Ontario Craft Brewers' Podcast

In this last Ontario Brewer podcast for 2014, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato is once again joined by Matthew O’Hara from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Also in the studio is Lon Ladell, from Big Rig Brewery. Lon and Matthew share their impressions of the beer scene in the Capital Region. Find out:

  • How the Ottawa area beer scene has evolved in the past 10 years
  • How brewers feel about the current Ottawa region brewery boom
  • What’s new in the upcoming 2015 edition of Ontario Brewer

 

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Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-24_Beaus-BigRig.mp3
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In this Episode of Ontario Brewer, Master Cicerone® Mirella Amato chats with Lon Ladell, co-owner and operator at Big Rig Brewery and Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. brewmaster, Matthew O'Hara. The trio samples a collaboration brew, called Peppermint Porter that was brewed especially for the Ontario Brewer podcast. Find out:

  • How to make sure you don't over-mint your beer
  • The role that balance plays in a beer’s flavour profile
  • Where & when this special limited-edition brew will be released
 

peppermintporter

Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-23_Beaus-BigRig.mp3
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In this second Ontario Brewer podcast for August, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato is once again joined by Paul Brady, from Walkerville Brewery Also in the studio is Lon Ladell, from Big Rig Brewery who has brought in a bottle of his seasonal Release the Hounds Black IPA. Find out:

  • About the Ottawa beer scene
  • How brewers adapt to new equipment
  • The origins of the Black IPA style
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Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-20-BigRig-Walkerville.mp3
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Milking and Touting a New Stout

In this Episode of Ontario Brewer, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato chats with Lon Ladell, co-owner and operator at Big Rig Brewery and Paul Brady, the head brewer for Walkerville Brewery. The trio samples a Milk Stout, currently available from Walkerville Brewery. Find out:

  • Where the name Big Rig comes from
  • The brewery version of hot chocolate mix
  • How to make a hot scotchy

WalkervilleMilkStout

Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-19-Walkerville-BigRig.mp3
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Historic Pumpkin Ale Brewed Just in Time for Halloween

In this second Ontario Brewer podcast for October, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato is once again joined by Kyle Smith, from Cameron’s Brewing Co. Also in the studio is Dave Jameson, the head brewer for Trafalgar Ales and Meads who also brews the commercial beers for Black Creek Historic Brewery. Dave has brought in a bottle of the Black Creek Pumpkin Ale. Find out:

  • How Black Creek Brewery and Trafalgar Ales and Meads are connected
  • The difference between historic pumpkin ales and modern examples
  • The many ways that a brewer can add "pumpkin flavour" to their beer
Black Creek Pumpkin Ale
Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-20_Camerons-BlackCreek2.mp3
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In this episode of Ontario Brewer, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato chats with Kyle Smith, who brews at Cameron’s Brewing Co. and Dave Jameson, the head brewer for Trafalgar Ales and Meads. The trio samples one of the beers in the Cameron’s seasonal Brewmaster Series: Resurrection Roggenbier. Find out:

  • Why rye beer disappeared in Germany
  • How beets are used in brewing
  • The many qualities that rye can contribute to beer

 

Cameron's Resurrection Roggenbier
Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-19_Camerons-BlackCreek1.mp3
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In this second Ontario Brewer podcast for September, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato is once again joined by Mark Murphy, from Left Field Brewery and Austin Roach, from Granite Brewery. The trio chat about the beer scene in Toronto. Find out:

  • About classic Toronto craft beer establishments
  • How the Toronto bar scene has evolved in the past few years
  • Why TV dinners are sometimes very expensive

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Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-18-Granite-LeftField.mp3
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In this episode of the Ontario Brewer podcast, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato chats with two Toronto brewers: Austin Roach, from Granite Brewery and Mark Murphy, from Left Field Brewery. Mark and Austin have brought in a special, limited-edition beer they brewed together especially for the Ontario Brewer Podcast. Find out:

  • How long a beer has to stay in a cask before it’s ready
  • Why brewers enjoy brewing on each other's systems
  • When the collaboration brew is being launched
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Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-17-Granite-LeftField.mp3
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In this second Ontario Brewer podcast for August, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato is once again joined by Ryan Morrow, from Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Also in the studio is Muthu Sakthivel, from Railway City Brewing, who has brought in the feature beer for this podcast, Witty Traveller — a witbier brewed with white pepper. Find out:

  • How brewers feel about bottles vs cans
  • The best way to package bottle-conditioned beers
  • How brewers make sure that unfiltered beers don’t keep fermenting in the bottle

Railway City Witty Traveller

Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-16_20NickelBrook-RailwayCity2.mp3
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In this Episode of Ontario Brewer, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato chats with brewmaster Ryan Morrow, from Nickel Brook Brewing Co. and brewmaster Muthu Sakthivel from Railway City Brewing. The trio sample one of Nickel Brook’s summer seasonal brews: Le Paysan Saison. Find out:

  • The difference between brewing at a larger brewery and a craft brewery
  • How the brewmaster would like his Saison to be enjoyed
  • How saisons style beers evolve in the cellar

 

Le Paysan Saison seasonal beer from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-15_20NickelBrook-RailwayCity1.mp3
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