Beer Festival 11
This year’s brewery markets were revealed on Monday evening among beer friends and local breweries, which is what Brewery Market is all about!
Some changes this year brings the popular beer events to various locations in the city.
Here is the list of upcoming Brewery Markets for Ottawa to add to your calendar!
June 10 – Mozaik Urban Art Fest (Vanier)
June 11 – Homecoming (Hintonburg Park)
July 1 – Canada Day (Hintonburg Park)
Sept 16 – Taste of Welly (Parkdale Park)
Some important things to note for this years festival:
Breweries: More than 40 breweries will be showcasing their tasty brews!
Sampling tickets: Tickets to sample beer are $1 each – samples range from 2 to 4 tickets depending on the beer!
Re-entry: There is no re-entry this year at the festival.
OC Transpo: Be responsible! Your event ticket includes free service on any OC Transpo. Valid 3 hours before or after the event!
Craft Beer Market Brewmaster Seminars: The soon to open Craft Beer Market will be presenting various seminars with local brewmasters. Find out how your favorite beer was developed along with some samples! Cost is only 2 tickets!
Food Trucks: Some tasty food choices will be available on site via food truck!
Ticket info: Online Tickets are $15 for one day, $23 for two days and $30 for the weekend. In person tickets are $20 for one day $28 for 2 days and $35 for the weekend.
For more info and to purchase tickets check out the festival website.
So far confirmed breweries are:
- Amsterdam Brewery
- Ashton Brewing.
- Barn Door Brewing
- Beau's All-Natural Brewing
- Beyond the Pale Brewing Co.
- Bicycle Craft Brewery
- Big Rig Brewery
- Broadhead Brewing Co.
- Cassel Brewery
- Clocktower Brewpub
- Covered Bridge Brewing
- Dominion City Brewing Co.
- Flying Monkeys
- Great Lakes Brewing
- Kichesippi Brewing Co.
- Lake of Bays Brewing
- Mill Street Brewery
- Nickelbrook Brewing
- Nita Beer Co.
- Perth Brewery
- Sawdust City Brewing Co.
- Sqare Timber Brewing
- Whiprsnapr Brewing Co.
- Whitwater Brewing
Advance Tickets are $20 and include admission and a festival tasting glass. Admission will get you into one of the following sessions:
Session #1: Friday February 13th 4pm – 1am
Session #2: Saturday February 14th 11am – 4:30pm
Session #3: Saturday February 14th 5:30pm – 1:00am
Beer coupons will be $10 for 20 coupons and price per sample will range between 4 and 8 coupons for each 4 oz sample.
Note: This event is cash only
More information and to purchase tickets: http://brewfest.ca
A list of FAQ's has now been added to their website: http://brewfest.ca/faq.html
The Brewery Market has released their list of over 45 beer for this Saturday's event.
The Market is once again at Hintonburg park, will be free admission and you will be able to buy beer and food at the event.
The event runs from 12pm – 6pm and is family friendly.Proceeds once again go to supporting Ottawa Riverkeeper.
Ottawa Brewery Market returns for our final event of the season on Satuday, October 25th with HintonTOBERFEST at Hintonburg Park, in Hintonburg.
Our take on an Oktoberfest party, we'll be serving up local craft beer from Bicycle Craft Brewery, Dominion City Brewing Co., Flying Monkeys, Lowertown Brewery, Nickel Brook, Stone City Ales, Turtle Island Brewing, and Whitewater Brewing Company.
Also featured at The Brewery Market is National Capital Homebrew Competition winner, Andy Morrisson's collaboration brew with Broadhead Brewing Company:
Andy Morrisson won the National Capital Homebrew Competition this summer and we had the pleasure of collaborating with him on this brew. We brought him in for a regular brew day and put our heads together over some pints and brewing. What we came up with is not for the faint of heart! A special brew day was set up and "The Amarillo Chainsaw Massacre" ensued!
Delicious sausages will be served by Sunnydays Gourmet Dogs and Sula Wok will be there with tasty Asian tacos.
And the event happens rain or shine!
FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Hintonburg Park features a wonderful play area. Bring your chairs and hacky sack and come relax for the day.
Proceeds support Ottawa Riverkeeper, because you can't make great beer without clean water.
Get more info at www.brewerymarket.com
This year's National Capital Craft Beer Festival will run from August 15th to August 17th at Marion Dewar Plaza. We recently had the chance to interview the Festival Manager, Phil Dangerfield regarding this year's festival.
Ottawa Beer Events: How did you get involved with National Capital Craft Beer Festival?
Phil Dangerfield: JP Fournier approached me several years back about developing a craft beer Festival. We discussed how to develop the inroads into the industry. JP had started to establish that process as he has a great interest in developing his own craft beer. Sometime had passed and JP came to me and said that it was time to present a craft beer festival to Ottawa before somebody else does.
I got involved in the first program in the role of developing the site logistics and working with the vendors. We continued that role in the second edition. Now JP has moved on and has developed his own brewery, Turtle Island. I have taken over the management of the festival at this point in time.
How will this year’s event differ from in year’s past?
The general format for the festival is the same with a few added elements. We have brought in a stage where in the past years we had a small stage under a tent. This year we have a physical outdoor stage for the bands to play on. For this year's addition we have added Sunday. Last year we had approximately 20 craft breweries, this year seeing the number at approximate 30 breweries. We have also brought in a couple of import beers – one from Israel and one from Thailand. And to not leave anybody out will be joined by Smokies winery from Kemptville and Angry Orchard cider.
How many breweries will be in attendance this year?
We should have 30 craft breweries and 2 import breweries as well. Please see our Who's Pouring page on our website: http://www.nationalcapitalcraftbeerfestival.ca
Are there options for non beer-drinkers?
For the non-beer drinkers this year we have Smokies winery from Kemptville, Angry Orchard Cider, as well our food vendors will have a range of pops juices and waters.
Is the festival family friendly?
Yes the festival is family friendly. We have seen many people enjoy the afternoon with us as there's plenty of grass to relax and sit on with little ones. Unfortunately we do not allow dogs on-site during the festival.
How much are drink tickets? Is the festival glass included in the price?
The purchase of drink tickets themselves is one dollar per ticket. The samples will vary on average between two and four tickets per sample. There are many different types of craft beers and the vendors will have varied costs for the different craft beers they are serving.
Advance tickets for the festival are available online: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/national-capital-craft-beer-festival-tickets-12213774729
“This is not your Father’s Labatt 50!” is how we approached the selection of amazing craft beers that we have available for sampling this year. Come on out on Friday, July 11th from 7 pm to 10 pm for a great evening of craft beer tasting, a selection of appetizers, and upbeat tunes provided by the Swing Bridge Band. Enjoy samples of a variety of local craft breweries and have a chance to participate in the People’s Choice award at the end of the evening.
This event is a wonderful opportunity to try new and interesting brews, socialize with friends and neighbours, see our historic building lit up at night, and get those feet warmed up on the dance floor! It’s guaranteed to be another fun and successful event at Watson’s Mill!
The confirmed list of breweries in attendance include:
- Turtle Island Brewing Company
- Barley Days Brewery
- Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
- Broadhead Brewing Company
- Waller Street Brewing Company
- Dominion City Brewing Company
- The Covered Bridge Brewing Company
- Hogsback Brewing Company
- The Clocktower Brew Pub
- Railway City Brewing Company
- Mill Street Brewing Company
- Kichesippi Beer …and more to come!
Tickets are $35 and are available in advance at Watson’s Mill and on-line through Eventbrite.
Remaining tickets may be available at the door. The number of tickets is limited, therefore get yours today before they are sold out! Admission includes five craft beer samples, with extra samples available at the door at $2 each.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/WatsonsMillCraftBeer
Festibière d'hiver , Gatineau's winter beer festival has moved to a new location this year! Now inside the Canadian Museum of History (formerly Civilisation), it's much more accessible and is considered part of the National Capital Regions' Winterlude celebrations!!
Running Friday January 31st : 5 pm to 2 am and Saturday February 1st : 5 pm to 2 am it promises to be a good time! Along with beer (of course) the weekend program includes winter activities, live entertainment and gourmet appetizers to munch on! Not to mention the enormous bonfire to warm you up if you venture outside.
There is lots of parking on-site and on nearby streets, however if bussing is your thing, the STO is also offering a free bus ride to the museum if you show your Festibière ticket.
Tickets are $10 for the weekend and can be purchased either at one of the outlets below or online. Tickets for the beer and cheese pairings workshop (in french only) with Mario D'Eer are $15.
9 Aubry Street, Hull
238 Old Chelsea Road, Chelsea
960 St-Joseph Blvd., Hull
37 St-Joseph Blvd., Hull
55 Principale Street, Aylmer
Broue Ha Ha
867 Saint-René Blvd. W., Gatineau
Hope to see you there! I'll save a spot beside the bonfire!
Join us Sunday, October 20 at Parkdale Park for the triumphant, suds-soaked, final return of the Ottawa Brewery Market!
Fill up on hometown pride by helping us empty kegs served by Ashton
Brew Pub, Clocktower Brew Pub, Kichesippi, Mill Street Brewery,
HogsBack, Whitewater and Barley Days. Flying Monkeys will be there
representing the lovely Muskoka and tapping cold ones too.
Murray Street + Absinthe will be back with their amazing beef + veggie burgers.
We will be pouring rain or shine.
Children welcome — park features a wonderful play area.
Proceeds support Ottawa Riverkeeper — because you can't make great beer without clean water.
See more info at www.brewerymarket.com.
With the August edition of The Brewery Market coming up this Sunday we chatted with all of the breweries involved to see what they were bringing. We always think it's nice to know what's on tap so you can plan your beer sampling accordingly. Remember, this list is subject to change – taps may be added or taken away at the last moment.
- Lug•Tread Lagered Ale
- Night•Märzen Oktoberfest Lager
- Opa's Gose
- The Spruce Moose
- Raspberry Ale
- Big Rig Gold
- Double Hopped IPA
- Big Rig Double Chocolate Milk Stout
- Cask Conditioned Hopfen Weizen
- Naughty Neighbour
- Gluten Free
- Berliner Weiss
* Nickel Brook's brewmaster, Ryan Morrow, was in Ottawa recently for Craft Beer Week and did a collaboration brew with Beyond the Pale (a black saison!). It didn't make it for this event, but expect it to be released soon.
- SMASH Cherry Ale
- Dark Honey Brown
- (tentative) Cask
The Ottawa Brewery Market is being held on Sunday, August 25 from 12:00 – 8:00pm at Parkdale Park rain or shine. Absinthe and Murray Street will also be hand to collaborate on a burger bar to make sure you're well nourished while imbibing.