KATY VS. SASHA: Barley Days Brewery’s Royal George Brown Ale

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 Barley Days Brewery Royal George Brown Ale. Katy: Pouring a beautiful chestnut red (in the sunlight) with a creamy cap that recedes into a thick ring, you can tell from the thickContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Barley Days Brewery’s Royal George Brown Ale”

BEER&FUNDRAISING: Unshaven Mavens Pits for Tits

The Unshaven Mavens is a group of women who grow their underarm hair for the entire month of October and raise funds in support of Rethink Breast Cancer, a Canadian breast cancer charity that brings bold, relevant awareness to the under-40 crowd.  The mission of the Unshaven Mavens campaign is to increase awareness of earlyContinue reading “BEER&FUNDRAISING: Unshaven Mavens Pits for Tits”

Growlers in Ottawa A growler is a container used to transport draught beer from one place or another. It can be made out of glass, ceramic or stainless steel and come in various sizes, from the 1.89 litre (64 oz) standard to 750 ml (25 oz) mini versions.  In Ottawa and the surrounding area itContinue reading

FEATURE: Oktoberfest Ottawa 2013 – Founder/President Dwight Brown

Breweries in Ottawa are busy brewing and stocking up beer for this year's Oktoberfest season.  In Ottawa you have your choice of three festivals – Oktoberfest Ottawa, Beau's Oktoberfest (in Vankleek Hill) and the much smaller Carp Oktoberfest.  In the spirit of the original 16-day festival in Munich you could attend all three, but youContinue reading “FEATURE: Oktoberfest Ottawa 2013 – Founder/President Dwight Brown”

BEER FESTIVAL: The Brewery Market – August Tap List

With the August edition of The Brewery Market coming up this Sunday we chatted with all of the breweries involved to see what they were bringing.  We always think it's nice to know what's on tap so you can plan your beer sampling accordingly.  Remember, this list is subject to change – taps may beContinue reading “BEER FESTIVAL: The Brewery Market – August Tap List”

KATY VS. SASHA: Dieu du Ciel’s Solstice d’été (Framboise)

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 Solstice d'été (Framboise) by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel. Katy: Sometimes I think I miss a lot of amazing beers by being unilingual and concentrating so much on the Ontario beer scene.  ThisContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Dieu du Ciel’s Solstice d’été (Framboise)”

BEER AWARDS: 2013 Golden Tap Awards

I love it when my favourite breweries win an award; it verifies what I already know – they brew great beer.  But what goes into winning an award?  How does the beer get entered?  How is it judged?  Who's the competition?  I don't know.. Enter the 2013 Golden Tap Awards.  A series of Ontario-centric beerContinue reading “BEER AWARDS: 2013 Golden Tap Awards”

BEER CONTEST: Win a Steam Whistle Oktoberfest Experience in Toronto!

"For those of you who don’t know, our Oktoberfest celebration was inspired by a Steam Whistle staff trip touring Czech breweries and Munich’s world-famous beer festival. We want to share the experience with you! Until September 6th, you can enter to win a trip for 2 to Toronto for the ultimate Steam Whistle Oktoberfest experience.Continue reading “BEER CONTEST: Win a Steam Whistle Oktoberfest Experience in Toronto!”