Beer Announcement 4
Since the news first broke last year that CRAFT would be opening an Ottawa location at Landsdowne Park, craft beer nerds have been “hopped up” waiting for the doors to open.
After a few delays, CRAFT Beer Market Ottawa, opened its doors officially last Thursday, May 12th.
We got a chance to take a sneak peek during their soft launch on Wednesday evening. Our first impressions are: delicious food, great craft beer selection (especially the local offerings), amazing space (can’t wait to check out the patio) and super friendly staff.
On November 28, Jerry Vietz, Brewmaster and Sylvain Bouchard, Beer Sommelier, from Unibroue, the award-winning, leading craft brewery, will be in Ottawa for a Consumer tasting session, with food pairings by Bier Markt Executive Chef Michael Cipollo.
The event will celebrate the limited releases of Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve (2015 vintage) and La Fin du Monde in an exclusive, hand-poured 6-litre bottle format with a tasting guided by Unibroue’s Brewmaster Jerry Vietz and Beer Sommelier Sylvain Bouchard.
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Rideau Street LCBO (275 Rideau St.)
The tasting will be followed by a bottle-signing session at Bier Markt (156 Sparks St) from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.
A very limited number of spots are available for each event.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by phoning the helloLCBO Contact Centre at 1-800-668-5226 or 416-365-5900. HelloLCBO is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Limit of two tickets per person, per call.
Ticketholders will be among the first to be able to purchase the exclusive 6-litre bottles and will have the opportunity to take a photo with Jerry Vietz and Sylvain Bouchard, and to have their bottle autographed.
Jerry Vietz will provide insight on the way Unibroue 17 and La Fin du Monde are crafted and the inspiration behind them. “I'm happy to introduce the new limited-edition 6-litre bottle of La Fin du Monde and Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve in their branded wooden case – only 50 of which will be available for each beer in the Ontario market,” says Vietz. “La Fin du Monde is one of Unibroue's most iconic beers. It has earned more medals and awards – including some of the world's highest honours – than any other Canadian beer. I'm also thrilled with our fifth edition of the Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve, another multiple award winner, which is brewed only once a year.”
The 6-litre bottles are available exclusively at Summerhill LCBO in Toronto and the Rideau Street LCBO in Ottawa. Other varieties of Unibroue are available at LCBO stores across the province. Blanche de Chambly and La Fin du Monde are offered year-round in 341mL pack formats. Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve is available in its 2015 vintage, its fifth annual release at the LCBO.
6-litre bottles of La Fin du Monde will be sold for $149.00 and Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve will be sold for $199.00.
Stone Brewing Co, one of the fasting growing breweries in North America, is finally on tap in Ottawa!
Come and join Stone Brewing Co. at one of the following events, as they celebrate their Ottawa release.
Monday February 23rd: Ottawa Launch Party
5-8pm at the Bier Markt 156 Sparks Street.
Join Stone Brewing's Chirsan Lichtenstein and celebrate the debut of Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone IPA in Ontario.
Enjoy complimentary samples of their Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone IPA and Bier inspired appetizers.
Postponed! New date TBD Tuesday February 24th: Beer Dinner & Introduction Party
7-10pm Brothers Beer Bistro, 366 Dalhousie
Celebrate Stone's arrival in Ontario with Stone rep Chirsan Lichtenstein.
The evening will feature a full dinner paired with Stone beers as well as an intimate talk with the good people from Stone Brewery.
Tickets will be available in advance RSVP recommended via Brothers Beer Bistro: (613) 695-6330
On Tuesday morning Cassel Brewery announced that their flagship beer, Golden Rail Honey Brown Ale, is experiencing some variation in flavour due to some changes in malt production.
Our Golden Rail is a bit under the weather lately. We knew the risk, but we were confident we would never have to face this challenge. Our Golden Rail is made with a very unique malt called Honey malt. So unique there is nothing like it in the world, no substitute. So unique there is only one company that produces it and one slight change in the production of this malt can change the whole flavour. We had a talk with the company and yes they acknowledged that no batch of honey malt they produce is the same.
The next few releases of our Golden Rail will be lighter in honey/caramel flavour. The Honey malt we received since July is missing a good part of its unique flavour. Still enjoyable but lighter in taste than that what it used to be.
We are working at tweaking the recipe in the coming weeks to compensate for this lack of flavour by adding a few more speciality malts to get it as close as possible. Who knows this may be the best thing that could've happened!
So if you come across a Golden Rail that doesn't taste the same hang on we're working hard at bringing it back to what it used to be!
Affected batches have the batch stamp "1141" and up.
- Hopped & Confused Ottawa '19 August 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm Mill St. Brew Pub Ottawa Dine Alone Records & Mill Street Brewery present #HoppedandConfused 2019! We're back in business for a fourth summer of great bands and good beer, with this year featuring JULY TALK, Sloan Music, Weaves, Born Ruffians, NOBRO, cleopatrick, Taylor Knox & Alexandria Maillot. Grab your tickets now at hoppedandconfused.ca 🎫 https://www.facebook.com/events/2364030813808988/
- Hopped & Confused Ottawa '19 August 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm Mill St. Brew Pub Ottawa Dine Alone Records & Mill Street Brewery present #HoppedandConfused 2019! We're back in business for a fourth summer of great bands and good beer, with this year featuring JULY TALK, Sloan Music, Weaves, Born Ruffians, NOBRO, cleopatrick, Taylor Knox & Alexandria Maillot. Grab your tickets now at hoppedandconfused.ca 🎫 https://www.facebook.com/events/2364030813808988/
- CASKAPALOOZA 2019 - Festival-Style Craft Beer Sampling August 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm CRAFT Beer Market - Ottawa, 975 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7 Caskapalooza - our famous summer craft beer sampling event - is back for another year! Join us for a festival-style night of entertainment, good vibes and local beer tasting - featuring over 25 unique casks from your favourite local craft breweries. Event tickets are $25 and include 12 sample beer tokens! Partial proceeds will be…