Muskoka Cottage Brewery
|Founders||Gary McMullen and Kirk Evans|
|Headquarters||Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada|
|Owner||Muskoka Brewery Inc.|
Muskoka Brewery (the word cottage has been dropped) is a craft brewing company (Microbrewery) founded in June, 1996 as a very small operation by Gary McMullen and (the late) Kirk Evans. By 2016, it had increased to 130 employees in a facility that is over 70,000 square feet in size.
The company manufactures a line of beers, including Cream Ale, Mad Tom IPA, Dark, Craft Lager, Detour and the new Muskoka Shinnicked Stout. Their products are sold at the brewery at 1964 Muskoka Beach Road, Bracebridge, Ontario, at select pubs and restaurants (in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Nova Scotia) and at the LCBO outlets and The Beer Store. According to Gary McMullen, "They’re almost entirely unfiltered ... made with natural ingredients, no preservatives and handcrafted to final perfection."
Their product have won many awards, most recently (2016) from The World Beer Championships, the Canadian Brewing Awards, and the US Open Beer Championship. In early 2017, Muskoka Brewery was named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2016 by Waterstone Human Capital. Muskoka Brewery is a member of the Ontario Craft Brewers Association.
- Cooper, Brent (27 April 2016). "Muskoka Brewery, aged to perfection after 20 years". Bracebridge Examiner, Metroland. Bracebridge. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- "CREAM ALE". Muskoka Brewery. Muskoka Brewery. 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
What started as a very small and dedicated team has quickly grown to a passionate band of craft beer lovers over 130 strong.
- "CRAFT BEER IN COTTAGE COUNTRY". Taps Magazine. Taps Media Inc. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
We make beers we love to drink, and there’s a real passion behind our story and our trade
- "Awards List" (PDF). Muskoka Brewery. Muskoka Brewery. 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- Hartill, Mary Beth (12 January 2017). "Muskoka Brewery is officially in the top 10 of corporate cultures". Bracebridge Examiner, Metroland. Bracebridge. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
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