Split Rail Fall Fest proves to be a huge success!

Toasting the fall season! Gore Bay residents in photo left to right Beulah Hester, Lorraine McDonald, Carolyn Dearing, Nancy Clark and Karen McDougall, were among the many people who packed Split Rail Brewing Company this past Saturday, as part of the fall fest celebrations.

GORE BAY—It was definitely a great way to toast the fall season as Split Rail Brewing Company held a fall fest to celebrate the fall season and a great year this past Saturday.

Despite the cool temperatures the outdoor patio area of the Gore Bay business, as well as inside, were packed for the majority of the afternoon. “It is important told hold events like this to connect with all our customers on the Island, and provide a venue for local food vendors,” said Jaime Lynn-Kalmikov, marketing/projects coordinator for Split Rail Brewing Company.

The day also featured a seasonal brew for the fall fest. Production Manager Brent Pottage said, “we haven’t come up with a final name for the new brew, which is made of wheat and sumac. So far we are presenting it to customers for today. We’re always looking to create different style beers, and be creative.”

Those customers asked by this reporter what they thought of the new brew gave it a thumbs up.

Vendors on hand for the day displaying their wares included Manitoulin Kettle Corn, Gypsy Family Farms, and the Perivale Pie Company, while musical entertainment was provided by Lori Gordon of Tehkummah. A barbecue outside featured Manitoulin Gold Sausages (Burt Family Farm), and the day marked the end of the season for the Manitoulin Pizza Company with pizza and schnitzel available for hungry patrons.

Split Rail will be holding a Christmas Open House on December 1 and a winter warm-up event in February.