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Friday, May 15, 2009

Black Creek Pioneer Village to Open a Brewery

I received an interesting email today from Eric Philpott who handles Public Relations for the Black Creek Pioneer Village.

It seems that Black Creek will be creating a working 1860's Brewery on-site that is set to open next month. The operation will be using the same material and equipment that was used in the 1860's to brew a number of ales that will include a Porter, a Dark Ale, and a Pale Ale. The email also stated that all the recipes will be from the same period.

It would appear that the plans to build an on-site brewery were announced back in February, judging from a post on the new blog. It's also interesting to note that the brewery will be run in partnership with Trafalgar Ales & Meads. "Our brewery will be run in partnership with Pioneer Brewery Ltd., a company created by the owners of Trafalgar Ales and Meads."

Individuals who visit the brewery will have the opportunity to order a pint and enjoy it right on-site, or they will be able to purchase growlers that will be made available for take home.

For more information about the new brewery, and to view some photographs of the new brewery being constructed, head over to Black Creek's blog which they have cleverly titled Black Creek Growler.


lister said...

Trafalgar? So much for trying that new brewery's beers. Place yer bets on them having that oh-so-wonderful Trafalgar skunky nastiness.

Troy Burtch said...

lister - Trafalgar can make some good stuff, but it's gotta be fresh. Hopefully this brewery will keep the batches very small, ensuring freshness...... we'll see.

Greg said...

Yes, considering that the problems with Trafalgar's beers seem to be an infection issue, it's unlikely that the beers brewed at Black Creek will have the same problems, considering it's a completely different brewing system in a completely different location.

Christian Hegele said...

Mmm ... porter, made in small batches with historical equipment and hopefully using a traditional recipe with plenty of patent malt. I hope they don't wimp out and water it down. Pre-WWI porters were supposed to be fairly high-gravity. And if it's cask-conditioned, it could be a real winner! I also wonder if they'll put some barrels aside to mature for the 6-12 months most porter at the time was aged for.

Who'd have thought I'd be heading to Black Creek to drink beer? To be honest, I haven't been there since I was 12. I'm excited to go!

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