How It’s Done

Our Whiskey-Aging Process

April 27, 2018

Hello again, VG-tarians! Happy springtime (for real this time, we think).

We talked about our whiskey-aged beef on the blog last week, but today we’re going to share a bit more detail about our aging process. There are a lot of things you can do with beef, but for everyday sales in our Simcoe and Stoney Creek stores, we tend to go one of two ways: traditional dry-aged or whiskey-aged by our team. Here’s how we do it – and how you can customize an order to get exactly what you’re after.

How to dry age beef

When we want to dry-age a piece of beef, we typically look at prime cuts like a short loin or prime rib. These cuts generally have good bone structure and excellent fat cover, which make them perfect for the aging process.

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Why Whiskey-Aged Beef?

You Won't Be Disappointed!

April 19, 2018

We recently posted a video on our social channels showing the very beginning of our whiskey-aging process. If you love beef, this is the stuff of fantasies – smooth, local whiskey (or whisky, depending on where you’re from) from 40 Creek Distillery being slow-poured over our incredible, farm-raised beef. It’s a beautiful sight!

We’ve talked about our whiskey-aged beef once before, in this blog post, but we’re back at it again with good reason. The Combine restaurant in Simcoe will be serving VG Meats whiskey-aged beef on their menu for a limited time next month. We can’t wait to see what they do with it – and in the meantime, we’d like to tell you a bit more about why we love this product as much as we do.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know We Have at VG Meats

Visit Us In Store

April 12, 2018

Hey there, has anyone ever told you that VG Meats has amazing beef, chicken, pork and other meat products?

Ok, so you know. That’s cool. But guess what? We have a ton of other products in store that are lesser known but equally amazing. Today, let’s take a look at some of the best things our Simcoe and Stoney Creek locations have to offer – and remember, this is only the beginning! To see our full offering, visit us in store.

1. Fresh Ontario produce

When in season, our Stoney Creek store has fresh, local veggies available daily. Grab a few steaks and some potatoes, heirloom carrots, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and local greens. Now you’ve got a delicious dinner that was produced entirely by Ontario farming communities. Nicely done!

2. Pulled Pork in 5lb tins (frozen)

Simcoe and Stoney Creek both carry prepared, frozen tins of our amazing pulled pork. Stock up your freezer for those busy weeknights and be ready for every playoff game! Your friends and family (and taste buds) will thank you.

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