Wednesday, 1 May 2013

May Day!

Howdy y'all! So, April passed over like a sound. Dang thing moved so fast, I prit-near missed it!  Luckily we done grabbed it by its hind legs and wrastled it to the ground.  Good thing too, cause right there, just at the end, we done won some of these!

Yep, that's right folks, we took home three awards at this years OBA's, which was held last night at The Gladstone in downtown Toronto.  Sheesh, if I done my maths right, that's 3 times gooder than last year. Well dang if we ain't just tickled pink by it too.  2 Silvers and a Bronze. Not too bad. Not too bad.

Our Skinny Dipping Stout took home a Silver in the Stout category and our brand spanking new Red Rocket Stout, well it done took home a bronze in the flavoured beer category. Lastly, our Skinny Dipping With Friends took home another silver in that same category.

Now here I am pickin' up some of that hardware.

Now that's one fine lookin' award and dang if that ain't one fine lookin' gentleman too!

But that's that as they say and now April is gone and we're onto May...and woowee we done gots a lot planned for this here May!

First up, we're gonna be on the radio with Fearless Fred this Friday.  That's right folks, we're plum stoked that on May 3rd we're gonna be gabbin' with Fred aboot our  fantastic collaboration beer, Allison Breer! A refreshing, Raspberry Saison, Allison Breer is a beer that Sawdust City brewed with Edge 102 host, Fearless Fred for the Session Beer Festival and on Friday we're gonna be on Fred's show to shoot the poop aboot it.  So tune in to Fred's program from 2-7pm to hear some good ol'fashion  beer talk.

Now if fer some crazy reason you ain't able to tune in on Friday from 2-7pm and you miss us, well don't y'all worry, cause we gots another event the very next week. Yep, on Tuesday, May 7th we'll be taking over 13 taps at one of Toronto's premier beer destinations, C'est What?

A Toronto landmark and probably every dudes dream basement, C'est What? has been pourin' pints fer a quarter century and on May 7th, we'll be goin' in and takin' over 13 of their 39 taps! So really it ain't a full on tap take's more of a kinda sorta tap take over.  If y'all want, pop by the Facebook event page and read about it

Now I ain't to savvy with this hear computer machine, so if y'all be so kind as too pass it along to all y'all friends...I'd be much obliged.

Now regarding this hear Kinda Sorta Tap Takeover, I done said we'll have 13 beers available, originally we was only gonna do 12, but then we done went for the full on bakers dozen! That's right folks, 10 draughts and 3 casks, it's gonna be a throw down hoe down! So bring yer boots and yer drinkin' arms cause it's gonna be a long night.  Here's the list -

1-Gateway Kolsch
2-Ol'Woody Alt
3-Skinny Dipping Stout
4-Lone Pine IPA
5-"Sweet Basil McRae" (Lone Pine cask dry-hopped with sweet basil)*cask*
6-Whiskey Barrel Aged Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus (Uranal Imperial Stout...last keg!)
7-Red Rocket Stout (Coffee, Cinnamon, Cayenne Spiced Stout)
8-"Topenga's Forbidden Fruit" (Belgian IPA aged on Mangos)
9-"Dawson's Kriek" (Barrel Aged Ol'Woody Alt aged on tart cherries)*cask*
10-"How I Really Felt About the BSG Finale" (Sour brown ale aged on peaches)
11-"CCCP:The Peoples Porter" (Charred Chai Cranberry porter)*cask*
12-"COCKpuncher" IIPA (Collaboration with Indie Alehouse)
13-"Four Barrels Barley Wine" (Barrel aged in Ontario Oak barrels, Collaboration with Amsterdam, Great Lakes & Indie Ale House)

There ya have it folks, the full line up. A lot of these are just one-offs, so once they gone, they gone. You've read aboot'em, now comes out and drinks aboot'em!

And if that ain't enough Sawdust City fer ya, how's aboot you come and see us on Thursday too! Yep, on Thursday, May 9th we're gonna be pourin' a few beers at The North American Craft Beer Experience.  What's the North American Craft Beer Experience you ask? Well take a look at this here webpage for more information -

Like the website says, this event's gonna be at The Berkeley Church in downtown Toronto. Now shoot, this is a great venue and dang if their ain't gonna be a lot of great beer there too. You see all them breweries listed? Woooweee, if that ain't one impressive list! So get yer tickets now cause they be goin' fast!

Now dang, that's a lot of events in just a few short days, so after that we're gonna take a break for a spell. Heck we might even leave the country. Heck we might even go to Norway. We'll have to see. I'll tell you more aboot that later.

But don't go worryin' yer little heads, we'll be back cause we gots a few more events planned for the end of the month.  On May 23rd we're gonna be doin' some samplin' at Castro's Lounge, a great pub in Toronto's East End. So come on by and try a few and who know's we may just have summpin' new fer you to try....Summpin' new ya say? That's right, we've been doin' some more brewin' folks. We got two more beers in the hopper, our Spring/Summer seasonal "The Princess Wears Girlpants" and our easy drinkin' patio slammer, "Golden Beach Pale Ale".

The Princess Wears Girlpants is our take on a Belgian Golden Ale, and you know when I say "our take" that it ain't yer mamma's Belgian Golden.  We done hopped this 9% abv ale to the hilt with delicious and aromatic Motueka and Galaxy hops. And we done fermented this one hot too! We stressed those little yeasties until they threw off some powerful stink!  Shoot if you don't remember, here's the label from last year

Now if you can't make it out to Castro's on May 23rd, how's aboot you swing out to the West end and catch us at Lake Affect in Port Credit on May 24th.  That's right, the very next day! We'll be pourin' and gabbin' aboot our beer to the good folks of Port Credit.  And shoot, we may have summpin' new fer you to try that day too! The second of those two beers I done told you aboot, Golden Beach Pale Ale is our summer time favourite. Loaded with Galaxy, Sorachi and Mosaic hops, this refreshing pale ale is only 4.5% but it's done gone flavour to spare. Shoot, if you don't remember from last year, take a look at the label -

Now as some of y'all might be able to see, some of the informations I just done told you don't jive with the labels...well that's cause thems labels is from last year and we done made a few changes to the beers this year. They still be prit-near the same, we just tweaked'em a little.

So there's you have it, May's gonna be one busy month, but that's how we like it here in Sawdust City.

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

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