Tuesday, 8 January 2013

It's Baaaacckkk! Or better yet...It's in the Baccckkk!

Well it's a new year, 2012 has come and gone like a fart in the wind.  So let me get out in front of this issue and address the 43,587 lb gorilla in the room, no we do not have a building.  If you take a look up to the title of this here blog, it most definitely says, The Dust Will Fly in 2012...we'll that didn't so much happen.  But we are working on it, my gosh are we working on it....I promise you that. And I'm gonna go out on a big ol'limb here and make a truly bold prognostication...The Dust Will Fly in 2013! You heard it here first folks.  I'm that confident.

So there you have it, the future has been told! Now just sit back, relax, grab a beer and watch while it all conveniently folds out in front of you....EXACTLY ACCORDING TO PLAN!

That's right, according to plan, and speaking of plans, we gots lots of plans for this here 2013, just check out these events and happenings that we already got lined up for this very new year.

First up, we have the release of this years version of "Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus".  That's right folks, our Uranal Imperial Stout is back.  For those of you new to Sawdust City, here is the label from our Winter Seasonal, take a gander...

Now we've tweeked a few things this time around, but for the most part Uranus is exactly the same as you remember it...big and black...but this year, we've put some wood in it!  Take another gander...

The Whiskey Barrel Aged version should be ready in about a month, but the "straight up" Uranus should be hittin' yer local beer pubs any day now, in fact, a few casks have already gone out.  Along with said casks, we'll also have kegs and bottles available, so keep an eye out and be sure to ask for a pint of Uranus.
(Also, here is a little hint for later this year.  Now don't go tellin' everyone, but Uranus will be popping up on the shelves of a certain Ontario liquor retailer in the Fall of 2013.  Shhhhh, it's our little secret)

Next up the boys from the Griffin Gastropub will be putting on their next Craft Beer Events show at The 2013 Cannington Dog Sled Winter Festival and Sawdust City will be there.  On January 25, 26, 27 along with 6 other Ontario Craft breweries, 2 Wineries and a bunch of husky's, we will not only be pouring some of our wares, but we'll also be brewing a beer on site!  We're not sure what we're brewing yet, but rest assured it will be fun. If you got any ideas, feel free to post them here.  So if your on the prowl for some winter, beery fun, come out to Cannington, ON and peep a Dog Sled Race!  Check the link for more info -


Right after we get back from Cannington, I'm off to lovely Baie-Saint-Paul in La Belle Province.  About an hour North of Quebec City, Baie-Saint-Paul is home to one of Canada's finest breweries, Microbrasserie Charlevoix.  Some of you may recall that last year, along with Black Oak and Charlevoix, we brewed a special 10th Anniversary beer for the CBAs in Montreal...if you don't remember, here is the label

A cross between a Belgian Dubbel and an American IPA, How Do You Say Monkey in Latin? was a hit, and Frederick Tremblay, Brewmaster and President of Microbrasserie Charlevoix like it so much that he invited me out to his brewery to brew the 2013 version of How Do You Say Monkey in Latin?  Needless to say, I'm pretty excited. Not only is Frederick an all around nice guy, but he's also a fantastic brewer so any chance I get to see him in action is an amazing opportunity.  Now, I'm not sure of the legalities of bringing beer back from Quebec, but I'm guessing you may see a keg pop up somewhere in Ontario in 2013!

But we ain't done yet! No, we still gots a few more events right around the corner.  On Thursday, February 7th, we'll be doing a beer dinner at Imbibe Food & Drink in Kitchener, ON.  The details are still being worked out, but we'll be pouring at LEAST 5 different brands that night and they will all be paired with the fantastic food from Imbibe.  So if you are in the tri-city area on February 7th, come out to Imbibe for some great food and tasty beer!  We'll be sending out details closer to the date, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, check out their Facebook page or better yet pop on into Imbibe for some Ontario Craft Beer -


Just three short days later on Sunday, February 10th we're off to one of Toronto's finest beer pubs, The Rhino, for their 1st Annual Winter Beer Fest. Hosted by CDN Beer News.  You may recall their 1st annual Summer Beer Fest this past summer, well this event is proving to be even bigger!  We will see at least 18 breweries from across the province descend upon the small neighbourhood of Parkdale for an all out Winter Beer Bash.  With everyone bringing big Winter Warmer style beers, don't be afraid of the cold...there will be plenty to keep you warm.  To purchase tickets or to get more information about the event, check the link -


Finally, at the very end of the month on Wednesday, February 27th, we will be heading to London, ON for another CDN Beer News Event.  Sawdust City Brewing Co, Milos' Craft Beer Emporium and CDN Beer News are putting on a special beer dinner at Milos' Craft Beer Emporium.  Now Milos is known for throwin' some pretty awesome beer events, so we got our work cut out for us.  But rest assured we'll do our best to keep up Milos' reputation as the top beer guy in South Western Ontario.  Again, the details are still gettin' hammered out, but count on around 7-8 different beers being available that night.  For more information, keep an eye out here or pop by Milos' webpage, check the link -


Like I said, it's still a very new year and lots of events are still popping up, even as I type this I got a text from Fabian and it looks like we'll be taking part in The Only Cafe Winter Fest on Friday, Feb 22...now that's "real time" for ya folks!  Unless of course your reading this post at a much later date, in which case it's very, very old news....whatever.  Point is, things are happening, so keep an eye on our blog, facebook and twitter feeds for more updates!

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