This past weekend we got to attend the Canadian Brewing Awards as media and it was an amazing experience.
Not only did we get to talk beer with the who’s who of Brewers across the country, we got to witness the passion and camraderie within Canada’s craft beer community.
Highlights of the weekend we’re the seminars on topics of interest ranging from barrel aging beer to water management to off flavours, the industry ballet of the bands brewery party and the inspiring keynote speech by Steve Beauchesne, founder of Beau’s All Natural Brewing.
It was great to learn about breweries from coast to coast and what set them apart from others and to try some of the award winning beer that we otherwise may not have had the chance.
The full list of winners can be found here.
Next year’s awards will be held in beautiful Halifax Nova Scotia.
Mark your calendars!
After a short hiatus to welcome our new baby girl, we are back to offer a Craft beer tasting on March 26th at Lieutenants Pump on Elgin!!
If you’d like to learn more about craft beer while sampling some brews and munching on some tasty charcuterie, grab a ticket!
Tickets are $40 for (6) 7oz beer samples + charcuterie.
Available via Eventbrite
We’re excited to announce 2 upcoming guided beer tastings – both very different but guaranteed to be a great time!! Click on the event below for more information/to purchase tickets
Here are some of the things we like to discuss during our tastings:
– The brewing process from A to Z
– How to taste beer
– Beer serving tips
– Beer style identities – the characteristics of each style
– the Ottawa brewing scene
– Beer History
– Whatever beer-y topic may interest you!!!
For additional information or to book your own tasting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost $25 available on Eventbrite or at CRAFT Beer Market
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.
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
Vinterat Liquorice Stout ABV 5.3% IBU 23
Danish for Winter Night, Vinternat is a liquorice stout that celebrates our darkest time of the year. Using Lakrids raw Persian liquorice root imported from Denmark, this stout is a collaboration brew with Jacobsons Gourmet Concepts in Ottawa. Nearly black in colour with a chocolatey head, Vinternat is full bodied and has aromas of roasted barley, dark chocolate and hints of liquorice. On the palate, a subtle sweetness, noticeable liquorice flavour and a cooling sensation unique to liquorice root.
Jacobsons recommends pairing this wintertime brew with a number of the specialty cheeses they have on their wall. In particular, the Alpine style, rich flavour of Five Brothers cheese from Ontario and the soft wash-rind of the Cremeux de Jura from France are exceptional partners.
Bicyle Craft Brewery will be sampling it in their shop at 850 Industrial Avenue, Unit 12 all day tomorrow as well as at Jacobsons on Beechwood from 11am – 4pm where they will also have the cheese to pair with it.
It's hard to believe that it's been a year already!! Visit Whiprsnapr Brewing Company this Friday October 30th to celebrate their birthday! Visit the Haunted Brewery and see the wreckingcrew zombies. Admission is free and there will be free snacks and treats.
They will be providing free 5oz samples of their new beer – troublmakr for everyone attending the event! 1L growlers will also be avialable for sale.
A 10%. 100 ibu. Black cherry wood smoked IPA. That's right – it's a real nice punch in the face!
We use a crap ton of Newport, Challenger and Columbus hops to give a super earthy bite – then dry hop it with fresh whole cone Centennial hops to overload your senses – boom!
More information on their Facebook event page.
It's been said many times that brewing beer is a science, but now it's definitely the case. On July 1st, Carleton Mass Spectrometry Centre (CMSC) launched a collaboration with Ottawa’s Broadhead Brewing Company. The new research facility’s inaugural project represents a fresh approach to partnerships between academia and industry.
The CMSC and Broadhead are in the middle of a six-month project exploring shelf life and storage temperature questions for the microbrewery. Using beer directly from the tank, mass spectrometry helps to obtain the molecular footprint of said beer and can help to analyze how the beer changes over time at different temperatures and in different types of containers.
As one of Broadheads owners, Josh Laroque, is a graduate of Carleton's Aerospace Engineering program, this was a perfect opportunity for Science and Beer to work together. This will help Broadhead to better advise distributors and clients on how to handle their beer to ensure optimum freshness.
Naturally, a beer was brewed in honour of this partnership.
"Chromato" is an Oktoberfest Style beer "with a twist" . It is named after the Chromatogram generated by the CMSC analysis. Instead of using the traditional lagering yeast, it uses an ale yeast, giving it a more complex and robust flavour. Vienna malts bring a toasty sweetness which creates a smooth, warming and delicious beer.
You can purchase this beer at the Broadhead brewery and on tap around the city.
More information on the study can be found here.
Tickets are $30 and include:
- Bavarian Snacks
- Free Souvenir Stein
- 3 Drinks!!
There will be entertainment all night.
More info on the Mill Street Brew Pub Ottawa website!
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- Brewmasters dinner with Henderson Brewing Co September 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm CRAFT Beer Market, 975 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7, Canada Check out "Henderson Brewing Co. Brewmaster's Dinner" on Eventbrite! Date: Tue, Sep 26 • 6:00 PM Location: 975 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/henderson-brewing-co-brewmasters-dinner-tickets-37466358888?aff=eand
- Bicycle Craft brewery 3rd anniversary September 30, 2017 Bicycle Craft Brewery, 850 Industrial Ave #12, Ottawa, ON K1G 4K2, Canada
- #Ottbottleshare October 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm