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Foodie Friday: Beau’s celebrates… everything

It’s already be a busy past few weeks for Vankleek Hill’s Beau’s Brewery. In May they announced their intention to sell the brewery to the employees. A couple weeks back, they released early bird tickets for the popular Beau’s Oktoberfest party. Not pausing for a breath, they have a Father’s Day Weekend event (June 16-17th: don’t […]

Tooth & Nail wins big at the Canadian Brewing Awards. Photo courtesy of the brewery.

Canadian Brewing Awards – 613 represents!

The 14th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference was held May 26-28 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. If you are unfamiliar with the competition, it is a nation-wide contest open to all breweries (and cideries) of any size to complete in a blind tasting over a variety of style categories. 40 Certified Beer Judges (BJCP) consider five […]

Cover image from Les Brasseurs du Temps Facebook page. All other images by Tom Rowell.

Foodie Friday: 4 beer from Brasseurs du Temps

Tom Rowell is a craft beer enthusiast who lives in Ottawa.  He blogs at The Microbrew Times, profiling craft beers from Ottawa and elsewhere.  The craft brewing industry has taken off across Canada with a large number of different breweries opening up in all provinces.  From brewpubs, to local breweries, to larger companies that have large […]

All photos courtesy of Francis Bueckert.

Bike-powered coffee for a good cause

When Francis Bueckert decided to study abroad and volunteer in Ecuador, he had no idea it would lead him to start exporting direct-trade coffee and selling it on a coffee cart from his bike. Six years after visiting Ecuador, Cloud Forest Coffee is now launching its bicycle coffee cart where you can purchase direct trade, […]

Still from Beau's announcement video.

Beau’s Big Reveal

This weekend past, Vankleek Hill darling Beau’s Brewery announced they would be closing the brewery for an all-staff meeting on Monday, May 16th. Hardly exciting news. But by Monday’s end, they had sent the Twitterverse a-flutter with a simple tweet that read: Beau’s to Make Important Announcement Tomorrow (Tuesday) Morning at 8AM. The internet, as […]

Photo by Jordan Duff.

Foodie Friday: 4 beer from Tooth and Nail

Tom Rowell is a craft beer enthusiast who lives in Ottawa.  He blogs at The Microbrew Times, profiling craft beers from Ottawa and elsewhere.  Tooth and Nail Brewing Company is one of Ottawa’s newer breweries, but one of the best serving up delicious brews since September from their delightful Hintonburg pub/taproom.  In an ever expanding craft […]

All images courtesy of Beau's.

Brew Donkey pays tribute to well crafted beer… labels?

Hintonburg Happening is a nine day event that celebrates Wellington West’s community of artists and businesses. Not only is this neighbourhood home to great brewers and craft-focused watering holes, it’s also the home of Brew Donkey, Ottawa’s favourite brewery tour provider. Owner Brad Campeau, is using this HH festival to launch a new educational series that focuses on […]

All photos by Jordan Duff.

Brew Donkey Tour: Hidden History Adventure

Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend my first Brew Donkey tour – Hidden History Adventures. If you’ve ever been to a local beer event, you’ve likely seen Brew Donkey owner, Brad Campeau working a booth or sampling the wares or you might be familiar with his company from their efforts working through […]

Photo from Salt's website.

Foodie Friday: Preston St. cocktail crawl

Classic and craft cocktails are making a huge comeback and there is no shortage of great spots in Ottawa to enjoy one. In fact, if you’re looking for a night out, Preston St. has several great places within a stone’s throw of each other. Forget the pub crawl, we’re going on a Preston street cocktail […]

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