Ontario Craft Brewers' Podcast (general)

In this second Ontario Brewer podcast for May, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato chats with Head Brewer Rob Doyle from the Scarborough location of Mill Street Brewery. Brewmaster Marvin Dyck, from Wellington Brewery, is also in the studio to share his latest limited edition batch of Wellington Brewery Chocolate Milk Stout. Find out:

  • An unexpected pairing for the Chocolate Milk Stout
  • When lactose is added to Milk Stout
  • Some Mill Street beers that are great for cellaring
  • What happens when you combine the two feature beers for May …
Wellington Brewery Chocolate Milk Stout
Direct download: OCB-Podcast2014-10-WellingtonChocolateMilkStout.mp3
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In part two of the Ontario Brewer Podcast on fruit beers, Mirella, Joel Manning and Ryan Morrow explore the aroma and flavours in the Mill Street Frambozen and Lemon Tea Beer as well as the Nickel Brook Uniek and Green Apple Pilsner. These two brewmasters then share their impressions of beer cocktails that were made using their beers as an ingredient. You will find the recipes for these cocktails on the OCB Website.

The cocktails were designed by cocktail researcher Christine Sismondo. Christine has a new book coming out in June called America Walks Into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog-Shops. It is the first-ever history of the American bar and the role in played in History. The book is available at both Amazon.ca and Chapters Indigo.

Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2011-04b-FruitBeersTasting.mp3
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To celebrate the arrival of spring, Mirella Amato of Beerology explores the topic of fruit beers with Joel Manning, from Mill Street Brewery and Ryan Morrow from Nickel Brook Brewing Co. These two brewmasters talk about the different ways that fruit beer are made, and some of the challenge associated with brewing fruit beer. They then share their personal experience. Ryan talks about making the Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsner and Uniek, and Joel discusses the Mill Street Lemon Tea Beer and Frambozen. Joel and Ryan also provide some ideas for foods to enjoy alongside these warm weather classics.

Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2011-04a-FruitBeers.mp3
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This month, Mirella Amato of Beerology chats with Matt Tweedy, who brews for King Brewery in Nobleton Ontario, and Jason Britton, the brewmaster at Cameron’s Brewing Co. in Oakville. Together, they explore the topic of dark lagers. In this first part of the podcast, Jason and Matt provide some insight into the historic styles that inspired the King Brewery Dark Lager and the Cameron’s Dark 266. They then discuss the grains that they use to achieve the complex flavours in these two malt-focused beer. The two Ontario Craft Brewers also share some tips on serving temperature and proper glassware.

Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2011-03a-DarkLagers.mp3
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In this second part of the Ontario Brewer Podcast on stouts, join Mirella, Alex Nichols from Barley Days Brewery and Ken Woods from Black Oak Brewing Co. in sampling the Black Oak Double Chocolate Cherry Stout, followed by the Barley Days Working Man.

Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2011-02b-StoutTasting.mp3
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This second part of the Ontario Brewer Podcast on barley wines features a beer tasting with Joel Manning and Ron Keefe. Taste along as these two Ontario Craft Brewers explore the appearance, aromas and flavours of their barley wine ales: Mill Street Barley Wine and Granite Brewery Gin Lane Ale.

Ron and Joel also share some ideas for pairing food with their beers

Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2010-10b-BarleyWineTasting.mp3
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Part 10 of a series

In this first part of the Ontario Brewer Podcast on barley wine style ales, Mirella Amato of Beerology chats with Ron Keefe from the Granite Brewery in Toronto, and Joel Manning from Mill Street Brewery, about the barley wines that they make. Joel and Ron share their experience brewing these winter seasonals, provide some tips on cellaring, and explain how the flavours of these beers will evolve over time. Ron also shares the story behind the name of Granite Brewery

Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2010-10a-BarleyWine.mp3
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This second part of the Ontario Brewer Podcast on Porters features a beer tasting with Ed Koren, who brews at Black Creek Historic Brewery as well as Darren Smith, president and brewer at Lake of Bays Brewing Company. Taste along as these two Ontario Craft Brewers explore the flavours of the Black Creek Historic Brewery Porter and the Lake Of Bays Brewing Mocha Porter, and hear their tips on serving temperature, food pairing and cooking with Porter style beer.

Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2010-09b-PorterTasting.mp3
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Re-Inventing a Classic Style



This second part of the Ontario Brewer Podcast on Brown Ales features a beer tasting with Adrian Popowycz, the brewmaster at Black Oak Brewing Co. as well as Val Stimpson, owner at Neustadt Springs Brewery. Taste along as these two Ontario Craft Brewers explore the flavours of the Black Oak Nut Brown Ale and the Neustadt 10W30, and suggest food pairing and cooking ideas for these two award-winning beers.

Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2010-08b-BrownAleTasting.mp3
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Hallowe’en is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than by sampling some Ontario Craft Brewed pumpkin beer? In this podcast, Mirella Amato of Beerology explores pumpkin beers, how they are made and which spices they contain. Joining her are Rob Creighton, who brews at the Grand River Brewing, in Cambridge, as well as John Bowden from Great Lakes Brewery.

In the second half of the podcast, John, Rob and Mirella taste the Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale and Grand River Highballer Pumpkin Ale. Taste along, as they then attempt to pair these pumpkin ales with various Hallowe’en candy. Will it work? Is there a Hallowe’en candy for every pumpkin beer?...


Direct download: OCB_Podcast_2010-07-PumpkinAle.mp3
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