Monday, October 17, 2011

Muskoka Brews

A good brew is part of the Muskoka experience. In your world that may bring to mind a cold beer on a sunny dock or a steaming coffee in the morning mist. Either way, there are home-grown Muskoka options that offer some of the best brews around.

Two coffee roasters call Muskoka home: the Muskoka Roastery Coffee Company in Huntsville and Diesel House Coffee Roasters in Bracebridge. Both are staunch supporters of our community and have delicious soul-warming flavours to boot. From Diesel House, you can enjoy 11 varieties including fair-trade organic blends with names like Crazy Goat, Restless Monk Espresso and Viva Libre Decaf. The Muskoka Roastery offers eight 100% Rainforest Alliance certified coffee blends including Howling Wolf, Muskoka Maple, and Loon Call Breakfast Blend, plus a variety of flavoured coffees including a cranberry-vanilla combo. Sounds like a great way to start the day, doesn’t it?

And while the weather is getting cooler, two local craft breweries offer seasonal autumn- and winter-inspired beers. Muskoka Brewery in Bracebridge has a Harvest Ale which is “dry hopped and brewed using a selection of premium local ingredients and has a rich malt backbone and a subtle grassy character reminiscent of the freshly cut harvest. It’s our way of celebrating another prosperous growing season.” Lake of Bays Brewing Company in Baysville offers a new Mocha Porter just for the winter. “A brewer, a coffee roaster and a craft beer snob walk into a bar in Muskoka. The result: a rich winter beer, full of coffee, chocolate and roasted barley. Perfect with a hearty meal on a cold winter's night.”

All of these Muskoka brews are available from retailers across Ontario, or remember to pick some up the next time you visit Colonial Bay. Ski and snowmobile season is right around the corner. (We know, we know…it’s too early to be thinking about that, right? But we like winter.) If you’ve never experienced Colonial Bay in the winter, what are you waiting for? You can view our availability here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Howell Family

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