You’re on Island Time Now.
Manitoulin Brewing Company’s catch phrase is quite fitting. If you live on Manitoulin Island, or if you’ve ever visited Manitoulin Island, you’ll notice the pace is much slower than that of the city’s. You can relax. You’re on Island time now.
The fresh air, slower pace, the beautiful lakes and beaches, farmland, and country roads make you feel like relaxed. Many of our friends and family members who come to the Island to visit us every Summer often comment on how they feel this sense of relief as soon as they cross the swing bridge in Little Current. They even say that when they get settled in and unpacked, and pour themselves a glass of cold Manitoulin Brewing Company’s beer, they can sit back and savour the moment.
Those who appreciate craft beer are able to enjoy Manitoulin Brewing Company’s beer offerings on Manitoulin Island at Manitoulin Brewing Company in Little Current or by purchasing MBC beer at various LCBO locations in Ontario or at select restaurants across Ontario. For a list of WHERE TO BUY, visit the MBC website. Manitoulin Brewing Company’s Swing Bridge Blonde Ale, Bridal Veil Pale Ale, and Cup and Saucer English Ale can be found in over 200 LCBO locations across Ontario and select Beer Store locations, as well as in various restaurants and eateries in Collingwood, Hamilton, Killarney, Lavigne, Manitoulin Island, North Bay, Ottawa, Renfrew, Sault-Ste-Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Toronto.
Manitoulin Brewing Company Small Batch Series
This year, Manitoulin Brewing Company introduced their small batch series. They have created two new brews to their line of locally hand-crafted beer. Their Porter and their Cream Ale are available at their Little Current location right now.
What is exciting about the introduction of the two new flavours is that they are both made in collaboration with other local businesses.
The Porter is a dark ale and is made with dark chocolate from Manitoulin Chocolate Works in Kagawong. The subtle notes of chocolate and coffee are the perfect combination.
The Cream Ale contains honey sourced from Isle Away Honey in Mindemoya. The golden colour, the aroma, and the subtle notes of honey make this ale very pleasing.
This truly is a great local initiative. The labels for the small batch series were designed by talented local graphic designer, Kendra Edwards of Kendra Edwards Design.
Admittedly, I’m more of a cider, wine, or cocktail girl than I am a beer fan, but I really do love the Porter and the Cream Ale! I enjoy them so much that I bought a 12 pack of the Porter and a 6 pack of the Cream Ale! When you get a chance to try them, let me know what you think! I am curious to find out which one you like better!
*Edited to include: Since the date this post was originally written, Manitoulin Brewing Co. has introduced their Haw Eater’s Brew (a light 4.3% lager with a subtle malt flavour) and their Lemon Weiss, which I’m excited to try! Manitoulin Bewing’s Lemon Weiss is here just in time for Summer. Inspired by traditional German wheat beer with refreshing local favourite Farquhar’s Dairy Lemonade.