Like an over-shaken bottle of lager, Ottawa’s craft beer scene is exploding. With an ever-expanding list of breweries, brew pubs and beer-related festivals it’s clear that Ottawa is making a play to become the brew capital of Canada.
Welcome to Apt13’s live chat with several of the people driving the success of Ottawa’s beer scene, including:
- Robert McIsaac, one of the co-owners of Beyond the Pale, the Hintonburg-based brewery that just can’t seem to keep its flavourful brews in stock.
- Paul Meek, owner of the Kichesippi Beer Co., the beer that US Ambassador David Jacobson was drinking as he danced on the grave of our dashed playoff dreams.
- Steve Beauchesne of Beau’s beer, who not only makes one of the region’s iconic brews, but every Oktoberfest also throws one of the Ottawa Valley’s best parties.
If you have any questions about beer, brewing or starting a business in Ottawa, here’s your chance to talk directly to the city’s beer barons.