Ottawa Brewery Market 4
Join us under the shade of the belfry for the return of the Ottawa Brewery Market.
Load up on hometown brews by draining the kegs from:
Beau's, Beyond the Pale Brewing Company, Big Rig Kitchen and Brewery, Broadhead Brewing Company Ltd., Cassel Brewery Company, Covered Bridge Brewing, HogsBack Brewing Company and Mill St. Brewery.
Absinthe + Murray St. will be teaming up to fill our bellies with fabulous fare.
Rain or shine—we will be pouring, even if the rain is.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Hintonburg Park features a wonderful play area. Bring your chairs, picnic blankets and bocce balls, 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
The final edition of The Brewery Market will be a blow out with 8 breweries pouring beer – Ashton
Brewing Company, Clocktower Brewpub, Kichesippi Beer Company, Mill Street Brewery,
HogsBack Brewing Company, Whitewater Brewing Company, Barley Days and Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery.
You may have seen their Vintage Lager in the LCBO or heard about their Aporkalypse Now (an oatmeal stout brewed with real bacon), but do you know about their other seasonals or how they brew their beer? We chatted with one of HogsBack Brewing Company's founders, Paige Cutland to learn more.
Ottawa Beer Events: Can you tell us a little about HogsBack Brewing Company – how it started?
Paige Cutland (HogsBack Brewing Company): HogsBack started over a beer. No really! A local group of old friends & co-workers …Frank, Jerry, Mark & Paige were having a beer in a pub and saw the fun and enjoyment that the pub patrons were experiencing and one of the guys said, “You know, we could do this!” And so it began. 2010 saw the launch of HogsBack & our flagship Vintage Lager
How would you describe HogsBack beer?
In a word all of HogsBack beers are ‘session-able’ …meaning great taste & flavour, but not overbearing, meaning you can enjoy many …and still love the taste.Our inaugural and flagship style “Vintage Lager” is inspired by European lagers with superior flavour.
We brew this by using only premium all natural ingredients like spring water, German lager yeast, unique hops and combining three malt types in a traditional small batch brewing method. The result is a crisp, flavourful lager experience that we hope you enjoy.
Can you explain how contract brewing works, and what your relationship is with the brewery that brews your beer?
We find a brewer that has some unused production capacity and one that we can work closely with to develop and produce our beers. It’s a bit of a win-win as their equipment sees greater use and we don’t have to commit the capital yet to fund a brewery. We have great relationships in place right now that we are really happy with and so will continue to use their production capacity in place of building our own brewery…for now.
Do you plan on opening a physical brewery in the near future?
Probably not in the near future but you never know. The longer we can wait while we grow our volume means that we can build a larger brewery at the start and benefit from greater economies of scale. It sure would be great to have a place to call our own and that is our goal but for right now we are very happy with our partners and are focused on growing our sales to support that brewery later on.
Which brews will you be bringing to the Ottawa Brewery Market?
We’ll be bringing our flagship and award winning Vintage Lager along with our Kilty Bastard Scotch Ale. Seeing as the event date marks 244 days until next Summer, we thought we’d have one last taste of summer with our Alohog Coconut Pale Ale (nice for the sunny weather we’ll have on Sunday).
The Ottawa Brewery Market // October Edition will be held on October 20,
2013 at Parkdale Park (12pm – 8pm). Admission is free with food/drink
tickets being sold at the door. It's family/pet-friendly and will go on
rain or shine – prepare yourself for the Ottawa weather.
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.
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