Barley Days Brewery 4
Join us Sunday, October 20 at Parkdale Park for the triumphant, suds-soaked, final return of the Ottawa Brewery Market!
Fill up on hometown pride by helping us empty kegs served by Ashton
Brew Pub, Clocktower Brew Pub, Kichesippi, Mill Street Brewery,
HogsBack, Whitewater and Barley Days. Flying Monkeys will be there
representing the lovely Muskoka and tapping cold ones too.
Murray Street + Absinthe will be back with their amazing beef + veggie burgers.
We will be pouring rain or shine.
Children welcome — park features a wonderful play area.
Proceeds support Ottawa Riverkeeper — because you can't make great beer without clean water.
See more info at www.brewerymarket.com.
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.
Pouring a beautiful chestnut red (in the sunlight) with a creamy cap that recedes into a thick ring, you can tell from the thick aroma of caramel and toffee that this brown ale is on the sweeter side. Rich thick molasses and burnt caramel are the most prominent flavours with a little hop bitterness kicking in at the end after a few sips.
This isn’t a beer I’d typically enjoy – I’m not fond of big sweetness – but thanks to a light body, fair amount of carbonation and low ABV (5.1%) it went down quite easy.
The first thing I noticed before I even opened this beer was the label.
Barley Days Brewery is deep rooted in the history of Prince Edward
County and the scenes that adorn the labels of their beer, painted by
Canadian artist Manly MacDonald, show their originality.
beer itself pours a dark brown colour and you get a slight maple aroma
from the pour. It’s very smooth on the palate with just the right amount
of sweetness from the maple. Overall a great beer for someone just starting to experiment with brown ale as the flavours are nice and light.
Barley Days Brewery is one of the featured breweries at Prince Edward County’s TASTE Community Grown, a weekend-long festival that gathers the finest foods and flavours of the County under one roof. The brewery will also be open for tours if you want to learn more about the only brewery in a county full of wineries.
You've probably heard the rumblings that the mill in Manotick is hosting a craft beer festival with a few of our favourite local breweries and a some visiting ones too. To get a better idea of what's happening at the mill we touched base with Isabelle Geoffrion, manager at Watson's Mill.
What is the Watson's Mill 2013 Craft Beer Event?
Watson’s Mill is a unique working grist and flour mill, located in Manotick, in Ottawa South. It is a beautiful industrial heritage site, and special events like the upcoming Craft Beer Tasting event of July 12th, help keep the Mill operational and help fund a number of great public programs year round.
This year’s annual Beer Tasting event has been revamped to showcase the craft brewery movement in the Ottawa valley and the sophistication and maturity of the palates and tastebuds of the connoisseurs and the enthusiast. Ottawa has some of the most passionate citizens of craft beer, from the Barley's Angels to Members of the Barleyment to Ottawa Tasting, Appreciation, and Pairing Society. Watson's Mill has the privilege and opportunity to bring these local brewmasters and enthusiasts together under one roof for a night of craft beers and food tastings, live Jazz music, and an interactive brewmaster panel discussion.
All the proceeds of the event will be going to help keep Watson's Mill running as local community museum in Ottawa. A year ago, the community said "Yes" to ensuring that Watson's Mill and its history be around for another 100 years when we raised $0.5 Million to help put a new roof on Watson's Mill. You can imagine the upkeep on a century old working industrial mill and staffing it as a working museums requires a lot funding, this is where events like the Craft Beer event helps.
What does the $30 ticket price include? How large is a beer sample? How much are additional sample tickets?
With their $30 admission ticket, participants get: an event program, 5 tasting vouchers that can be redeemed at any of the participating breweries’ booths. We currently have 10 breweries participating, 9 with beer! And we are still waiting on a couple others. They usually bring 1-4 types of beers from their product line. Additional sample vouchers can be purchased for $2 each. Beer samples are typically about 4 ounces. (the size of a juice glass at an old-fashioned diner!) There is a live jazz band (the Swamp Water Jazz Band, from Manotick), incredible appetizers from Indulge Kitchen & Cocktails (this is a new upscale restaurant in Riverside South, featuring Chef David Godsoe—he will be on-site for the event, as well!) We will have a brewer’s corner, where guests can ask master brewers their favourite beer questions and engage in a lively discussion. And we are also introducing a People’s Choice activity this year—at the end of the night, the “winning” brewery will be invited to come back in the fall, to do an exclusive pairing dinner with Indulge at Watson’s Mill. Of course, as this is a fund raising event for Watson’s Mill, we will have a raffle with prizes from businesses in Riverside South and the participating breweries.
Of note, Turtle Island will be LAUNCHING their product line at our site that night!! We are very excited about this, as we will be the first to taste their beer!
What is the Brewer's Corner?
This is a fun activity where guests can ask their favourite beer questions to the participating master brewers during the panel discussion. This will happen at “half time”, during the jazz band intermission.
Will the newer brewery's, Turtle Island and Mad Hatter, be serving beer?
Turtle Island: yes!! Mad Hatter: not yet…!
Where can tickets be purchased?
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