Ottawa Breweries 5
Beer Resources in Ottawa
Bars and Breweries
We already have that covered in our extensive Ottawa Beer, Bar and Brewery list.
Ottawa has it’s share of bloggers and they love to write about beer. You’ll find both reviews from far and wide, highlights from a local beer event and discussions about beer culture.
Beer drinkers like to chat about what they’re drinking or brewing. Several forum styles are available to you, but some are better for specific topics.
- BarTowel – Ontario
- Reddit – /r/BeerInOttawa
- Reddit – /r/BeerCanada
- Reddit – /r/Homebrewing
- Reddit – /r/Beer
At some point you may want to try brewing your own beer. There are several supply stores and some brew on premise sites that can help you get started on your first brew (and the addiction that is homebrewing).
- DeFalco’s (Brewing Supplies – 3 Ottawa locations)
- Magnotta (Brewing Supplies)
- Pure Brew (Brew on Premise)
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National Capital Craft Beer Festival has released details for this years festival, which will run August 15th – 17th in Marion Dewer Park!
What is happening this year?
It’s our 3rd annual National Capital Craft Beer Festival showcasing exceptionally crafted craft beers, cider, local eateries and some local wine.
We will be open 3 days this year from 2 days last year, having added Sunday.
30 Craft breweries in the park this year, from last years 20 breweries.
Fantastic foods from some of Ottawa’s best eateries.
Live music Friday and Saturday.
Spinning the Classic R&B and Jazz on Sunday.
Brewmasters on site to chat with.
Along with over 100 craft beers you may find a few international beers to try.
- Contact us for for your corporate events, group or team parties
For those with a different appreciations we have added:
- European Imported Beers,
- Local Ciders,
- Local Wine,
- Along with our exceptionally crafted craft beers.
Where’s all this pouring going on?
Festival Site is in the same place as the past two years:
Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall,
Address: 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1
What are the costs?
There is a selection of entry fees.
One day pass costs $15.00 in advance $20.00 at the gate,
Weekend pass costs $30.00 in advance $35.00 at the gate.
When should you be there?
Come and join us starting Friday Aug 15th
Friday: 15:00 to 22:00,
Saturday: 11:00 to 22:00,
Sunday: 11:00 to 18:00.
Come on out and taste these exceptionally crafted craft beers from our local breweries, like Beyond The Pale, Beau’s Brewery and Ashton Brew Company and many others (see whose serving for a complete list). We have fine foods, munchies and fun and entertaining local bands.
Advance tickets are available online: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/national-capital-craft-beer-festival-tickets-12213774729
The Marché will be held at the Hendrick Farm, a gorgeous heritage property in Old Chelsea which has already gained a reputation as a destination that supports conservation, sustainability and the environment. The Farm, which is part of a community redevelopment project in Chelsea, features a historic barn that visitors will be able to explore and enjoy during the Marché.
For our inaugural Marché, we’re thrilled to be welcoming some of Quebec’s finest craft breweries, including Trou du Diable from Shawinigan, Brasserie Dunham from Dunham, Microbrasserie Le Castor from Rigaud, Brasseurs du Temps from Gatineau andBenelux from Montreal. We’re grateful that these quality brewers are participating in our first (of hopefully many) Marchés in Quebec.
The Marché des Brasseurs will be free admission and you will be able to buy beer and food at the event. We will run from 12pm – 6pm on Saturday, July 26th. The event will be all-ages and family friendly. Proceeds from the Marche des Brasseurs will support the great work of Sentinelle Outaouais.
Hendrick Farm has ample free parking but we do not suggest that you drink and drive. In partnership with Brew Donkey, we will be running a shuttle bus to the Marché des Brasseurs from Ottawa (leaving from Fairmont & Wellington). You can reserve your spot on the bus here. And with that, mark down Saturday, July 26th in your calendar for a wonderful day of Quebec craft beer and food at our first Marché des Brasseurs!
More information: http://www.marchedesbrasseurs.com/
Two new releases announced today.
Hogan's Goat (Beau's All Natural Brewing Company): Hogan’s Goat is a unique bock-inspired beer that has been brewed with a slight rye malt addition and adventurously spiced with peppermint, juniper, and orange peel. Offering up mingling aromas of mint and herbs, this copper-hued brew features a malty, sweet flavour that gets a pleasant cleansing lift from the addition of cooling peppermint and herbal juniper, while light orange peel adds a complementary citrus undertone.
Available from the brewery, BYBO.ca and the LCBO (soon!).
Make'r's Dark (Beyond the Pale Brewing Company): A bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout clocking in at 10.5% ABV and 55 IBUs. Big bourbon flavour, chocoalte, coffee notes and a lingering alcohol burn.
Available at the brewery, limit 2 per customer.
**NOTE – THIS POST IS NOT BEING UPDATED – FOR AN UPDATED LIST VISIT THE RESOURCES SECTION OF THE WEBSITE:
BREWERIES/BREW PUBS: https://ottawabeerevents.ca/ottawa-area-breweries
RESTAURANTS & BARS: https://ottawabeerevents.ca/ottawa-bars-restaurants-with-craft-beer/
Local Breweries, Brew Pubs and Contract Breweries
Don’t worry, we’ve mapped out all of these breweries on a handy Google Map. Happy Beer Tourism!
- Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company (Vankleek Hill)
- Beyond the Pale Brewing Company (Hintonburg)
- Bicycle Craft Brewery (Trainyards)
- Brasseurs de l’Outaouais (Gatineau)
- Broadhead Brewing Company (Nepean)
- Broken Stick Brewing Company (Ottawa)
- Calabogie Brewing Company (Calabogie)
- Cartwright Springs Brewery (Pakenham)
- Cassel Brewery Company (Casselman)
- Covered Bridge Brewing Company (Kanata)
- Dominion City Brewing Company (Ottawa)
- Kichesippi Beer Company (Westboro)
- Nita Beer Company (Ottawa)
- Perth Brewery (Perth)
- Rurban Brewing (Cornwall)
- Square Timber Brewing Company (Pembroke)
- Stalwart Brewing (Carleton Place)
- Tooth and Nail Brewing Company (Ottawa)
- Waller St. Brewing (Byward Market)
- Whiprsnapr Brewing Company (Ottawa)
- Whitewater Brewing Company (Forresters Falls)
- Ashton Brewing Company (Beckwith)
- Big Rig Brewery & Kitchen (Nepean)
- Brasseurs Du Temps (Gatineau)
- Les 3 Brasseurs (Sparks Street, Kanata)
- Lowertown Brewery (Ottawa)
- Microbrasserie-Bistro Gainsbourg (Gatineau)
- Mill Street Brew Pub (Lebreton Flats)
- The Clocktower Brew Pub (New Edinburgh, Glebe, Westboro, Byward Market)
Contract Breweries (breweries that hire another brewery to produce their beer)
- B-Side Brewing Label (Brews out of Beau’s – “B-Side Brewing Label is like a record label, for beer. We sign craft brewer “artists” who we respect and believe are making great beer to our brewing label.”)
- Brasserie Tuque de Broue (Brews out of Kichesippi – opening in May in Embrun)
- HogsBack Brewing Company (Various breweries including Broadhead)
- Crooked Mile Brewing (Almonte)
- Evergreen Craft Ales (Ottawa)
- Mad Hatter Brew Company (Ottawa)
- The Weather Brewery (Ottawa)
Where to Buy Beer
Beer can only be purchased at The Beer Store (a privately owned chain of retail outlets), the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (a provincial Crown corporation), breweries and brew pubs. Most of Ottawa’s breweries sell their beer in refillable growlers.
There are a few grocery stores in the Ottawa area that now sell 6 packs of beer:
- Farm Boy, 2030 Tenth Line in Orleans.
- Sobeys, 193 Metcalfe Street.
- Loblaws, 1980 Baseline Road.
- Metro, 3201 Strandherd Drive in Nepean.
- Real Canadian Superstore, 760 Eagleson Road.
- Sobeys, 700 Terry Fox Drive in Kanata.
- Sobeys, 840 March Road in Kanata.
- Independent, 1251 Main Street, Stittsville.
In Quebec beer can be bought at the Société des alcools du Quebec (a provincial Crown corporation), breweries, brew pubs and privately owned stores. Since Ottawa’s so close to some great Quebec beer stores it’s worth the drive to go bottle shopping. Here are some of our favourite stops:
Beer Bars and Restaurants
Lots of places offer beer on their menu, but these fine establishments offer a better selection featuring more of the locals. In case you need a bit of direction here’s a Google Map
- Black Tomato
- Brothers Beer Bistro
- Heart & Crown
- Murray Street Kitchen
- Must Wine Bar
- Patty Boland’s
- Smoque Shack
- The Albion Rooms
- Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro
- Arrow and Loon
- Atomic Rooster
- Bier Markt
- D’Arcy McGee’s
- Pints & Quarts
- The Royal Oak
- Union Local 613
- Arrow and Loon
- Crust and Crate Public House
- House of TARG
- Irene’s Pub
- Jack Astor’s Lansdowne
- Local Public Eatery
- Black Pepper Urban Pub
- Hintonburg Public House
- The Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern
- The Wellington Gastropub
Old Ottawa South
- TRIVIA for Meal Care February 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 2265 Robertson Rd Gather your smartest friends and enjoy a few pints, obscure questions all for a great cause! Sign up on eventbrite, free to participate!
- Brewchella Beer + Beverage Festival March 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CRAFT Beer Market - Ottawa, 975 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7 CRAFT Beer Market Presents Brewchella Beer + Beverage Festival: a sampling event of sips and bites. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brewchella-beer-beverage-festival-tickets-92744646735?aff=eand