For your local New Year’s Eve party consideration: CRAFT Beer Market is capping off 2016 with a four-course beer and meal pairing.
“That initial brainstorm, 3 years ago, was the most brilliant I idea I had in 4-5 years: helping people get local craft beer to their house.
Étienne Brûlé Brewery combines history and science in an awesome way.
That’s right, the speakeasy-themed brewery is turning one. The basement brewery is taking over their upstairs neighbour, Level One.
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 […]
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 […]
Though I consider myself more of a sophisticated drinker than a sophisticated dresser; the Ottawa Wine and Food Show has always been an annual excuse to see if my vest still fits, make vest puns and to test my “How to Tie a Tie” bookmark. The event has now expanded to offer a springtime event: Eat, Drink, […]
It was a hole in the wall with the worst selection in the city, and when they closed it no one complained, which may just be a first for a store of its type. I speak, of course, of the old Rideau Centre LCBO, the late and completely unlamented bottle shop that may have saved […]
To the surprise of no one, the Beau’s Brewery St. Patrick’s Day event at the Aberdeen Pavilion was a roaring success that left those on the outside green (!) with envy. Much like the enjoyable Oktoberfest party thrown by Beau’s every year in Vankleek Hill, the event featured delectable food, great live music, a friendly atmosphere and […]
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 […]
It’s all about balance. When I first found Ashley Kokelj’s Yoga On Tap sessions online, I was uneasy with the thought of combining draught beer with deep lunges. But after talking to “The Happy Yogi”, I see that the combination of craft beer and yoga works. It’s more holistic than I initially realized and is […]
Black Friday is typically the kick-off of the holiday season. If you have a few craft beer lovers on your gift list, this might be a good chance to cross them off. Black Friday at Beau’s will feature 10+ Black Beers on tap (clever…) as well as discounted merch, exclusive buys, food, music and Ottawa/Montreal […]
The date is July 1st, 2015. 148 years have passed since Sir John A. MacDonald and his pals completed all the necessary paperwork for Canada to become an independent nation. In honour of this momentous occasion, “Dominion Day” was celebrated every year until 1982, when PM Ben Mulroney Sr. changed the name to “Canada Day”. Dominion […]
Jordan Duff is a regular contributor over at BrewBrahs, where they talk about everything beer. You can find them on Twitter. You can also find them at this Dominion Day party! It’s that time of year again, Ottawa, when we celebrate our true patriot love and Canadian independence with beer, friends and fireworks. If you’re looking for something fresh […]
If you’re a craft beer lover – and let’s be honest, over the last few years the local beer scene in Ottawa has exploded, making it extremely difficult not to hop on the beer wagon (or in this case, beer bus) – chances are you’ve already heard about Brew Donkey. Just last week, the beer-delivery […]