In the wake of that tragedy there was no certainty that this new and growing microbrewery could even go on. But with the support of friends, family and the community, Gary and his small business persevered.
This, according to Gary, is how things are done in Bracebridge. When someone is in need, people step in to help. They rally around. It’s that sense of community that he loves and loves to foster within the doors of the brewery – now more than 100 people strong – and throughout the area where it operates. It’s also why, when other breweries relocate to larger urban centres as they outgrow their microbrewery locations, Muskoka Brewery simply moved to a larger space on the other side of town.
Twenty years later, as one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the country, Muskoka Brewery is staying true to its roots, to the community that supports it and to the beautiful region that inspires so much of how the organization operates. From Bracebridge Muskoka Brewery crafts and distributes more than a dozen products, including seasonal beers, throughout Ontario, the Maritimes and Upstate New York – producing and estimated 50,000 hl in 2015.
1964 Muskoka Beach Road