Cassel Brewery Releases their Harvest Ale

Cassel Brewery has released their limited edition Harvest Ale today.  Mario Bourgeois, Co-owner and Brewmaster spoke about the beer in a post we did earlier this month on Harvest Ales:  "We obtained hops from what was harvested back in 1920 in Fournier ON! That hop is said to be a bohemian likely Saaz. Up to 1958Continue reading “Cassel Brewery Releases their Harvest Ale”

KATY VS. SASHA: Land is Strong from Dominion City Brewing Company

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 Land is Strong. Katy: You know you drink a lot of bitter IPAs when you sip on something that's labelled 92 IBU andContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Land is Strong from Dominion City Brewing Company”

KATY VS. SASHA: Muskoka Harvest Ale from Muskoka Brewery

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 Muskoka Harvest Ale by Muskoka Brewery. Katy: Muskoka Harvest Ale pours a dark amber colour with a fluffy off-white head that seems to cling to the glass.  After the cork has beenContinue reading “KATY VS. SASHA: Muskoka Harvest Ale from Muskoka Brewery”

FEATURE: An Interview with Hop Farmer, Daniel Sabourin

It's that time of year when fresh hops are being harvested.  Most of these hops are dried or pellitized to keep them fragrant and preserved for year-round brewing,  but if a brewer uses them right away,  it can create a beer with more hop fragrance, flavour and character.  These brews are typically called Harvest Ales. Continue reading “FEATURE: An Interview with Hop Farmer, Daniel Sabourin”