Ontario Craft Brewers' Podcast
For part two of the Ontario Brewer Podcast on Barrie’s Flying Monkey’s Craft Brewery, Mirella and Brewing Alchemist Aaron Spinney discuss The Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion and Smashbomb Atomic IPA.

They are then joined by Michael Simpson, of Leslieville Cheese Company, who has brought two cheeses to pair with these Ontario Craft Beers:

  • Piave. Lattebusche: Italy
  • Ossau-Iraty. Onetik: France

Having tasted through both beers, the trio samples the combinations and discusses how the flavours in the beer mesh with those in the cheeses. Michael and Aaron then discover an interesting coincidence…

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

Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2012_06b-FlyingMonkeysTasting.mp3
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For the first Ontario Brewer Podcast about the Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Mirella Amato of Beerology chats with Flying Monkeys Founder, Beer Whisperer & Lion Tamer, Peter Chiodo as well as Brewing Alchemist, Aaron Spinney. The two brewers share how they first got into brewing, and Aaron explains how he went from knowing very little about beer to becoming a professional brewer in a very short time.

Peter then talks about how The Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery was conceived and stresses the importance of brewing what you love. The pair then lingers on the two featured beers for this month’s podcasts: Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion and Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA. Peter provides some technical details, while Aaron shares food-pairing ideas.

Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2012_06a-FlyingMonkeys.mp3
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