This year, with in-person events on hold for the foreseeable future, we launched something super exciting to bring that bevy feeling into your homes–our BEER SQUAD MYSTERY BOX! In our first round we released 100 boxes and if you snagged one hats off to you because these babies sold out in record speed! But don’t you worry, just because these boxes were launched during covid (PIIIIVOT) doesn’t mean they’re going away post-covid. Mystery Boxes are here to stay!
If you missed our first Mystery Box drop stay tuned on social media and our Society Scoop weekly newsletter for our Beer Squad Mystery Box No.2 launch in mid September. And until then…Hop onto our online swag shop and use code MYSTERY2020 TO SAVE 20% OFF OUR ENTIRE SITE until the end of September. International shipping and 3 Toronto Pick-up options available.
So, you’re probably wondering, what’s in the box?
We’ve curated an exclusive box filled with craft beer, cider, mead, limited edition SOBDL merch, and awesome artisan goods from some of the fabulous womxn-owned small businesses you’ll recognize from our events. Most of these vendors have been friends and colleagues of the SOBDL for many years so we’re delighted to include them in this new, exciting initiative!
Here’s what was in Mystery Box number 1!
HENDERSON BREWING CO (Toronto, ON)
Brew0003: Hazy Session IPA with Grapefruit & Lime, 4%, 30IBU
A bright, fruit-forward, highly drinkable light IPA. You’ll smell fresh lime and grapefruit along with citrus oil and ripe melon. The taste is a big citrus flavour up front followed by a bright fruitiness, touch of bitterness and a herbaceous note. The addition of oats and wheat make it soft and creamy on the palate.
JUNCTION CRAFT BREWING (Toronto, ON)
Blood Orange Sour, 4%, 6 IBU – A super refreshing red orange sour with a light tartness, infused with natural Blood Orange.
GEORGIAN BAY SPIRIT CO (Collingwood, ON)
Smashed Tea, 5.0% – Combining Black tea, Darjeeling tea and the Original Gin Smash to create a refreshing, not-too-sweet, southern-style hard iced tea with fresh and juicy citrus notes.
EASTBOUND BREWING COMPANY (Toronto, ON)
Justacuppacawfee Coffee Oatmeal Stout, 5.2% – Brewed with a blend of roasted malts and infused with Station Cold Brew Coffee post fermentation to preserve all the rich coffee flavour and aroma possible. It smells and tastes Like rich velvety coffee and chocolate.
ROYAL CANADIAN MEAD (Toronto, ON)
All Day Croquet Session Mead: Wildflower Peach, 5.6% – A bright, fruity Session Mead brewed with Ontario wildflower honey and fresh peach puree. Sparkling peach skin aromas with subtle stone fruit flavours, a light off-dry finish and sparkling mouthfeel. Bite into a fresh Ontario peach with every sip!
MUSKOKA BREWERY (Bracebridge, ON)
Ebb & Flow with Plum and Boysenberry, 4.5% – Moderately sour with sweet yet tart plum and juicy berry undertones. Balanced with a soft malt backbone. Bursting with tart plum and boysenberry with notes of juicy fruit from fragrant Mosaic hops.
HIGH PARK BREWERY (Toronto, ON)
Against the Grain, Golden Lager 4.5 20% IBU -this beer was a Gold Medal winner in the 2019 Ontario Brewing Awards. It’s a clean, refreshing beer brewed in the German style. Crisp with a medium dry finish, a slight malt sweetness and balanced with German hops. The perfect choice for kicking back on the cottage dock, the back yard or the ski chalet after a long day on the slopes.
SHINY CIDER (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
Apple Cider Rose, 6.5% – This vegan and gluten-free beverage is made by combining fresh apple cider along with a small amount of pinot noir. Expect aromas and flavours of red apple, cranberry, and strawberry, rose petal and baking spices. It is medium-bodied and slightly sweet with light carbonation, followed by a refreshingly crisp finish. Great balance, sublime mouthfeel, with flavours of black cherry, blackberry, and an apple undernote. Try it as a base for sangria!
SPEARHEAD BREWING (Kingston, ON)
4 Session IPA, 4% – This brew combines 4 new-world hop varietals with a medley of Two Row, Munich Carahell and Carafoam malts to create our flavourful yet approachable beer for all seasons. Brewed with the first Canadian patented and trademarked hop, Sasquatch, as well as Idaho 7, Citra, and Azzaca, the 4 Session IPA is budding with citrus aromas and tropical fruit undertones, with a mild bitterness and dry finish.
SCOUT CANNING (Prince Edward Island)
Scout’s mussels – Shucked by hand and preserved with our smoked paprika and fennel tomato sauce. Certified organic, our mussels are hand-harvested in the inlets of Prince Edward Island, Canada. When you enjoy Scout, you are supporting ocean health projects through our 1% for the planet program. Use code LOVESCOUT for 10% off the online store
BLOOMIS (Burlington, ON)
Face Sunscreen Stick, SPF30 – Sunscreen protection will become an even easier, hassle-free step! The SPF30 stick is fast-absorbing with just the right ingredients to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. It is also transparent and layers well under make-up. To use, simply glide on the stick to give your skin a layer of sun protection.
SAGE & THISTLE HANDMADE GOODS (Toronto, ON)
Hops & Citrus Organic Sugar Scrub – This all-natural scrub is not your average brew: organic & antioxidant-rich hops are infused into organic & cold-pressed oils, working to revive & hydrate dry, stressed-out skin. Organic cane sugar naturally smooths & exfoliates, and a combination of pure & organic citrus oils leave your skin feeling bright, refreshed, and ready to soak up the best of Summer patio weather!
BLUE DANUBE SAUSAGE HOUSE (Mississauga, ON)
Mild Smoked Chicken Csabettes – Our original, all-natural, fermented Chicken Csabettes have no added MSG, nitrates, fillers, hormones, or antibiotics. Our Chicken Csabettes are a great source of high protein and low carbs and are a perfect snack when you’re on-the-go or as a great addition to any charcuterie board. Use code 10BLUE2020 for 10% off the online store
STEAM WHISTLE BREWERY (Toronto, ON)
Brewery Tour Experience – pair of passes – This half hour tour moves on catwalks high above the brewery’s bustling operations, where you’ll see first-hand the lengths they go through to brew Canada’s premium pilsner, and meet the Good Beer Folks who make it all happen. You’ll take in the aromatic smells and sounds of the brewhouse, learn about Steam Whistle Brewing’s founding story, and take a dive into the history of the iconic Roundhouse—one of Toronto’s landmarks.
PROPELLER COFFEE (Toronto, ON)
Skyhawk 100% Guatemala blend – A nod to classic dark roasts. Carefully sourced and roasted to showcase a rich body, mellow acidity and intense flavour. A consistent and dependable everyday cup. Use code SOBDL10 for 10% off coffee bean orders of 3 or more bags at their online store.
SUPI CUCU (Toronto, ON)
Diablos Fuego Hot Sauce – Panamanian chef and food stylist Rossy Earle has been perfecting her chunky Diablo’s Fuego sauce for 15 years. It’s laced with culantro—like cilantro, but stronger – with a five-pepper blend of habanero, cayenne, chili, hot banana and red peppers, plus Ontario garlic and Pristine Gourmet’s Canola oil!
Included in this Mystery Box is a totally unique SOBDL branded tote bag & 14oz tumbler glass.
Drinking for a cause
We’re donating $5 from each box to BLACK WOMEN IN MOTION, a Toronto based, youth-led organization that empowers and supports the advancement of black womxn and survivors of sexual violence. They specially focus on two programs:
- Girls LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) which mentors and develops black female leaders.
- BPEN (Black Peer Education Network) that works with black youth aged 16-29 living in community housing.
Doesn’t this look awesome? Want in? Our next Mystery Box goes on sale Sept 15th so mark those calendars! ⠀