BEER SCHOOL: The Prud’homme Beer Certification

The Prud’homme Beer Certification is a sommelier-style program for beer and the first of its kind in Canada. Last month we interviewed Roger Mittag to find more about the program and learned that for the first time Prud’homme Level 1 would be offered in Ottawa this fall. Level 1 is considered to be for theContinue reading “BEER SCHOOL: The Prud’homme Beer Certification”

FEATURE: An Interview with Quinn from Ashton Brewing Company

Photo courtesy of Ross Brown (Beer O'Clock) The Hodgins family has been in the pub business since 1975 so it's only natural that they decided to open their own brewery, Ashton Brewing Company (ABC), when the Old Mill at Ashton, just outside of Carleton Place, became available for purchase. With Lorne Hart of Hart BrewingContinue reading “FEATURE: An Interview with Quinn from Ashton Brewing Company”

KATY VS. SASHA: Brewery Ommegang’s Hennepin

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 Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) by Brewery Ommegang. Katy: Brewery Ommegang's farmhouse-style saison is named after Father Hennepin, a 17th century explorer who was the first European to visit Niagara Falls.  They liken theirContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Brewery Ommegang’s Hennepin”

FEATURE: An Interview with Hop Farmer, Daniel Sabourin

It's that time of year when fresh hops are being harvested.  Most of these hops are dried or pellitized to keep them fragrant and preserved for year-round brewing,  but if a brewer uses them right away,  it can create a beer with more hop fragrance, flavour and character.  These brews are typically called Harvest Ales. Continue reading “FEATURE: An Interview with Hop Farmer, Daniel Sabourin”

FEATURE: Beau’s Oktoberfest Bike Ride

Oktoberfest is soon approaching and people are scrambling to secure rides to and from the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds.  If you're comfortable on your bike, want a Beau's cycling jersey and want to support an awesome charity maybe this 94km Oktoberfest Ride is for you. We chatted with Lyndell Montgomery from Beau's All Natural Brewing CompanyContinue reading “FEATURE: Beau’s Oktoberfest Bike Ride”

KATY VS. SASHA: Le Castor’s Yakima IPA

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 Yakima IPA by Microbrasserie Le Castor.  Katy: I'll admit I don't know much about Quebec craft beers and I'll often talk to Ryan from Bières Du Monde for advice, but Le CastorContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Le Castor’s Yakima IPA”