Ottawa Breweries Collaboration Brew for Canadian Brewing Awards

The Canadian Brewing Awards will be held in Ottawa this year May 25-27th.  More than 20 local craft breweries gathered at Big Rig Brewery in Kanata yesterday, April 24 to collaborate on a special one-off brew that will be poured at the awards.  The beer style is a pale ale brewed with all local ingredients. It will be availableContinue reading “Ottawa Breweries Collaboration Brew for Canadian Brewing Awards”

BEER & MUSIC: Big Rig’s Taproom Sessions w/ Amos The Transparent

In collaboration with Ottawa Showbox Big Rig brewery is hosting its first ever Taproom Session on Saturday, January 30, featuring special guests Amos the Transparent. Tickets are available via Universe

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Local Ottawa Irish Stouts and Reds to celebrate with!

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 inContinue reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Local Ottawa Irish Stouts and Reds to celebrate with!”

8 Must-Try Harvest Ales from Ottawa Breweries

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 aContinue reading “8 Must-Try Harvest Ales from Ottawa Breweries”

KATY VS. SASHA: Scotch Ale from Big Rig Brewery

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 Ottawa beer. This week they sample Big Rig Brewery's Scotch Ale. Katy: I'm going to admit a bias here, I don't like Scotch Ales. They tend to be heavy with sweet caramel flavour,Continue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Scotch Ale from Big Rig Brewery”

Big Rig Brewery’s Scotch Ale Returns to Taps and Growlers

Big Rig Brewery has announced that their Scotch Ale is returning to the brewpub taps as of Monday, September 7, 2014. It's described as follows: A smooth sweetness starts off this complex brew. Layers of different malted barley including barley that was smoked with peat moss give it a mild grain and peat flavour. WeContinue reading “Big Rig Brewery’s Scotch Ale Returns to Taps and Growlers”

BEER RUN: 2014 Ottawa Beer Run

    Details were announced for this year's edition of the Ottawa Beer Run! It's a 13.5 km run from brewery to brewery, stopping at each for 20 minutes to sample a delicious bit of what’s on tap.  Brewery stops include: Big Rig, Beyond the Pale, Kichesippi, Mill Street and the Clocktower. More info here:

FEATURE: Christmas Gifts for the Beer Lover – Last-minute gift ideas

With only 2 weeks left until Christmas it's time to pick up those last minute gifts. To conclude our Holiday gift giving series, we've compiled a list of some last minute gift ideas for that special beer-loving someone on your list. Beer Gifts from Givopoly has Ottawa's best gifts with a fast and friendlyContinue reading “FEATURE: Christmas Gifts for the Beer Lover – Last-minute gift ideas”

BEER RELEASE: Manotick Harvest Pale Ale by Big Rig Brewery

Made from Cascade Hops grown on the Phillips farm in Manotick and hand picked by Lon and the Big Rig crew. Available on tap and growler at Big Rig Brewery & Kitchen starting Thursday, October 10!

BEER RUN: Brewery-to-Brewery Charity Run

Beer Run 2013 is a 13.3km brewery-to-brewery run to five Ottawa breweries (Mill St. Brew Pub, Beyond The Pale, Clocktower Brew Pub, Kitchissippi Beer Co. and Big Rig Brewery).  All five breweries will be sampling their finest hand crafted beers and have its own unique atmosphere that will energize you for the next leg ofContinue reading “BEER RUN: Brewery-to-Brewery Charity Run”