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Muddy York Brewing

Postby alsiem » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:57 pm

Can't believe there isn't a thread already so please feel free to move if my search missed it.

I'm really enjoying this brewery. I find that it does a solid job at a bunch of diverse styles. They have recently expanded and I'm seeing more variety at the bottle shop on a consistent basis.

Range of styles they usually have is pale ales, a porter, helles and a bitter. I find the porter and the diving horse pale great and always get a few. I find the bitter they have a bit too malty for my tastes. Sometimes they have a stout that is very good.

They also have a bunch of different IPAs and pale ales which they cycle through. Not sure if it is experimentation or the fact they are a small brewery and can't get consistent hops that drives this decision. These are often fantastic but it really depends on whether you like the hops.

My coles notes:
Worked for me:
Roller boat IPA, Cascade Pale Ale, Dereliction IIPA,

Not for me:
Pavilion Pale Ale - Has a lemony biscuit taste that I don't enjoy

Only inconsistent beer I have tried:
R-1000 - First time/first batch they made was very good, looking at the Toronto Beer blog review of this, that's what I remember lots of tropical fruit aromas. The next time I had it, seemed mostly just bitter like they had completely changed the hops.

The only beer I have had that I didn't enjoy was their amber which they started out with but they don't seem make anymore.

This brewery is definitely going in the right direction and that includes everything from the branding to the product selection and I'm excited to see what they do next.
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby Blasphomet » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:00 pm

Muddy York brews solid, sturdy beer. Good quality stuff, and a place I try and hit up at least every couple months.
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby alsiem » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:35 pm

I got an email mentioning they were releasing an NEIPA. I liked Left Field's Laser Show a lot so I'm excited to try this. For people more knowledgeable than me, is the main point about this style variation the yeast used?

I didn't get a yeast taste so I'm assuming that this more about hop particle retention in the beer than anything else?
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby atomeyes » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:51 am

alsiem wrote:I got an email mentioning they were releasing an NEIPA. I liked Left Field's Laser Show a lot so I'm excited to try this. For people more knowledgeable than me, is the main point about this style variation the yeast used?

I didn't get a yeast taste so I'm assuming that this more about hop particle retention in the beer than anything else?

usually means 2 things:

1. hazy IPA
2. they used Conan yeast (the vermont yeast strain).

can also mean that it's a juicier late-hop-addition IPA, but not always the case when Ontario breweries try to make it.
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby alsiem » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:52 am

Thanks for the info, with the name Conan I found this description:
The general description of the yeast is appealing, mostly clean, but with a citrusy/apricot character.


So the yeast does have some impact on the aromatics but I had thought it was all hops. Learnt something new
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby atomeyes » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:24 pm

alsiem wrote:Thanks for the info, with the name Conan I found this description:
The general description of the yeast is appealing, mostly clean, but with a citrusy/apricot character.


So the yeast does have some impact on the aromatics but I had thought it was all hops. Learnt something new

it is believed that this yeast has an impact on aromatics, flavour and mouthfeel.

the yeast was used by the Alchemist. it's believed to be a yeast taken from a UK brewery.
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby beerstodiscover » Fri May 05, 2017 1:08 pm

Picked up some bottles Ward 4: Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale yesterday. This is scratching my Nelson itch nicely.
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby S. St. Jeb » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:39 pm

East York brewery raises the bar
Muddy York owners talk beer and how buying local brews makes a difference


https://torontoobserver.ca/2017/12/13/e ... s-the-bar/
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby Dennis » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:28 am

S. St. Jeb wrote:East York brewery raises the bar
Muddy York owners talk beer and how buying local brews makes a difference


https://torontoobserver.ca/2017/12/13/e ... s-the-bar/


Good brewery getting some attention. I posted this on my blog on Tuesday. Hope people don't mind me posting a link, if it is considered spam I'll happily take it down.

https://theipamythblog.wordpress.com/20 ... rewing-co/
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby Craig » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:19 pm

Dennis wrote:
S. St. Jeb wrote:East York brewery raises the bar
Muddy York owners talk beer and how buying local brews makes a difference


https://torontoobserver.ca/2017/12/13/e ... s-the-bar/


Good brewery getting some attention. I posted this on my blog on Tuesday. Hope people don't mind me posting a link, if it is considered spam I'll happily take it down.

https://theipamythblog.wordpress.com/20 ... rewing-co/


Totally fine to post links to your, or any other, blogs.
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby jeremyg » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:29 pm

the muddy york barley wine is CRAZY
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby Dennis » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:13 pm

jeremyg wrote:the muddy york barley wine is CRAZY


The barrel-aged version? Crazy good? I haven't opened my bottle yet.
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby jeremyg » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:28 pm

Dennis wrote:
jeremyg wrote:the muddy york barley wine is CRAZY


The barrel-aged version? Crazy good? I haven't opened my bottle yet.


both versions are fantastic, but yeah, the BA version.
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby Dennis » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:51 pm

jeremyg wrote:
Dennis wrote:
jeremyg wrote:the muddy york barley wine is CRAZY


The barrel-aged version? Crazy good? I haven't opened my bottle yet.


both versions are fantastic, but yeah, the BA version.


Good to hear...will crack that soon.
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Re: Muddy York Brewing

Postby atomeyes » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:37 pm

jeremyg wrote:
Dennis wrote:
jeremyg wrote:the muddy york barley wine is CRAZY


The barrel-aged version? Crazy good? I haven't opened my bottle yet.


both versions are fantastic, but yeah, the BA version.


i'm obviously biased, but i think it's the best barleywine put out in ontario.
i also didn't expect us to age it for 1.5 years. lol.
another batch was made 2 months ago and is already in the barrels. some fun plans for it and the imp stout.

i didn't try any of the regular version in the bottle. i think it's good but there was room for it to be better. the BA version, though? shit, man...it's lovely.

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