Friday, 8 February 2013

Snowed In

Well as I sit here, hunkered down in my in-laws basement, watching Battlestar Gallactica and occasionally staring out the window to watch Old Man Winter shake his crusty old hand at all us down here on planet earth, I get to a thinkin' about some good news....we’re halfway through winter! Then I get all hypnotized by all them there falling flakes and I does a little more ponderin' and I'm thinking about the bad news....we’re only half way through winter.

Now I’m not too sure if yer a glass half empty or a glass half full kinda person, cause right now it could go either way, but no matter how you lean on that age ol' question, we here at Sawdust City have some news that’ll help you get through the rest of this here northern Winter.  See the Spring ain't that far off now and we just done heard summpin' that will surely get you stoked for the warmer temps of Spring.  Our Lone Pine IPA has been accepted by the LCBO as a general list and will be hitting the shelves come this April!  So if the Winter blahs done got ya down, fear not Spring is nigh and the hops will be waiting patiently for you at yer local LCBO.

Now that there little introduction may have been downright self serving, but I ain't nearly done tootin' our horn, cause we done gots more more good news about our little operation.  Sawdust City has officially purchased a brand spankin' new 25 hectoliter brew house from the good folks at DME.  A great Canadian company from PEI, DME has been producing brew houses and brewing equipment for the better part of a quarter century and now we be putting our eggs in there proverbial basket and we couldn't be happier about it.

The delivery date on our new DME brew house is May 10, which by my calculations is approximately....oh, I don't know...really soon.  So that don't leave us much time to get all our little ducks in a row. And where we gonna put this new brew house you ask? Well that still remains to be seen, but from all accounts we should know by the end of next week and once I do my friends, I will be screaming it from the hill tops.  Now rest assured it will be in the lovely town of Gravenhurst, ON, don't worry about that, just keep your eyes and ears tuned to our Facebook & Twitter pages cause like I said, once I hear I'll be lettin' the world know.

Well sheesh, that's all the news I gots right now folks, hope that'll tide you over for now cause April 1 and May 10th are quickly creepin' up. Now don't get me wrong, we won't just be sittin' around waiting for those dates to pop up, we here at Sawdust City are going to be keepin' ourselves plenty busy.  Take for example, this weekend we are going to be at The Rhino for their 1st annual Winter Beer Fest.  We'll be pouring a cask of The Pale Mexican Rides Again Guava  Pale Ale a collaboration brew we did with Chris Burek one the people behind the beer blog, Mom'n'Hops
and The Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus our Uranal Imperial Stout.  If you wanna buy tickets or if you just wanna see what other great Ontario craft brewers are gonna be there, check out the website -

Two weeks after that, we'll be at another of Toronto's finest beer bars, The Only Cafe for their Winter Beer Fest.  Friday, February 22nd we'll be on hand as a number of Ontario's best craft breweries descend upon the Danforth for another beer bash of epic proportions.  For the first time in Toronto, we'll be pouring our Whiskey Aged Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus as well as some other treats.  Keep yer eye on their website for more information -

That same weekend, we'll be up in Gravenhurst for the Annual Winter Carnival pouring our Gateway Kolsh, Ol'Woody Alt and Skinny Dipping Stout.  There will be lots of events and tons to see and do around the town, so if you happen to be up in Northern Ontario from February 22-24.  For more information drop by the website -

Lastly, on Wednesday, February 27th we're going to be in London, ON for a big beer dinner at Milos' Craft Beer Emporium.  Now Milos' has a history of throwin' some big beer bashes at his place, so we'll have our work cut out for us....but we here at Sawdust City love a challenge!  Presented by Canadian Beer News, this beer dinner is going to feature upwards of 11 Sawdust City brands, 5 of which will be paired with the fantastic food created at Milos' own kitched, the rest will be there just for pure enjoyment.  We'll have 3 versions of Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus, 2 versions of our Alt, Lone Pine IPA, Gateway Kolsch, Skinny Dipping Stout, Skinny Dipping with Friends, COCKpuncher IIPA and a totally new and as of yet, "unnamed" Saison,  Again, if you wants to buy tickets or if you just wants some more informations please check out the website -

February is shaping up to be a big month for Sawdust City but with all the new things comin' down the pike, it's only gonna get busier.  So comeback real soon to this here blog or keep an eye on our Facebook page or our Twitter feeds for more up to date information.

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