Good things brewing in Ontario
Andrew Bartle, brewmaster at Creemore Springs Brewery's Batch Gastropub in Toronto (Photo by NCC)
To celebrate the Creemore Nature Preserve’s 20th birthday, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Creemore Springs Brewery have combined their expertise and shared passion for nature to produce a special beer.
NCC and Creemore Springs Brewery staff take a closer look at native plants at Creemore Nature Preserve. (Photo by NCC)
“Walking the trails at Creemore, we were excited to stumble across some wild ginger,” recalls Kristyn Ferguson, NCC program director for Georgian Bay – Huronia. “We’re looking forward to tasting the flavours inspired by that moment of discovery, and toasting a great partnership.”
That partnership was born in December 1996, when Don and Mary Mingay donated their 200-acre (81-hectare) property just outside the village of Creemore, Ontario, to NCC. Not only was this the start of a new nature reserve, it was the start of a significant relationship between NCC and Creemore Springs Brewery, which speaks to the important role that healthy, conserved natural areas play in protecting, filtering and recharging fresh water.
Kristyn Ferguson, NCC program director for Georgian Bay – Huronia, learning about the brewing process from brewmaster Andrew Bartle. (Photo by NCC)
Creemore Springs Brewery’s Raspberry Ginger Saison is a reflection of the plants that grow wild at Creemore Nature Preserve. Taste it for yourself at Creemore’s new gastro-brewery, Batch, in downtown Toronto, or at the Creemore Springs Brewery, in Creemore, after January 27, 2017, while supplies last.