Ottawa Beer Events – Weekly Digest


Coming up this week in beer – Ontario Craft Beer Week continues, so a few of those events in Ottawa, along with some other great beer-y events!

Here’s what’s on deck from Thursday  June 16th – Wednesday June 22nd!

  • Thursday June 16th @11:15 a.m – Big Rig Salute 1179 Lager Launch
    • The name Salute 1179 is a nod to the number of games Chris Phillips played—an incredible feat, especially with one team—but also goes well beyond just that
  • Thursday June 16th @6pm – Muskoka Brewery 20th Anniversary Guest Sampling @ Jack Astor’s  Hunt Club
    • Sample some of the finest wares Muskoka Brewery has to offer, including our special 20th Anniversary Oak Aged Cream Ale! Learn about Muskoka’s past and future with Brewery staff!
  • Thursday June 16th @6:30 pm – Steam Whistle Craft Beer Trivia & Unfiltered @ D’Arcy McGee’s
    • Be crowned the Count or Countess of Craft! Trivia is designed for all levels of craft beer knowledge and can be played in teams or on your own. The winner takes home a Steam Whistle Prizepack valued at $100.
    • Patrons will also be treated to samples of Steam Whistle UNFILTERED, Steam Whistle’s one-and-only all-natural Pilsner but direct from the aging tanks in the brewery cellars before being filtered.
  • Thursday June 16th @1pm – Whitewater does OCB Week – Meet the Brewers
  • Friday June 17th @5:30pm- Muskoka Brewery’s 20th Anniversary Glass Giveaway @ Sir John A Pub
    • Celebrate Muskoka Brewery’s 20th Anniversary with a pint of Oak-Aged Cream Ale, and keep the commemorative glass!
  • Friday June 17th @7pm – Whitewater does OCB Week – Blind Taste Test
  • Saturday June 18th & Sunday June 19th – Beau’s Fathers Day Celebration  @Beau’s All Natural Brewery
    • Come on down with Dad to the brewery for a day of games, food from Chef Bruce on our patio, prizes, music by DJ Law and other surprises!
  • Saturday June 18th – Whitewater does OCB Week – Beer Cocktail Day
  • Friday June 17 – Sunday June 19th – Beau’s OCB Week Event: All Weekend Patio Party @TwoSix{ATE}
    • An All Weekend Pop up Patio Party featuring a special outdoor menu by the incomparable Steve  Harris. Come beat the summer heat with an Ice cold Lug Tread!
    • Through out the weekend there will also be chances to win some great swag! Cold Beer and Prizes? Win Win!
  • Sunday June 19th – Whitewater does OCB Week – Father’s Day Special
  • Sunday June 19th @2pm Father’s Day Beer Tasting with Ottawa Beer Events @Brothers Beer Bistro $50
    • Treat your Dad to a guided beer tasting at Brother’s Beer Bistro.
  •  Sunday June 19th @8pm – BEER COCKTAILS & TAP TAKEOVER AT HOOCH
    • Think outside the pint glass! Join Muskoka Brewery at Hooch Bourbon House and try four unique cocktails made with Muskoka Brewery beer.
  • Tuesday June 21st @7pm  – TASTE & EXPERIENCE: LOCAL CRAFT BEER & BEYOND @ LCBO Hunt Club
    • $30 – To purchase your tickets, please register in person at the Customer Service Desk at the LCBO
    • How well do you know your craft beer? An expert Product Consultant guides you through the exciting and delicious world of craft beer, and a special guest appearance will be made by a brew master from local brewery: Beyond the Pale.

Ottawa Beer Events – Weekly Digest


Coming up this week in beer – it’s the beginning of Ontario Craft Beer Week, so a few of those events in Ottawa, along with some other great beer-y events!

Here’s what’s on deck from Wednesday June 8th – Tuesday June 14th!

  • Friday June 10th-  noon until late– Beau’s Summer Patio Party @St Louis Bar & Grill Clyde Ave
    • St.Louis Bar and Grill present the Beau’s Summer Patio Party with beer samplings, prizes, swag and entertainment provided by the Danny Sylvestre Band.
  • Friday June 10th – Whitewater does OCB Week – Cask Day
  • Saturday June 11th noon to 8pmMissis-Sipping Craft Beer Festival $20 in advance or $25 at the door
    • Enjoy beer & live music at Generations Inn in Carleton Place. Admission includes 4 sample tickets, sample glass & prize draws
  • Saturday June 11th 9pm – Camp Muskoka: Craft Beer Summer Camp@ Hintonburg Public House
    • ONE NIGHT ONLY -Enjoy backwood snacks, campfire sing alongs, cards and best of all MUSKOKA BREWERY IS TAKING OVER OUR TAPS for the night with some of their LIMITED RUN BREWS! Get dress for the cottage, and prepare yourself for some city campin’ HPH style. #campmuskoka for your chance to win some Muskoka swag. No cover. In celebration of Ontario Craft Beer Week.
  • Saturday June 11th – Whitewater does OCB Week – Beer & BBQ Day
  • Sunday June 12th @7pm- Whitewater does OCB Week – Beer Trivia Night
  • Monday June 13th @6pm- Whitewater does OCB Week – Date Night
  • Monday June 13th 5pm  – 8pm – Muskoka Brewery’s Up The Creek with a Buddy and a Paddle
    • OCB week event – Share a paddle of Muskoka’s Cream Ale and our 20th Anniversary Oak Aged Cream Ale with a pal, compare notes and let us know what you think!
  • Monday June 13th 7pm – 9pm – Steam Whistle’s Craft Beer Trivia @ Bowman’s Bar & Grill
    • OCB Week Event – Steam Whistle is proud to host Craft Beer Trivia at Bowman’s Bar & Grill. Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Count or Countess of Craft? Play by yourself or in a team. The winner takes home a Steam Whistle Prizepack valued at $100. Samples of Steam Whistle’s all-natural Pilsner will be available.
  • Tuesday June 14th @6pm – Whitewater does OCB Week – Ladies Night

Want us to mention your upcoming event?  Drop us a line

EVENT: Red and White Weekend


Whitewater Brewing Company will be sponsoring an event for all hospitality staff on June 19th – 21st.

The annual Wilderness Tours Industry Party has a legendary past of being the wildest party of the summer, combining Adventure Sports with Entertainment.

Highlights include:
-Full resort packages -meals, camping, rafting, resort activities all-included
-Private-, cabin-, deck- and woods-parties including local and guest DJ’s, full decor and fireworks from the bungee tower

Book online:

More information including pricing available on Facebook.



Ottawa Beer Events – Weekly Digest


Hello Ottawa craft beer fans! We thought it would be helpful to provide a mid-week snapshot at upcoming beer events to help you plan your beer-y adventures!

So here’s what’s on deck from Wednesday June 1st – Tuesday June 7th!

  • Thursday June 2nd 7pm – 8:30pm – Taste & Experience: Entertaining With Beer & Cheese @ LCBO Rideau Centre – $40
    • Discover a new way to serve cheese and pair it with beer!
  • Saturday June 4th,  12pm – 8pm – Brewery Market @ Hintonburg Park  – Free Entry
    • The Brewery Market returns with “Pursuit of Hoppiness // Best IPAs in the 613” Expect standard local favourites, along with some tasty special-edition beers. Tasters will be available for all IPAs on tap.
  • Sunday June 5th, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm – Brew Donkey All things Brewed Tour  – $55 + tax & Bus Fees
    • Hop on the bus and visit an organic Coffee Roastery, a distillery, a Kombucha Tea Facility and a Brewery
  • Tuesday June 7thMasks and Drafts, craft beer tasting fundraiser @ Barley Mow Westboro – $25
    • Stop in after work for an evening of craft beer tasting to help raise funds for Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa’s premier professional summer theatre

Want us to mention your upcoming event?  Drop us a line


2016 National Capital Homebrew Competition


After a successful 2015, the National Capital Home Brew Competition is back for another year!

The competition will once again coincide with the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival to be held between  August 26th – 28th, 2016.

Last year’s competition was successful, with just under 300 entries and some fantastic prizes for winners.

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BJCP judges hard at work 

Registration Info:  

  • Registration closes on Thursday July 21st – you can register via the competition website.
  • This year’s competition will be based on the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.
  • Cost is $6.00 per entry, limit of one entry per brewery per sub-category
  • The maximum number of entries for this years competition will be 300, in order to ensure that there are enough judges to provide quality feedback.
  • Winners will be announced on Sunday August 27th during the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival.

The winner of this year’s Best of Show will get a chance to work with Whitewater Brewing on a recipe to be brewed on their 30 bbl system.



Keep checking the website and follow on Twitter and Facebook for more information and sponsor announcements!

CRAFT Beer Market Ottawa Opens!


Since the news first broke last year that CRAFT would be opening an Ottawa location at Landsdowne Park, craft beer nerds have been “hopped up” waiting for the doors to open.

After a few delays, CRAFT Beer Market Ottawa, opened its doors officially last Thursday, May 12th.

We got a chance to take a sneak peek during their soft launch on Wednesday evening. Our first impressions are: delicious food, great craft beer selection (especially the local offerings), amazing space (can’t wait to check out the patio) and super friendly staff.

Now open for brunch, lunch and dinner – be sure to check out their 100+ taps, which also include local Kombucha from Culture Kombucha and Bridgehead cold pressed coffee on nitro!






BEER & TRIVIA: 2 Upcoming Beer Trivia Events

 Think you know your beer? Well you can put your knowledge to the test at the upcoming beer trivia events!
BEER GEEK TRIVIA Monday February 29th
7:30 pm – Brothers Beer Bistro

Think you know beer? Kichesippi is proud to host Beer Geek Trivia! A night of malt, hops, water, and yeast to challenge your brain and satiate your thirst! No registration is required. Just show up, drink some delicious beers provided by the awesome staff at Brothers Beer Bistro, and put your beer beer knowledge to the test. Admission is free!
Pints of our new Staff Pick, Dartmouth Common will be on special for $5
TRIVIAL BEER-SUIT Friday February 26th
6:00 p.m – 9:30 p.m – Ottawa City Hall
Assemble your trivia dream team and register online to go head to head against your uber-talented neighbors – all for a good cause!
Craft your team identity. Dress in costume; write a team song, your efforts will be rewarded.
Choose from a host of craft beers brewed in Ontario and Quebec, bid on silent auction items, and enter to win sweet raffle prizes.

BEER EDUCATION: Beer Sessions at Union 613

Union 613 has changed up their beer sessions – now showcasing specific breweries and often hosting the brewers themselves! Sessions are from 6pm – 8pm and include beer and eats ! Cost is $50 per person.
Here is the schedule of upcoming sessions:
Feb 16: Sawdust City
March 1: Nickel Brook
You can sign up for the sessions here

BEER FESTIVALS: Festibiere d’Hiver and Winter Brewfest Return This Winter

Winter can be cold and unforgiving, so what better way to warm up than with a few friends and some local craft beer!! Here is some info on the 2 beer fests coming up in the area! 

Festibiere D'Hiver – January 29th & 30th – The Canadian Museum of History – Gatineau


Photo Courtesy of Festibiere d'Hiver Website

Festibiere D'Hiver returns this year with over 100 beers to sample, including Beau's All Natural Brewing!  This 2 day fest is a great way to sample  beer from Quebec and Ontario. 

Here's some of the info you'll need to know about the fest: 

  • Tickets: $15 in advance, $22.50 2 days prior to the event, $25 at the door (entrance fee includes a festival glass)
  • Event is cash only! (there will be 4 ATMs on site)
  • Parking: $6 on site and ample street parking in the area
  • Public Transit: If you show your proof of purchase, your STO ride is free!
  • Beer samples: 4oz per sample (samples range from 2-6oz depending on the beer) 
  • Coat check: There is a coat check for $2

You can purchase tickets to the event here

Winter Brewfest – February 12th & 13th – Lansdowne Park – Ottawa 


Winter Brewfest returns for its second year this year with  over 35 local and Quebec breweries. 

Here is some information you'll want to know about the fest: 

  • The fest is once again broken into sessions as follows

Session #1: Friday February 12th 2pm to 7pm
Session #2: Friday February 12th 8pm to 1am
Session #3: Saturday February 13th 2pm to 7pm
Session #4: Saturday February 13th 8pm to 1am

  • Event is Cash Only! ATMs will be available on site. 
  • Tickets: (includes festival glass) $15 for Early Bird, $20 for presale and $25 regular price
  • Tokens: $10 for 10 tokens
  • Beer samples: 4oz per sample (samples range from 2-6oz depending on the beer) 
  • Transit: Your proof of purchase will get you a free ride on OC Transpo!

Buy tickets here