft brewery in Oregon which owns several hops and barley farms. "Growing your own ingredients requires patience, willingness to absorb risk and capital investment. But there are big benefits if you succeed. People like to know where their food comes from. Raising your own ingredients teaches you a lot, and beer is worth learning about. Barley and hops are just as interesting, and important, as grapes are for wine."

Meanwhile the Black Creek Historic Brewery continues to brew new batches of its other beers weekly, including porter, brown ale, IPA and stout. Lively tours of the brewery are offered daily at Black Creek Pioneer Village. The tours include samples of beer drawn straight from the barrels. Visitors can also buy returnable two-litre growlers of Black Creek ale to enjoy at home.

Black Creek Pioneer Village is located at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto (one block east of Jane St., south off Steeles Avenue, right next to York University). The Village is south east of Hwy 7 and Hwy 400. Parking is available on site. For more information on the Black Creek Historic Brewery, visit http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca, or call (416) 736-1733.

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Media contacts:
Rowena Calpito
Toronto and Region Conservation
rcalpito@trca.on.ca
(416) 661-6600 ext 5632


About Black Creek Historic Brewery

Located in Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Black Creek Historic Brewery is a working recreation of a 19th century brewery, an era when beer was both a popular beverage and a staple food. Using only period equipment and no electricity, the Brewery handcrafts the same ale and porter varieties enjoyed in Ontario before Confederation. Open daily to the public, visitors can chat with Brewmasters in costume or join guided tours and taste samples drawn from oak barrels. The beer can be enjoyed on the premises at the Black Creek Historic Brewery Restaurant and Pub, or brought home in returnable "growlers." Public events are held throughout the year at the Brewery; the facility is also available for corporate and private functions. The Brewery is operated by Black Creek Pioneer Village in partnership with Pioneer Breweries Limited. For more information, visit http://www.blackcreekbrewery.ca.


About Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village is Toronto's premier outdoor living history museum. Visitors can explore heritage homes and buildings restored to re-create an 1860s Ontario village. Historic interpreters in period dress demonstrate how villagers lived, worked and played. The Village hosts learning programs and special events that highlight local heritage and culture. The tranquil setting, rural landscapes, heritage gardens and period farm animal breeds make Black Creek Pioneer Village the perfect place to break out of the modern world and journey into the past. Located in north Toronto, Black Creek Pioneer Village is owned and operated by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). For more information please visit www.blackcreek.ca.

 

Black Creek Pioneer Village acknowledges support from the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto, and the public.