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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


Win tickets to Winter Brewfest at Lansdowne

This weekend marks the culmination of Winterlude and, to celebrate, the 2nd annual Winter Brewfest, this Friday and Saturday in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. 35 breweries from across Ontario and Quebec will have their best kegs tapped for this event. The breweries include old favourites, like Beau’s, Muskoka, and Beyond the Pale, new kids […]


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Beau’s at Lansdowne

On these frost bitten winter days, we residents of Ottawa deserve something to look forward to, like, a huge St Patrick’s Day party at Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavillion hosted by Beau’s Brewery. This is the first year the brewery is celebrating this Irish holiday, but based on the success of their Oktoberfest festivities, this should be […]