Split Rail Brewery to host Winter Warm Up

Split Rail Brewery’s lineup of fine craft beers glint in the sunlight as they cool outside the craft brewery facility in Gore Bay. The brewery is currently undergoing a major expansion of its brewing capacity in order to be ready for the season of thirst. Joining the original three brews, Hawberry Ale, Copper Lager and Amber Ale, are three new offerings: LoonSong Oats Stout, Summer Wheat and Golden Lager.

GORE BAY—Split Rail Brewery in Gore Bay is hosting a Winter Warm Up event this Saturday, February 17.

“The Winter Warm Up will celebrate mid-winter, the promise of warmer days to come and will carve out a day of fun before the next round of heavy lifting begins in Gore Bay as the company is slated for its third expansion this spring,” explained Split Rail marketing manager Jamie-Lynn Kalmikov.

She noted that the event will offer something for everyone with a local theme.

“We’ll have customer appreciation give-aways, live music by Manitoulin’s Maurice Labelle, local artisan and food vendors, tours of the brewery and of the spring expansion footprint,” shared Ms. Kalmikov. “For the beer aficionados we’ll have our core brands lineup fully stocked—Hawberry Ale, Amber Ale, Copper Lager and Loonsong Oats Stout—as well as the limited run Golden Lager, which was first trialed at the Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival in 2016.”

Ms. Kalmikov said that the spring expansion is part of Split Rail’s continued implementation of its growth plan. 

“This spring, we are adding two more double capacity aging tanks, one more double capacity carbonation tank and expanding our footprint onsite to meet demand,” said Split Rail Operations Manager Jason Quinlan. “In addition to the expanded brewing capacity, Split Rail recently acquired two new production team members, M’Chigeeng’s Diane Glasby and Brent Pottage, who join Honora Bay’s Eric Labelle and Glenn Fobes.”

Split Rail Winter Warm Up is free to attend and is being held at the brewery, 31 Water Street in Gore Bay, this Saturday, February 17 from 1 to 5 pm.