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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.
Broadhead Brewing Company is launching the 3rd beer in their Experimental Series, in which a limited 750L experimental batch will be released every 2 weeks!
Rockin' Root Beer is brewed with sweet honey malts, licorice and sarsaparilla.
Aroma: Malty sweet, sarsaparilla, licorice
Appearance: Dark brown
Flavour: Malty sweet, sarsaparilla, licorice
Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth
You can find this special release at their brewery – 81 Auriga Drive #14 and on tap at the following locations:
More information on the series can be found on their website: http://broadheadbeer.com/underblog/lab-rats-needed-for-experimental-series/
Broadhead Brewing company is launching the first beer in what they are calling their "Experimental Series" in which a limited 750L experimental batch will be released every 2 weeks!
For the first release, called "Set Phasers to Smokin' Bock" cherry wood smoked malts mingle with Munich malts for a magentic medley of smoky sweetness. At 6.5% ABV, you will feel the alcohol warmth when Broadhead's Bock hits the spot!
Aroma: Light cherry wood smoke, toasty, slightly fruity.
Appearance: Dark brown.
Flavour: Malty, smoky, toasty, sweet, fruity, alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Full body, smooth, alcohol warming.
You can find this special release at their brewery 81 Auriga Drive #14 or on tap at the following locations:
More information can be found on their website: http://broadheadbeer.com/underblog/lab-rats-needed-for-experimental-series/
Broadhead Brewing Company just released Pie-eyed Apple Wheat, made with real apple cider freshly pressed from Pieter’s Appleyard, out near Belleville and a light bitterness from Cascade hops from Lot 17 in a smooth wheat ale.
Pie-eyed Apple Wheat is is available for purchase at Broadhead brewing's retail store.With only close to 1500 L brewed you'll want to get it before it's gone!
VersaTile Design is a local Ottawa company specializing in custom printed coasters which are made from premium imported Turkish marble, and are printed using ultra-violet light cured inks in their workshop. The 100% natural stone coasters are backed with a cork pad to protect your furniture.
As part of support local month, an initiative started by Ottawa blog Apartment613 back in 2011, VersaTile has developed a set of 6 coasters, each featuring the logo of a different Ottawa craft brewery. The breweries featured on the coaster include: Beau's All-Natural Brewing, Beyond The Pale Brewing, Ashton Brewing Company, Broadhead Brewing Company, Kichesippi Beer Co. and Big Rig Brewery. There is also an optional custom cut and engraved wooden base made from locally milled wood.
In total, 9 Ottawa businesses have collaborated on this project, making it truly local! This would be a great Christmas gift for the beer enthusiast on your list!
VersaTile is offering these along with many other coasters for sale on their website.
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