Much has been written about what became of H.F. Brading’s Victorian-era brewery come the 20th century, particularly regarding infamous Ottawa-born magnate E.P. Taylor, who parlayed it into a gigantic beer empire. Then there’s the small matter of the SECRET BEER TUNNEL under Lebreton Flats, built around 1945. I won’t be talking about any of that: This is the largely untold story of the man who started it all, Henry Fisher Brading (1836-1903), and his original Union Brewery.
Beau’s is aiming to raise and donate $5 million to various “community-building groups, charitable organizations, and independent arts” over the next 10 years.
A conversation with brewery co-founder Josh McJannett about what Dominion City has in store for 2017 and beyond.
“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.
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 […]
Canucks in the Kitchen is a group of 4 friends that love food and drink. They share their recipes, reviews and experiences on their blog. You can follow along on their adventures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. In this ongoing series, we’ll be exploring the ever-growing trend of craft and microbreweries. In the last 10 […]
As the last weekends of the sugar bush season turn into the first weeks of cottaging, we find all the best reasons to spend time with friends: incredible food and drink in a relaxing environment. There is a casual fine dining oasis in the Byward Market that brews its own beer, makes its own hot sauce, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
This weekend Dominion City Brewing Company will be celebrating its First Anniversary! Doesn’t it seem like the was a dearth of breweries in Ottawa but a few years ago? Now Ottawa and region is home to more than 20 breweries. To get noticed in an increasingly busy market, you have to offer something special. DCBC […]
I know it’s still summer but…. Ziggy Zaggy, Ziggy Zaggy, Oi Oi Oi! Better start practicing your German toasts to health and wellness, because everyone’s favourite Vankleek Hill field party will soon be here. Mark your 2015 cat calendar for Friday October 2 and Saturday October 3: Beau’s Oktoberfest 2015. Oh and tickets went on […]
Remember Prohibition? Me neither, as it was almost a century ago, but I have watched the Untouchables numerous times and so I can confidently say that Waller St. Brewing’s ambiance and styling do an excellent job paying homage to that dark period in Canadian beer history. The new brewery, located in the basement of 14 […]
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: new craft brewery opening in Ottawa! It’s true, the Ottawa beer scene is blowing up and we couldn’t be happier. We fortunate beer-scholars over at BrewBrahs.com had the opportunity to chat with Andy Nita, company CBO and namesake of Nita Beer. One of the newer breweries in […]
Back in September of this year, Ottawa added another craft brewery to its steadily growing stable. Bicycle Craft Brewery is located at 850 Industrial Ave., Unit 12 and offers several delightful craft beers, including our favourite, Base Camp Oatmeal Porter. And, in case you’re wondering, yes there is a bike rack outside the brewery. There’s also plenty of parking if you’d prefer […]