Mon, 30 January 2012
For part two of the Ontario Brewer Podcast feature on King Brewery, Mirella and brewmaster Phil DiFonzo are joined by Michael Simpson, who is the owner of Leslieville Cheese Market. Together, they sample the King Vienna Lager and King Pilsner, pairing them with two cheeses that Michael has brought from his shop:
Abbot’s Gold. Yorkshire Dales Cheese Co.: England
A Dutch Masterpiece – Franz Hals Goat Cheese. FrieslandCampina: Holland
A special thanks to our partner for this podcast: Leslieville Cheese Market
With two stores in Toronto and one in Flesherton, Leslieville Cheese Market endeavours to provide a wide selection of cheeses from across the world and find foods to accompany cheese. The Leslieville Cheese team regularly runs a Beer School for Cheese Fans. Find out more at: www.leslievillecheese.com
Mon, 9 January 2012
In this first Podcast of the New Year, Mirella Amato of Beerology chats with Phil DiFonzo, founder and brewmaster at King Brewery. Phil shares his story, talking about his transition from homebrewing to commercial brewing. He addresses the brewery’s decision to focus on European lagers, detailing some of the challenges and uncommon techniques used at the brewery. Phil then discusses the two beers that are the focus of the podcast, King Pilsner and King Vienna Lager, providing a lot of detail on the ingredients in these beers and why they were chosen. Finally, Phil share his favourite food pairings for these two beers.