FEATURE: An Interview with Church-Key Brewing Co. Owner – John Graham

Photo by Robert Taylor John Graham opened Church-Key Brewing Company in 1999 in an old Methodist Church in Cambellford, Ontario. He’s been brewing high quality brews for 13 years and you’re probably familiar with their LCBO offerings – Holy Smoke, West Coast Pale Ale, and their flagship, Northumberland Ale.  But what about their seasonals, theContinue reading “FEATURE: An Interview with Church-Key Brewing Co. Owner – John Graham”

BEER FESTIVAL: Cask Days at Beau’s Oktoberfest

Beau's has released the Cask list for Beau's Oktoberfest (October 4th and 5th in Vankleek Hill).  What is cask beer?  It's beer brewed from traditional ingredients, matured and served from a cask.  This means it's fresh, unfiltered, served at a higher temperature and has a different taste than beer served on draught.

KATY VS. SASHA: Muskoka Harvest Ale from 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 Harvest Ale by Muskoka Brewery. Katy: Muskoka Harvest Ale pours a dark amber colour with a fluffy off-white head that seems to cling to the glass.  After the cork has beenContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Muskoka Harvest Ale from Muskoka Brewery”

Welcome to Ottawa Beer Events!

We are the #1 resource for beer in Ottawa.  Below you'll find blog posts about future beer releases, events and even a few interviews with local brewers. To help guide you through beer in Ottawa we've created a listing of breweries, bars and restaurants, a nifty growler guide and the most complete listing of beer-yContinue reading “Welcome to Ottawa Beer Events!”

BEER SCHOOL: The Prud’homme Beer Certification – Week 2

Week 2 of the Prud'homme Beer Certification in-class sessions started off with a quiz, testing what we'd retained from the week before. As it turns out, even in beer school there are no exceptions for your birthday when it comes to quizzes! I should have done my homework! We then dove into the history ofContinue reading “BEER SCHOOL: The Prud’homme Beer Certification – Week 2”

BEER&FOOD: Beau’s Brewmaster’s Bavarian Brunch

"Nurse Das Hangover! We'll be hosting a Bavarian-themed brunch at the brewery to cap off the 2013 Oktoberfest festivities. We invite all to share a meal and raise a glass in celebration on family & community. This all-ages event will feature all 9 Oktoberfest beers on tap, a full brunch menu as created by SeedContinue reading “BEER&FOOD: Beau’s Brewmaster’s Bavarian Brunch”

BLOGGER ROUNDUP: Oktoberfest Edition

We know it isn't October, so why is this month's blogger roundup called the Oktoberfest Edition?  Well, Oktoberfest really doesn't happen in October, well part of it doesn't.  Traditionally the two-week Oktoberfest celebration starts in mid-September and finishes the first week of October.  In the spirit of Oktoberfest we asked Ottawa's Beer Bloggers what theirContinue reading “BLOGGER ROUNDUP: Oktoberfest Edition”

KATY VS. SASHA: La Vache Folle Milk Stout from Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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 La Vache Folle Imperial Milk Stout by Microbrasserie Charlevoix. Katy: A milk stout is a stout that has lactose, milk sugar, added to the brew kettle for sweetness and body.  If you'reContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: La Vache Folle Milk Stout from Microbrasserie Charlevoix”

BEER RUN: Brewery-to-Brewery Charity Run

Beer Run 2013 is a 13.3km brewery-to-brewery run to five Ottawa breweries (Mill St. Brew Pub, Beyond The Pale, Clocktower Brew Pub, Kitchissippi Beer Co. and Big Rig Brewery).  All five breweries will be sampling their finest hand crafted beers and have its own unique atmosphere that will energize you for the next leg ofContinue reading “BEER RUN: Brewery-to-Brewery Charity Run”