NEW YEAR’S – Where to Get Your Beer

It's almost New Year's Eve and  you need beer to celebrate. More specicially, you need craft beer to celebrate. Many local breweries who are normally closed during the beginning of the week have opened their doors so that you can stock up for the big moment. Here's a list of their special holiday hours (andContinue reading “NEW YEAR’S – Where to Get Your Beer”

KATY VS. SASHA: Blitzen by Bellwoods Brewery

Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head tasting Blitzen from Bellwoods Brewery. Katy: It took me a long time to drink this beer. Not because it was horrible, but because I get a little obsessive about beertography and couldn't drinkContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Blitzen by Bellwoods Brewery”

FEATURE: Gift Ideas from our Beer Loving Friends

Continuing with our gift giving theme – with only a week to to before Santa slides down our chimneys, we thought we'd ask our beer loving friends what they would suggest for Christmas gifts for a beer lover (or what they secretly or not so secretly wish for!)     Geneviève Lepine, our talented logoContinue reading “FEATURE: Gift Ideas from our Beer Loving Friends”

KATY VS. SASHA: Moralité by Dieu du Ciel & The Alchemist

Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head tasting Moralité, a collaboration between Quebec's Dieu du Ciel! and Vermont's The Alchemist. Katy: If you're a hop head (like me) you're probably very familiar with John Kimmich, The Alchemist and one of theContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Moralité by Dieu du Ciel & The Alchemist”

FEATURE: Christmas Gifts for the Beer Lover – Last-minute gift ideas

With only 2 weeks left until Christmas it's time to pick up those last minute gifts. To conclude our Holiday gift giving series, we've compiled a list of some last minute gift ideas for that special beer-loving someone on your list. Beer Gifts from Givopoly Givopoly.com has Ottawa's best gifts with a fast and friendlyContinue reading “FEATURE: Christmas Gifts for the Beer Lover – Last-minute gift ideas”

FEATURE: An Interview with Marc Bru of Square Timber Brewing Company

In case you didn't notice, craft beer is blowing up in Ottawa, with the opening of several new breweries, expansions of existing facilities and even our own growler delivery service. Much of the action is happening just outside of Ottawa, but since we're sharing an area code we're still pretty excited to hear about new beer!Continue reading “FEATURE: An Interview with Marc Bru of Square Timber Brewing Company”

KATY VS. SASHA: Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout by Muskoka Brewery

 Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head tasting Muskoka Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout by Muskoka Brewery. Katy: Normally when I review a beer I do it alone without distraction – no music or television – just me andContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout by Muskoka Brewery”

PRIMETIME LIBATIONS: Seasonal Beer Releases

It's about that time of year where the temperature plummets and we start craving those roasted, spicy dark beers. Ottawa's breweries and brewpubs haven't let us down, there are some wonderful new releases to keep us warm during the cold months! Releases: Triple Chocolate Imperial Milk Stout – Big Rig Brewery (Friday – on tap/growler)Continue reading “PRIMETIME LIBATIONS: Seasonal Beer Releases”