Here in Muskoka: Huntsville Brewhouse

Here in Muskoka

Here in Muskoka:
The Huntsville Brewhouse



Q: Lake of Bays Brewery is a widely-recognized craft brewer with two restaurants, The Huntsville Brewhouse and Bracebridge Barrelhouse. Can you tell us the story behind the Brewery?

The brewery started as an idea by our president and founder, Darren Smith, in his university apartment. At the young age of 23, his dream became a reality, as patrons from around the area gathered to witness LB’s official ribbon cutting in May 2010.

Q: Can you tell us about your local restaurants? 

In 2018, we introduced our first-ever restaurant, the Huntsville Brewhouse, located in downtown Huntsville. We saw an opportunity to provide Huntsville with a very unique experience. A place where you can gather, eat great food, try ALL KINDS of different beer and even see it being made! Our restaurant is the first in Huntsville to do this and it’s been great ever since, even allowing us to bring the same experience to Bracebridge!

Q: What can someone expect when they dine at The Huntsville Brewhouse or Bracebridge Barrelhouse?

We love to support fellow Canadian businesses. Our food is locally sourced and made with fresh ingredients for you to enjoy. When visiting any of our three locations, you can try our current lineup, brand-new flavours, and even the occasional retro beer from our back catalogue!

Q: Can you tell us about the local partners you work with to source fresh ingredients?

We work with: Yummies in a Jar, Brew Culture, Four Seasons Farms, and Copperhead Distillery.

Q: You recently celebrated your 10-year anniversary – congratulations! How did that feel and what does the future have in store for the brewery?

It felt amazing! What started out as a small idea in a dorm room, has now blossomed into a community-centric gathering place for local Muskoka residents and province-wide distribution of high-quality, top-of-the-line beer!

As for the future? We continually strive to produce new flavours and ideas to differentiate ourselves in the craft world… and beyond!

Q: What does the Muskoka community mean to the Lake of Bays Brewery?

It means everything! We want to make sure we partner with people and businesses in the community in an effort to grow the Muskoka region!

Q: What are some of your favourite things to do in the Muskoka region?

Being outside in the beautiful Muskoka air is about as good as it gets. Whether, skiing (water or snow!), Hiking, Swimming, or just relaxing by the fire with a cold beer; Muskoka has it all!