We’re no longer sure which came first – the brewing vats or Mike Dumouchelle. But one thing is certain; one wouldn’t work well without the other.
When we bought the brewing equipment from Charly’s World of Beer in Windsor, we asked the long-time brew master if he would like to come down to Erieau to help us get started. He hasn’t left.
“I love it here,” Mike admits. “Everyone around here is great. I’m staying for a while.”
That’s a good thing, too, since Mike knows the ins and outs of this equipment. He should – he’s been working with this system since 1989. He’s put in the legwork, forged relationships with a slew of other brewmasters, and figured out what works and what doesn’t. It’s that attention to detail that makes our Long Pond Lager such a stand-out beer.
“It’s a good beer,” Mike says. “People are excited about it, and we really appreciate the local support.” And now that Mike has the Long Pond Lager close to where he wants it, he has his sights on a future brew. “I’d love to make a red beer,” he says. “Something different, if we have the chance.”
Until that time comes, he’ll keep brewing his favourite recipe, always with an eye to bringing out the best in it.
On tap in our tasting room and brewpub is our classic Long Pond Lager. A Canadian original, Long Pond Lager is clear and crisp, with a smooth finish. Coming in at 5% ABV, it makes a great sipping beer, but also pairs well with grilled meats and vegetables.
A great beer for those days on the patio relaxing in the sun. At 4% ABV, we have created a very drinkable beer with a well balanced finish. Garnish with a lime for that true summer feeling all year long.
This is our version of a full bodied brown ale. Going off the path from our lagers, we wanted to create something with more character. Using roasted malts and an extra large amount of those faithful hops, this is a beer with a big taste. Rich and dark in colour, this ale is comes in at 6% ABV and leaves with a surprisingly smooth finish.
Our newest introduction to the Bayside lineup is our Honey Cream Ale. Using locally sourced honey, we created a beer that is incredibly smooth with a slightly dry finish. With a well rounded flavour, and a fresh hop forward aroma, this beer comes in at 5% ABV. Winning a Bronze medal at the 2014 Ontario Beer Awards, it has easily become one of our most popular beers