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Behold a Pale Ale 1 Comment »

In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for June, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues her exploration of OCB-brewed American-style India Pale Ales. She is once again joined by beer Writer Ben Johnson from Ben’s Beer Blog and historian and beer writer, Jordan St.John at saintjohnswort.ca.

After being stumped by the American-style IPA in front of them in the last podcast, Ben and Jordan are looking forward to sitting back and enjoying two more OCB-brewed examples of the style. The three American-style IPAs featured this month were The Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery Smashbomb Atomic IPA, Great Lakes Brewing THRUST! an IPA and Sleeping Giant Brewery’s Hoppet IPA.

About our two guests this month:

Jordan St.John is a Certified Cicerone, Beer Writer and Historian who trained as a brewer but opted out of having to clean all that equipment. He deals with elaborate concepts and total nonsense at saintjohnswort.ca

Ben Johnson: Beer Writer • Humorist • Father • Husband • Bike Rider • All Around Charming Son of a Bitch. http://www.bensbeerblog.com

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IPA, Eh? No Comments »

In this podcast, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato is joined by two featured guests, beer Writer Ben Johnson from Ben’s Beer Blog and historian and beer writer, Jordan St.John at saintjohnswort.ca.

These two beer writers are tasked with identifying the OCB-brewed American-style IPA in front of them by asking a series of six questions  … can you beat them to the correct answer?

About our two guests this month:

Jordan St.John is a Certified Cicerone, Beer Writer and Historian who trained as a brewer but opted out of having to clean all that equipment. He deals with elaborate concepts and total nonsense at saintjohnswort.ca

Ben Johnson: Beer Writer • Humorist • Father • Husband • Bike Rider • All Around Charming Son of a Bitch. http://www.bensbeerblog.com

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Alt Rocks No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for May, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues her exploration of OCB-brewed Altbiers. She is once again joined by cookbook author David Ort from davidort.com.

Having correctly guessed which Altbier he was tasting in the first May podcast, David joins Mirella in sampling two more Ontario beers brewed in the same style. The three Altbiers featured this month were Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Festivale, Kilannan Altbier, and Sawdust City Ol’ Woody Alt.

About our guest this month: David Ort is the author of the Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook, a freelance food and drink writer, and the web editor at PostCity.com. Follow his writing on all things from beer to Toronto restaurants on his site at davidort.com or on Twitter @ortdavid
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Guessing An Altbier No Comments »

In this podcast, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato is joined by cookbook author David Ort from davidort.com.

Having been stumped by the mystery Bock featured in last month’s guessing-game podcast, David is on a mission to correctly identify the OCB-brewed Altbier in front of him today. He can ask a series of six questions to lead him to the correct answer … can you beat him to it?

About our guest this month:David Ort is the author of the Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook, a freelance food and drink writer, and the web editor at PostCity.com. Follow his writing on all things from beer to Toronto restaurants on his site at davidort.com or on Twitter @ortdavid

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We’ve Got Your Bock 1 Comment »

In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for April, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues our exploration of OCB-brewed Bocks. She is once again joined by the two featured guests for April: cookbook author David Ort from davidort.com and Robin LeBlanc, beer writer and owner of TheThirstyWench.com.

 

The duo were stumped by the Bock they sampled in the last Ontario Brewer Podcast and this week, they dive into two more. The three Bocks featured this month were Amsterdam Spring Bock, Lake of Bays Darcy Tucker Crazy Eyes Winter Bock Lager and Railway City Sham Bock.
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About our two guests this month:

Robin LeBlanc is a Toronto-based Photographer and writer. As the owner of the award-winning craft beer site The Thirsty Wench and Beer Writer for Torontoist, she has appeared on television, radio and newspapers preaching the gospel of good beer.www.thethirstywench.com

David Ort is the author of the Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook, a freelance food and drink writer, and the web editor at PostCity.com. Follow his writing on all things from beer to Toronto restaurants on his site at davidort.com or on Twitter @ortdavid 

Bock, Bock! Who’s There? No Comments »

In this podcast, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato is joined by two featured guests: Robin LeBlanc, beer writer and owner of TheThirstyWench.com and cookbook author David Ort from davidort.com. These two beer writers are tasked with identifying the OCB-brewed Bock in front of them by asking a series of six questions …can you beat them to the correct answer?

About our two guests this month:

Robin LeBlanc is a Toronto-based Photographer and writer. As the owner of the award-winning craft beer site The Thirsty Wench and Beer Writer for Torontoist, she has appeared on television, radio and newspapers preaching the gospel of good beer. www.thethirstywench.com

David Ort is the author of the Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook, a freelance food and drink writer, and the web editor at PostCity.com. Follow his writing on all things from beer to Toronto restaurants on his site at davidort.com or on Twitter @ortdavid 

 

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Getting Down With Brown No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for February, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues our exploration of OCB-brewed Brown Ales. She is once again joined by the two featured guests for February: beer Writer Ben Johnson from Ben’s Beer Blog and Greg Clow, Publisher & Editor of Canadian Beer News.

The duo successfully guessed which OCB-brewed Brown Ale they sampled in the last Ontario Brewer Podcast and this week, they dive into two more. The three Brown Ales featured this month were Clocktower Bytown Brown, Left Field Eephus and Neustadt 10W30.

About our two guests this month:

Greg Clow is the publisher, editor, and everything-else-er at Canadian Beer News, a comprehensive news website dedicated exclusively to coverage of Canada’s beer and brewing industry. www.canadianbeernews.comand @cdnbeernews

Ben Johnson: Beer Writer • Humorist • Father • Husband • Bike Rider • All Around Charming Son of a Bitch. http://www.bensbeerblog.com

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How Now Brown Ale? No Comments »

In this podcast, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato is joined by two featured guests: Greg Clow, Publisher & Editor of Canadian Beer News and beer Writer Ben Johnson from Ben’s Beer Blog.

These two beer writers are tasked with identifying the OCB-brewed Brown Ale in front of them by asking a series of six questions … can you beat them to the correct answer?

About our two guests this month:

Greg Clow is the publisher, editor, and everything-else-er at Canadian Beer News, a comprehensive news website dedicated exclusively to coverage of Canada’s beer and brewing industry. www.canadianbeernews.com and @cdnbeernews

Ben Johnson: Beer Writer • Humorist • Father • Husband • Bike Rider • All Around Charming Son of a Bitch. http://www.bensbeerblog.com

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Beer Writers Shine Light On Dark Ales No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for February, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues our exploration of OCB-brewed Dark Ales. She is once again joined by the two featured guests for February: historian and beer writer, Jordan St.John and Certified Cicerone and beer columnist, Crystal Luxmore.

The duo successfully guessed which OCB-brewed Dark Ale they sampled in the last Ontario Brewer Podcast and this week, they dive into two more. The three Dark Ales featured this month were the Barley Days Wind & Sail Dark Ale, Stone Hammer Dark Ale and Wellington Dark Ale.

 

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About our two guests this month:

Crystal Luxmore is a beer writer and Certified Cicerone whose stories appear in The Globe & Mail, Sun Media, enRoute and more. She leads beer tastings for corporate and private clients, and talks about beer trends on Global TV and CBC Radio. www.craftbeertastings.com

Jordan St. John is a Certified Cicerone, Beer Writer and Historian who trained as a brewer but opted out of having to clean all that equipment. He deals with elaborate concepts and total nonsense at saintjohnswort.ca

Ale Tales from the Dark Side No Comments »

In this podcast, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato is joined by two featured guests: Certified Cicerone and beer columnist, Crystal Luxmore and historian and beer writer, Jordan St. John. These two beer writers are tasked with identifying the OCB-brewed Dark Ale in front of them by asking a series of six questions … can you beat them to the correct answer?

About our two guests this month:

Crystal Luxmore is a beer writer and Certified Cicerone whose stories appear in The Globe & Mail, Sun Media, enRoute and more. She leads beer tastings for corporate and private clients, and talks about beer trends on Global TV and CBC Radio. www.craftbeertastings.com

Jordan St. John is a Certified Cicerone, Beer Writer and Historian who trained as a brewer but opted out of having to clean all that equipment. He deals with elaborate concepts and total nonsense at saintjohnswort.ca

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