Friday, 20 January 2012

All Aboard! Next Stop Uranus!

As January wraps up a new month beckons as does Sawdust City's next beer release!  That's right folks our first seasonal has been packaged into cask, keg and bottle and is ready for it's maiden voyage.  Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus is all set to hit the streets, so get it while you can cause there isn't much of it to go around.  We made a very small batch, only 500L of this luscious Imperial Stout was created, so keep your eyes out for it as it will soon be gone and it might be a while before it makes it's return.  It's a long way to Uranus don't you know.

8.5%, 85 IBU and 2.57billion SRM, this decadent treat is loaded with rich, sinful flavours of chocolate and espresso. It has a big bitter kick though, so approach with caution...this is not for the faint of heart.
Long, Dark Voyage will be at awesome beer bars around Toronto starting next week.  Look for it at barVolo, Burger Bar, Smokeless Joe's to name a few.  We're also branching out to the further reaches of the province as we will be sending our first few kegs out London way to be put on tap at the Gambrinus Bistro & Cafe.  A great beer bar, Sawdust City is happy to be able to find another home away from home, so thanks to Milo's and the rest of the crew at Gambrinus.  Of course, you'll also be able to find Long, Dark Voyage at our second home...the mighty Griffin Gastropub in Bracebridge, ON.  Re-opening on the 26th of January, the Griffin will be sporting a new look for the new year.  So come out and see what's changed and try a few pints while your ate it!

Other than that, Sawdust City is also pleased to announce that we will be a part of the 5th Annual Easter Seals Chili and Beer Fest in Barrie this year.  There is going to be great food, great beer and it's all for a great cause, so come on out and try some thing new Februrary 4th and 5th at the Southshore Community Center in lovely Barrie, ON.  Check out the website -

And that's not all folks, that same weekend Sawdust City will also be taking part in another festival, the legendary The Only Cafe's Winter Beer Fest on the Danforth in Toronto.  Along with a slew of other great craft breweries from across Ontario and the rest of the country, Sawdust City will be sampling some of it's beers, some come out and beat the winter blah's with a good ol'fashioned beer fest.  Who know's, Uranus might even make an appearance! Check out the website -

So even as we enter the dead of winter, Sawdust City is very much alive and kicking!  And we're only getting started folks, 2012 is going to be a big year for us, so we're going to try to keep up the momentum, releasing a few more of our Mainstay brands and maybe even another seasonal or two.  So keep an eye on this here blog, or follow us on our facebook page or our twitter account....heck you can follow us on, a new social website for beer lovers...check it out and then check in next time you're drinking a Sawdust City pint -

Anyhoo, that's about it for now.  Until next time, keep the beer in your mugs and the sawdust beneath your feet.

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