Bicycle Craft Brewery 12
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!
Bicycle Craft Brewery has 2 exciting Beer Dinners on the horizon!
Saturday March 11 @ Clover Food and Drink:
Thursday, March 23 @ Fraser Cafe
Vinterat Liquorice Stout ABV 5.3% IBU 23
Danish for Winter Night, Vinternat is a liquorice stout that celebrates our darkest time of the year. Using Lakrids raw Persian liquorice root imported from Denmark, this stout is a collaboration brew with Jacobsons Gourmet Concepts in Ottawa. Nearly black in colour with a chocolatey head, Vinternat is full bodied and has aromas of roasted barley, dark chocolate and hints of liquorice. On the palate, a subtle sweetness, noticeable liquorice flavour and a cooling sensation unique to liquorice root.
Jacobsons recommends pairing this wintertime brew with a number of the specialty cheeses they have on their wall. In particular, the Alpine style, rich flavour of Five Brothers cheese from Ontario and the soft wash-rind of the Cremeux de Jura from France are exceptional partners.
Bicyle Craft Brewery will be sampling it in their shop at 850 Industrial Avenue, Unit 12 all day tomorrow as well as at Jacobsons on Beechwood from 11am – 4pm where they will also have the cheese to pair with it.
Tickets are $27 and include a complimentary Bicycle Craft Beer and a 1/4lb hotdog on a homemade bun. There will be lots of Bicycle Craft Brews available as well as games and live music!
Tickets are available via Eventbrite!
YOGA ON TAP aims to offer a unique experience of providing an all levels accessible yoga class in the setting of a local craft brewery, followed by a beer tasting and tour, bringing together yogis and craft brew drinkers of all different ages and backgrounds!
Check out their schedule of summer sessions:
Sunday August 9th 11:00 am: 3 Brasseurs Canada / 3 Brewers Canada
Sunday, August 16 2:00 pm: Broadhead Brewing Company Ltd
Monday, August 24 7:00 pm: Mill St. Brew Pub Ottawa
Sunday, September 6 11:00 am: Bicycle Craft Brewery
Cost is $25 per session or $80 for all 4. Price includes a 1-hour yoga class and a flight or a pint of beer. Tickets can be purchased via the Yoga on Tap Website.
Today Bicycle Craft Brewery is launching a new IPA called Cubicle Riot!
Here are the details:
Cubicle Riot is a hoppy and bitter IPA that is refreshing for the hot July days. Light orange-copper in colour, medium body, with a dry finish that makes you want to pick up your glass again. With a lingering bitterness and an aroma of pear and watermelon, Cubicle Riot will get you our of the cubicle and into your summer vacation.
Pick some up starting today in growlers at their Industrial Ave. Brewery!!
Bicycle Craft Brewery has released their Saffron Equinox, just in time for Norouz (the Persian New Year celebrating the start of spring and the biggest Iranian holiday of the year), Saffron Equinox uses saffron sent from their Head Brewer's mom in Iran.
Medium-light body and an amazingly unique aroma of pure saffron, this ale will welcome in the new year with the colour of the sun that will remind you of the warm days to come. Slightly cloudy, sunshine orange in colour and a smooth finish.
Flavours of honey, hay and saffron on the palate and an aftertaste of saffron that lingers on the back of your tongue, this brew is distinct and one of a kind.
Best enjoyed at the exact start of spring (6:45pm EDT on Friday, March 20, 2015) with good friends, good food, and Iranian pistachios.
Available now at their brewery, 850 Industrial Avenue, Unit 12. in both 1.89L ($13 + deposit) and 950ml ($7.50 + deposit)
Happy St. Patrick's Day Ottawa Craft Beer fans!
An Irish stout or dry stout (in Irish, leann dubh, "black beer") is very dark or rich in colour and it often has a "roasted" or coffee-like taste. The most famous example is Guinness followed by Murphy's and Beamish.
Irish Red Ale is an ale originating in Ireland that has a reddish hue from the inclusion of a small amount of roasted barley.
There are also some local Ottawa breweries producing Irish stouts and Irish Red Ale's and we've put together a list for you!
- Beau's All Natural Brewing Company: Farm Table Dry Irish-Style Stout
A toasty black ale with interwoven coffee and chocolate flavours, and the finish is quite dry with lingering roasted character.
Available at the brewery or by home delivery via BYBO
- Broadhead Brewing Company – Scrappy Irish Red
A fusion between an Irish Red Ale and an IPA. So, expect a rosy-red and bitter beer with a dry-roasted finish that'll be a perfect complement to your shamrocks and shillelaghs.
They are now available for sale at the Broadhead Brewery while they last.
- Mill Street Brewery - Cobblestone Stout
We produce a traditional styled Irish Stout that is served using beer gas to produce that familiar creamy pour. Our black stout has a roasted malt flavour and a hint of toasted walnuts and chocolate in the finish. Select imported hops are used to dry out the finish of this ale.
Available at Mill Street Ottawa Brewpub, or in your local LCBO.
- Nita Beer Company has three Irish stouts, the Perfectum, the Omne, and the Trium. Their names refer to the Rule of Three – omne trium perfectum (everything that comes in threes is perfect)
Perfectum – A true Irish Stout: Using a unique grain bill, this stout has notes of chocolate and a smoky flavour that is perfect for the colder weather.
Omne – Licorice Stout: For those who like a sweeter note in their stout, this beer will satisfy.
Trium – Cinnamon and Clove Stout: Did you know there are many health benefits to cloves? This stout will cure what ails you.
Available in the bottle shop and on tap at the Black Tomato
A few honorable mentions for other local stouts:
- Ashton Brew – Vanilla Stout
Deep, robust and richly rewarding, this is beer to linger over. Distinct notes of chocolate, roasted malt and black barley … and with just enough hop bite to cut the sweetness. Vanilla flavor is subtle, most prevalent in the aroma and imparts a silky palate.
Available on tap at their Brew Pub as well as on tap at Patty's Pub and other select locations.
- Beyond the Pale – the Darkness
Think you've tasted a robust stout? Think again. The Darkness is an incredibly dark and creamy beer that will overwhelm the palate with loads of dark chocolate and coffee flavours.
Available on tap at select locations today and at the brewery Thurs – Sun.
- Bicycle Brewery – Abyss Chocolate Stout
A dark, full-bodied, stout with hints of cocoa and chocolate malt. Made with pure organic cocoa, this stout carries subtle hints of hops, and a full, smokey flavour. With a smooth finish and a subtle cocoa flavour that lingers on your palate, Abyss Chocolate Stout is distinctive and bittersweet. Rich and nearly black in colour, this stout is as dark as the abyss.
- Big Rig Brewery – Double Chocolate Milk Stout
Smooth and rich, this dark roasty beer in infused with Belgian cocoa and sweet milk lactose for a uniquely tasty brew.
Available on tap at the brewery!
- Broadhead Brewery – Dark Horse Stout
A full-bodied, rich and creamy oatmeal stout that bristles with bold, unbridled taste. Blending roasted malt and oatmeal for a solid footing, this smooth, dark beer has shades of bitterness that gives Dark Horse the perfect edge.
- Dominion City Beer – Lost Train Oatmeal Stout
Named for Ottawa's fabled beer train, rumoured to be buried somewhere beneath Lebreton Flats at the former site of Canadian beer baron E.P. Taylor's Bradings Brewery, Lost Train is full-bodied with notes of rich chocolate, roasted coffee and dark grains. Ottawa-grown organic oats contribute a delicious silky smoothness.
Available on tap at Corner Bar & Grill today and Fri & Sat at the brewery.
If you are wondering where to grab a pint to celebrate, we have a list of local pubs for you! http://www.ottawabeerevents.ca/ottawas-beer-bar-brewery-list.html
A harvest ale is not a defined style or class of beer, but rather a marketing term and common name for many different beers. The tagline generally refers to beers being brewed for Fall harvests. This most commonly refers to the hop harvest but can also be connected with grain harvest, Oktoberfest, or as a general term for Fall seasonal beers.
A few of the local Ottawa breweries have harvest ales on tap this season and we've rounded up a to-drink list for you:
The Land Is Strong, wet-hopped Belgian IPA is the first edition in the Dominion City Terroir Series. Every beer in the series will feature a different regionally-sourced ingredient; in this case, fresh-picked Cascade hops from Lot 17 Hop Yard in Campbellford, ON.
Josh McJannett, one of Dominion City’s brewers tells us that a few weeks back a crew from Dominion City and the Ottawa Beer Club made the trek to the hop yard and drove 80lbs of fresh Cascade cones back to the brewery the same day. "We finished our batch and the results are really exciting. The beer balances banana and clove Belgian character against sticky, malty goodness. It's topped with fresh hop aroma that you can only get from wet hops."
Drink Me Now is a Community Grow Hop brew. The 6.7% ABV, 50 IBU Harvest Ale was brewed with the harvest from 50 hop rhizomes grown in the community and a portion picked at Bristol Hopyard in Pontiac County
Manotick Harvest Ale is a 5.6% abv pale ale made using freshly picked hops grown by Big Rig co-owner and Ottawa Senators defence man, Chris Phillips, on his property in nearby Manotick.
Isidore's Harvest Ale is wet hopped with Cascade hops from Bédard-Brunet hop farm in St. Isidore.
Märzen is the traditional Oktoberfest style of beer. Beau' s first brewed Night•Märzen in 2008 to welcome harvest time in Ontario, Their small gathering to celebrate the harvest that year has grown into their annual Beau’s Oktoberfest. Night•Märzen is the only beer on our list that can be found in bottles at the LCBO along with availability at the brewery.
“‘Wiches Brew”, is a Black IPA (a dark, flavourful hoppy beer reminiscent of a stout or porter), made with ingredients that include fresh hops from a farm in nearby Perth and from brewery owner John vanDyk’s own backyard. It will be available at a food pairing event on October 31, that will include a special menu from ‘Wiches Cauldron, the popular food truck on Carp Road
In Broadhead’s case – it’s not the hops or barley that’s the harvest ingredient in this beer but apples!
Josh Laroche, brewer at Broadhead, says they'll be doing something different this year – an Apple Wheat. It will use real apple cider freshly pressed from Pieter’s Appleyard, out near Belleville. It will also have a slight cinnamon spicing. Should be ready to serve in 2-3 weeks.
According to Mario Bourgeois, Co-owner and Brewmaster, their harvest ale is a pretty special one!
"We obtained hops from what was harvested back in 1920 in Fournier ON! That hop is said to be a bohemian likely Saaz. Up to 1958 they employed well over 2000 people to help during the harvesting season. A retired belgian farmer kept some plants and multiplied them over the years. We were lucky to get 10lbs of dried hops and we are likely the first one to brew again with this hop which once was very popular. Our supplier got an interview with an 87 year old man who was the third generation to harvest this hop, he was employing over 600 people on his farm only… yep all in Fournier ON!"
Most of these harvest beers will only be available at their respective breweries in growlers for a short period of time, so be sure to keep up to date with our twitter and Facebook so that you don't miss your chance to try them!