Cassel Brewery Releases their Harvest Ale

Cassel Brewery has released their limited edition Harvest Ale today.  Mario Bourgeois, Co-owner and Brewmaster spoke about the beer in a post we did earlier this month on Harvest Ales:  "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 1958Continue reading “Cassel Brewery Releases their Harvest Ale”

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”

Join Cassel Brewery for a Pint and BBQ – Saturday, September 6, 2014

On Friday evening Cassel Brewery announced on their social media channels that they'll be hosting a meetup at the brewery with a BBQ from L'Orignal Packing LAST MINUTE INVITATION!!! We're doing an end of summer BBQ meet up at our brewery tomorrow, Saturday, September 6, starting at 2pm. Sausages and beef jerkey from local butcher,Continue reading “Join Cassel Brewery for a Pint and BBQ – Saturday, September 6, 2014”

Cassel Brewery’s Golden Rail Feeling Under the Weather

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. OurContinue reading “Cassel Brewery’s Golden Rail Feeling Under the Weather”

BEER RELEASE: Hand Car Gruit Ale by Cassel Brewery Company

Cassel Brewery has released their first gruit – Hand Car Gruit Ale! Brewed on International Gruit Day with orange peel and saffron. There are only 300 bottles available so grab yours at the brewery or through Brew Donkey's craft beer delivery service. From brewmaster Mario Bourgeois: Brewed with orange peel and flavoured with saffron, thisContinue reading “BEER RELEASE: Hand Car Gruit Ale by Cassel Brewery Company”

FEATURE: An Interview with Hop Farmer, Daniel Sabourin

It's that time of year when fresh hops are being harvested.  Most of these hops are dried or pellitized to keep them fragrant and preserved for year-round brewing,  but if a brewer uses them right away,  it can create a beer with more hop fragrance, flavour and character.  These brews are typically called Harvest Ales. Continue reading “FEATURE: An Interview with Hop Farmer, Daniel Sabourin”

KATY VS. SASHA: Cassel Brewery’s Golden Rails Honey Brown Ale

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 Golden Rails Honey Brown Ale by Cassel Brewery. Katy: This is Cassel Brewery's first beer and their flagship.  Inspired by Fuller's Honey Dew which is half beer and half mead, brewmaster MarioContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Cassel Brewery’s Golden Rails Honey Brown Ale”

FEATURE: IPA Day – Favourite IPAs of Ottawa Brewers

Happy IPA Day!  Today is the day where beer drinkers around the world raise their glass to one of the most iconic styles of beer –India Pale Ale.  While there aren't any #IPAday themed events happening in Ottawa there are plenty of pubs selling IPAs that were brewed close to home. To celebrate, we askedContinue reading “FEATURE: IPA Day – Favourite IPAs of Ottawa Brewers”

FEATURE: Watson’s Mill Craft Beer – Organizer Isabelle Geoffrion

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 MillContinue reading “FEATURE: Watson’s Mill Craft Beer – Organizer Isabelle Geoffrion”