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This past weekend we got to attend the Canadian Brewing Awards as media and it was an amazing experience.
Not only did we get to talk beer with the who’s who of Brewers across the country, we got to witness the passion and camraderie within Canada’s craft beer community.
Highlights of the weekend we’re the seminars on topics of interest ranging from barrel aging beer to water management to off flavours, the industry ballet of the bands brewery party and the inspiring keynote speech by Steve Beauchesne, founder of Beau’s All Natural Brewing.
It was great to learn about breweries from coast to coast and what set them apart from others and to try some of the award winning beer that we otherwise may not have had the chance.
The full list of winners can be found here.
Next year’s awards will be held in beautiful Halifax Nova Scotia.
You won’t want to miss this event on Saturday! Join Bicycle Craft Brewery for their 2nd annual Biergarten! A great event to celebrate Spring and patio/bike season!
Be the first to try some of their newest beers including a Guava Milkshake IPA and the return of Juan Almonte jalapeño Pale ale!
As part of this years new Orleans Craft Beer Festival (OCBF), there will be a Homebrew Competition.
OCBF’s goal is to highlight, celebrate and bring together the best beer, food, music and friends in the east end of Ottawa and they want to include the talented home brewers!
The winner for Best in Show will have an opportunity to have their winning beer made and sold at Dominion City Brewing.
Registration is now open until May 31st – and will be capped at 150 entries.
Categories for this competition are as follows:
The categories have been divided into 8 groups. Descriptions and sub-categories will be judged based off of the 2015 Beer Judging Certificate Program – Beer Style Guidelines: http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf
#1 – Lagers (includes categories 1, 2, 3, 4 & 8)
#2 – Euro; Scottish, British, German, Irish Ales (includes categories 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 23)
#3 – Pale Ales (includes categories 18, 21 & 22)
#4 – Ambers and Browns (includes category 19)
#5 – Stouts and Porters (includes category 20)
#6 – Wheat & Belgian Styles (includes categories 10, 24, 25 & 26)
#7 – Spice, Smoked and Wood Aged (includes categories 30, 32 & 33)
#8 – Others and Specialties (please specify style)
Entry form and Rules can be found here.
Good luck and happy brewing!
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