Ontario Craft Brewers' Podcast

Welcome to the second podcast in the Ontario Craft Brewers’ three part beer tasting series! This podcast is all about beer and food!

Lisa Dunbar and Mirella Amato are joined by Chef Howard Dubrovsky of Food Cult as they talk about the fine art of matching food with beer. Chef Howard brings two mouth-watering dishes: a unique guacamole (with a little ‘kick’) and a spinach & cheese dip. In this episode, listeners will enjoy a candid conversation about beer and food matching as Howards recipes are matched with two Ontario Craft Brewers beers: Stratford’s Pilsner and Mill Street’s Wit Bier.

We encourage listeners to assemble this tasting at home and follow along as we discover how these great brews interact with these two great recipes!

To find OCB products at the LCBO near you, please visit www.ontariocraftbrewers.com/LCBO_brands.php. You will also find Howard’s guacamole and Spinach & Cheese dip recipes, on the OCB website www.ontariocraftbrewers.com and for more information on Chef Howard Dubrovsky please visit www.howard-dubrovsky.com Bon Appetite!

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In this last instalment of the OCB’s three-part beer tasting podcast series, Lisa and Mirella are joined by Canada’s Cheese Guru, Gurth Pretty.

In this podcast, listeners will learn about how the production of locally made cheese and locally brewed beer complement each other. Gurth and Mirella have some fun and share their enthusiasm and passion for matching beer with cheese. Locally made cheese paired with locally brewed beer…. proof that FRESH IS BETTER!

To join Lisa, Mirella and Gurth on their beer and cheese adventure, you will need: Wellington Dark, King Pilsner, Horseradish and Elderberry Cheese.

In this podcast, we put the challenge out to you… to discover the wonderful world of Ontario Craft beer and locally made foods for yourself. Visit www.ontariocraftbrewers.com to find a complete listing of OCB brands and all things OCB. To find out more about Gurth Pretty, his books, and Cheese of Canada, please visit http://cheeseofcanada.ca.

Look for unique cheeses in your grocery store’s deli counter and check Gurth out in the following venues:

Nathan Phillips Square – Toronto 100 Queen Street West Toronto City Hall, Bay Street at Queen Street West Wednesday mornings, June 3 to October 14 8 to 2 pm

Metro Hall – Toronto Simcoe Street at King Street West (west of Roy Thompson Hall) Thursday mornings, May 28 to October 15 8 am to 2 pm

North Toronto Apple Tree Market – Toronto 200 Eglinton Avenue West, west of Yonge Street. North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, by the tennis courts/ice rink, Thursday afternoons, grand opening April 23 outdoors until late fall, then indoors until the following spring. 3 to 7 pm

Sherway Gardens – Mississauga 25 The West Mall Etobicoke, North parking lot of the mall Friday mornings, May 1 to October 30 8 to 2 pm

Port Credit – Mississauga 200 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga East of Hurontario Road, West of the LCBO Saturday mornings, June 6 to October 3 7 am to 1 pm

Square One – Mississauga 199 Rathburn Rd., Mississauga Rathburn Road at Duke of York Boulevard, North parking lot of the mall, across from SportCheck Sunday mornings, June 7 to November 1 8 am to 2 pm

Say cheese…and beer!

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This is the first podcast in a three part beer tasting series hosted by the Ontario Craft Brewers. Lisa Dunbar, Director of Marketing for the OCB and Mirella Amato of Beerlogy.ca take listeners through a candid sampling of four Ontario Craft Beers and a comparison of beer styles: Ales vs. Lagers.

The beers sampled in this podcast are: Muskoka Cream Ale, Great Lakes Horseshoe Lager, Neustadt 10w30 Brown Ale, and Steelback Tiverton Dark Lager, so feel free to taste along with Lisa and Mirella, as Mirella explains the subtleties and brewing processes for two ‘North American’ styles of beer… and how the complexity of a beer can distinguish style and impact your taste experience when tasting a range of brews at the same time. Taste the difference as these Ontario Craft Beers will make your mouth water!

For our full listing of brands and everything OCB, please visit www.ontariocraftbrewers.com . Mirella Amato has partnered with the OCB for this series of podcasts… to learn more about her company Beerology, please visit www.beerology.ca.

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