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SESSION Muskoka and Sawdust City Brewing Co.: a Northern Partnership  

Each summer SESSION Muskoka: Craft Beer Festival takes place in Bracebridge, ON. As part of the annual festivities, Northern Municipalities from Muskoka and surrounding areas are invited to submit their ideas for a new flavoured beer. Small batches are brewed for the big event and festival goers sample the submissions, then vote for their favourite entry.

The winner gets to have their concept-beer brewed, packaged and labelled at Sawdust City Brewing Co. in Gravenhurst, ON. The winning brew will be available at select LCBO stores and in the Sawdust City retail store.

Sawdust City Brewing Co. is excited to take part in this Northern community partnership. It introduces beer enthusiasts to new flavours that don’t necessarily fit into defined traditional brewing styles. It’s a unique opportunity to collaborate with our surrounding communities in an unconventional manner and have a little fun along the way.

SESSION Muskoka Craft Beer Festival Winners:

2015 Midland’s Maple Butter Tart Beer – Fall/Winter seasonal – Now Available

2016 Huntsville’s Death & Taxes Raspberry Radler – No longer available 

2017 Bracebridge’s Grapefruit Radler -No longer available

2018 Gravenhurst’s Passionfruit Guava – Coming summer 2019

The festival-winning beers are available for purchase seasonally in the Sawdust City retail store, on tap at The Sawdust City Saloon and at select LCBO locations.

If your Northern Township is interested in participating in Collaboration Nation North at SESSION Muskoka 2018, please contact