Ontario Craft Brewers' Podcast

For part two of the Ontario Brewer Podcast feature on Grand River Brewing, Mirella and brewer Rob Creighton are joined by Sharon Shoot, who is the owner of Chocolate by Wickerhead. Together, they sample the Grand River Mill Race Mild and Grand River Russian Gun Imperial Stout, pairing them with four chocolates that Sharon has brought from her shop:

Milk Chocolate Nut Cluster
Milk Chocolate Earl Grey
Dark Chocolate Popcorn
Milk Chocolate Pumpkin

A special thanks to our partner for this podcast: Chocolate by Wickerhead

Now in its second year in the Beach area of Toronto, Chocolate by Wickerhead retails delectable hand-crafted Belgian chocolate creations and gifts, made on the premise daily using the freshest ingredients. Since Shoot conceived her now famous, signature, hand-dipped Belgian chocolate popcorn in 1988, the name Wickerhead Co. has become synonymous with taste, creativity and craftsmanship. Find out more at: www.wickerhead.com

Direct download: OCB_Pocast_2011_11b-GrandRiverTasting.mp3
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In this first Podcast about Grand River Brewing, Mirella Amato of Beerology hears from Grand River Brewing’s owner, Bob Hannenberg, as well as brewer Rob Creighton. Bob describes how he made the decision to open a craft brewery. He shares some of the challenges involved in the process, as well as how Rob became involved with the project. The Grand River folk then discuss some of the history and crazy stories behind the names of their various brands. Bob and Rob introduce the Grand River Russian Gun Imperial Stout and Mill Race Mild, describing why these two beers are ideal for pairing with chocolate. They also share some of their favourite food pairings for their various Grand River Brands.

Direct download: OCB_Pocast_2011_11a-GrandRiver.mp3
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