BEER SCHOOL: Beer Sessions @ Union 613 November 10th, 17th & 24th

Join Tristan Bragaglia-Murdock formerly of Beyond the Pale, in Union 613's Speakeasy for three nights in November (10, 17 & 21) for Beer Sessions.   Each class will focus on an element of the brewing process (malts, yeast and hops/other flavourings). Classes are $50 each, or $120 for all three. They'll include some food from theContinue reading “BEER SCHOOL: Beer Sessions @ Union 613 November 10th, 17th & 24th”

Master Cicerone, Mirella Amato, to Host Sensory Evaluation Workshop in December

Being able to appreciate beer has many different levels. For some, simply being able to sit back with a glass or two of craft at the end of the day is perfection. For others, going in depth into how the liquid in their glass was made, if it's to style and determining if there areContinue reading “Master Cicerone, Mirella Amato, to Host Sensory Evaluation Workshop in December”

FEATURE: Back to (Beer) School

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting (somewhat) cooler and students everywhere are preparing for a new school year. As a student of craft beer, you also have to prepare for a busy semester since there are a few classes available to you. Algonquin College School of Part Time Studies Beers of the World (September 3 –Continue reading “FEATURE: Back to (Beer) School”

BEER SCHOOL: The Prud’homme Beer Certification – Final Week

Our final session of the Prud'homme Beer Certification came to a close last week with a re-cap of all we've learned, some pre-exam beers to ease the tension of our final exam and my favorite part: the beer pairing.  Belgian beers were the theme for the final tasting, a great way to take our mindsContinue reading “BEER SCHOOL: The Prud’homme Beer Certification – Final Week”

BEER SCHOOL: The Prud’homme Beer Certification – Week 3

Week 3 of The Prud'homme Beer Certification had us discussing the proper storage and handling of draught beer. A lot of work goes into making sure someone gets the perfect pint. There's a plethora of different lines and do-hickeys that can be used to regulate the temperature and pressure of a draught system – inContinue reading “BEER SCHOOL: The Prud’homme Beer Certification – Week 3”

BEER SCHOOL: The Prud’homme Beer Certification – Week 2

Week 2 of the Prud'homme Beer Certification in-class sessions started off with a quiz, testing what we'd retained from the week before. As it turns out, even in beer school there are no exceptions for your birthday when it comes to quizzes! I should have done my homework! We then dove into the history ofContinue reading “BEER SCHOOL: The Prud’homme Beer Certification – Week 2”

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: Prud’homme Beer Certification Creator – Roger Mittag

The Prud'homme Beer Certification program offers three levels of certification from beginner to expert and covers an in-depth look of history, styles and taste profiles of beer as well as cooking with beer and food pairings.  Starting in September Prud'homme Beer Certification will be hosting a four week level one (beer enthusiast) class at KichesippiContinue reading “FEATURE: Prud’homme Beer Certification Creator – Roger Mittag”