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The Albion Rooms is pairing up with Muskoka Brewery for a Deck the Halls with Hops and Barley Dinner on Wednesday, December 17th! Five courses will be paired with some of Muskoka's best brews including Detour, Mad Tom, Twice as Mad, Rum Barrel Aged Harvest Ale on Cask and Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout for Dessert! Reserve your spot by calling The Albion Rooms at 613-760-4771.
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 Ottawa beer. This week they sample Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe.
This is a controversial beer, not for the ingredients or the reputation of the brewery that brews it, but for the name and pink elephant imagery associated with it. What's in a name? Delerium Tremens., Latin for shaking frenzy, refers to the delirium caused by alcohol withdrawal.
Delerium Tremens isn't exactly new to the Ottawa-market, it has been available on draught at Pub Italia for years, but now beer connoisseurs can buy it one bottle at a time at The Beer Store.
This treat pours a bright gold with generous white cap and too-perfect lacing. The aroma is sweet, spiked with clove-like phenols and fruity esthers. The crisp carbonation leads you to more sweet esthers and phenols (orange, green apple, white pepper, clove) before finishing dry with a slight medicinal burn.
One 330ml ceramic bottle may not be enough to truly appreciate all the nuances of this award winning beer. I recommend picking up a few, but try to avoid the pink elephants on parade.
Mirella Amato is one of nine people who has passed the Master Cicerone exam and the only person in Canada to hold this achievement. She's a regular contributor to TAPS magazine and even hosts an Ontario Brewer podcast. She also founded the Toronto Chapter of Barley's Angels, a group dedicated to helping women chart their own course in exploring beer.
She will be in town next week to deliver her Sensory Evaluation Workshop as well as to sign copies of her book Beerology, an easy-to-read guide with chapters on history, styles, pairings and even beer games!
Information for Book Signing:
Date: Monday December 8th
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Clocktower Brewpub Westboro Location (418 Richmond Road)
Tickets: $35 includes a signed copy of Beerology + a pint of beer or $10 includes a pint of beer and if you have a copy of Beerology have it signed by Mirellla!
Additional books will also be available for purchase on site for $26.20.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
If you'd like to hear more about Mirella, we've included a video of a recent interview by CTV on her book and craft beer.
- TRIVIA for Meal Care February 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 2265 Robertson Rd Gather your smartest friends and enjoy a few pints, obscure questions all for a great cause! Sign up on eventbrite, free to participate!
- Brewchella Beer + Beverage Festival March 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CRAFT Beer Market - Ottawa, 975 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7 CRAFT Beer Market Presents Brewchella Beer + Beverage Festival: a sampling event of sips and bites. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brewchella-beer-beverage-festival-tickets-92744646735?aff=eand