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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 […]

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 […]

Eat, Drink, Spring – Ottawa Food and Wine show

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, […]

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 […]

Foodie Friday: Taverns and Troublemakers is boozy history lesson

As part of the “Taverns and Troublemakers” exhibit at the City of Ottawa Archives (running October 1st until March 19th) a historical tavern tour was offered: “Booze, Bus and Banter” (next tour is March 9th, with a possibility for more). Because I love alliteration, hate missing any beer-related event in Ottawa and am always looking […]

Foodie Friday: Tooth & Nail Brewing Company

It’s becoming almost a weekly activity for me to receive news of a new Ottawa brewery opening and then working with the beautiful people at Apt613 to help spread the news. To be clear, this is no complaint but praise for the outstanding growth of the brewing community locally. What’s even better about all this […]