Dominion City Brewing Company 17
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Every year around the first snowfall, breweries across Denmark release a special Julebryg (‘yule brew’) to pubs in small towns and big cities across the country. People gather with friends, family and total strangers to celebrate the season and raise a glass of something special. A few years ago they had to move J-Dag (the name given to the day brewer's release their Christmas beers) from a Wednesday to a Friday because the country effectively shut down the day following.
At Dominion City, they are taking up the tradition by releasing a balanced and moderately spiced Christmas ale available exclusively for their own J-Dag.
Julebryg, our Danish-style Yule beer tastes of plum and malted rye spiciness and subtle notes of ginger, cardamom and pink peppercorn.
Available on tap at a limited number of fine bars and restaurants this Friday at 8:59pm as well as exclusively at the bottleshop in special 750ml champagne-style bottles starting Saturday December 5th until it's gone.
They are releasing four new beers especially for the event and they've teamed up with great local restaurants like Town, Seed to Sausage, Ministry of Coffee and more to ensure there's deliciousness to go around. They are also lining up special casks from other breweries around the city.
Tickets are $32 (for either afternoon or evening sessions) and include access to the party, Seed to Sausage deliciousness, a Dominion City stubby plus a patriotic souvenir!
Join us along with some great local breweries for the first Craft Beer Fest at Vineyards Wine Bar and Bistro Ottawa on Sunday May 24th 1pm – 4pm!
Entry is $5 and proceeds go to the Ottawa Mission!
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
Dominion City Brewing Co. is releasing their Boxing Hare Ruby Mild today!
For centuries, mild was the beer of the Welsh working class. Long before the style (and its strength!) all but disappeared in the early 20th century, it was known to be anything but timid. Boxing Hare Ruby Mild is our tribute to this traditional beer; full-flavoured and robust, it pours a deep garnet with luscious malt complexity.
Available today at their bottle shop at 15-5510 Canotek Road!
Today Domionion City Brewing Company is releasing their "Le Hibou" Black Witbier.
It is described as a deceptively light and refreshing Belgian Wit with characteristic tangy, spicy and citrus notes integrated with light roast and chocolate brewed with locally-sourced organic flaked wheat. Dee-licious and available at the bottle shop this Friday and Saturday.
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 Dominion City Brewing Company's Galloping Hessian.
When I first started getting more involved with craft beer and learned about pumpkin ale I went on a pumpkin rampage. Not only did I buy what was available at the LCBO, but I travelled into the US and bought some of what was available there too! I was drinking the fall seasonal will past Christmas and got slightly sick of it, but this pumpkin obsessive behaviour helped define what I like and dislike and I've become quite the pumpkin snob.
Dominion City Brewing Company's Galloping Hessian falls into pumpkin ale's I like category. Solid base beer (brown ale) with pumpkin and added spicing. Not enough to make you feel like you're drinking pureed pumpkin pie, but the right about to warm you up when the wind rattle your windows.
This is a solid pumpkin beer that tends more on the malt and spice side without hitting that sickly-sweet liquid pumpkin pie territory. Appropriate for horseback riding, pumpkin smashing or when you need that extra bit of courage to cross a bridge.
I'm definitely a lover of pumpkin beer so I was excited to try Dominion City's Galloping Hessian Pumpkin Brown Ale – which is a mouthful to say – which is ironic, because the horseman has no head….and thus, no mouth.
But on to the beer! Notes of toffee and pumpkin spice waft from the amber brew. The toasted malt flavour is apparent in taste along with a hint of nuts and dried fruit and the pumpkin spice. It's often difficult to find the right balance of spice in pumpkin beer but I feel like they've done a good job.
Overall a nice light, malt forward beer, with a cinnamon toast like flavour. I was expecting a tad more bitterness from the hops in this brew based on the description, but definitely would reach for it again.
- Byward Beer Market: Winterlude Edition February 1, 2020 at 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Bier Markt Ottawa Winterlude Brewmaster Dinner February 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Bier Markt, 156 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C1 We're excited to invite you to our Winterlude Brewmaster's Dinner! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bier-markt-ottawa-winterlude-brewmaster-dinner-tickets-85117417487?aff=eand
- Paint Day at Beau's Brewery February 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Beau's Brewery, 10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 The Beau's Taproom presents: Paint Day, hosted by Create with Navy https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/paint-day-at-beaus-brewery-tickets-88851977657?aff=eand