Quickly becoming the unofficial kickoff to summer in the east end, the Orleans Craft Beer Festival is back this weekend for its fourth instalment. Voted Ottawa’s favourite Craft Beer Festival in Faces Magazines’s awards, organizers have raised the bar (so to speak) with the number of local breweries and distillers at this year’s edition.
Ottawa is home to so many amazing breweries, it’s hard to miss when buying for the craft beer lover in your life. But since you’ve already landed on this page, let us help you spread holiday cheers in the capital with this gift guide for beer lovers.
Kingston has a long history of beer brewing, going back to the 1790s. Today, Kingston is home to eight breweries and one cidery, all dedicated to honouring—and putting their own spin on—the Canadian craft brewing tradition. Explore the breweries, taprooms, and patios of Kingston, or take a guided tour of some of our favourites.
Ottawa Tourism designed a clever and fun plan to boost the economy for our hard-hit independent retail, hospitality, and restaurant sectors. We thought we’d come up with an experience to suggest for Apt613 readers.
For those who like a good brew and want to enjoy an outdoor and physically distanced drink session, a new mobile beer garden has arrived in Gatineau.
Learn about the new distillery Ogham Craft Spirits, which welcomed Apt613 into the facilities of the one-person operation for a tour and a tipple. The owner discusses their efforts finding local sources for every ingredient that goes into its spirits.
Braumeister Brewing Company, a Carleton Place brewery that launched around three years ago, has just opened a new location in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighbourhood. This latest addition to the Braumeister roster offers an authentic European beer hall experience. The idea for the beer hall arose from owner Rohit Gupta’s stint teaching at an international school in […]
Jasmine van Schouwen: “Festibière ultimately delivered more “festi” than “bière.” If you’re looking to catch some great bands with friends in a trendy atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed.”
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s food production community—what it’s like now and where it’s heading. Read on for a guest post from Steve Beauchesne on craft beer.
Farinella uses their Spelt flour in their dough and you can also find bags of our flour for sale at some small businesses including Burrow Shop, Farmscore, Around the Block Butcher Shop, Bread by Us, and Red Door Provisions.
Beau’s All Natural Brewing has established itself through the years as a tourism draw for its hometown Vankleek Hill and has an excellent reputation for social events like Oktoberfest and St. Patrick’s Day. Obviously, these highly sociable parties have been put on hold. So how does the brewery continue to make an impact?
Finding the best gift for the craft beer lover in your life is easy if you live in Ottawa.
Whether you consume alcohol or not, there’s something for everyone in these recipes using locally made spirits, wines, cordials, bitters, and even kombucha. There are nearly 10 vineyards in the valley as well, most of whom offer curbside pickup through the holidays.
When a viral tweet stirred up new interest in a once-popular sarsaparilla drink from the 1800s, Andy Nita of Ottawa-based brewery Nita Beer Company wanted to be on the front line of the crusade.
As a proud citizen of Ottawa and hot sauce fan, Rice Honeywell couldn’t resist buying the Ottawa Hot Sauce Box from Heating up the Capital, which featured top sauces from seven Ottawa hot sauce makers, and was inspired to film some video reviews.