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Milking and Touting a New Stout No Comments »

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

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Historic Pumpkin Ale Brewed Just in Time for Halloween No Comments »

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

Making a Resurrection Connection No Comments »

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

The Beer Scene in the T-Dot No Comments »

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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Collaboration Brewing with Granite and Left Field No Comments »

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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Spicing Up a Witty Traveller No Comments »

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

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Saisons in the Sun No Comments »

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.

Take a Beery Road Trip No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer podcast for July, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato is once again joined by Mike Pentesco, from Niagara Oast House Brewers. Also in the studio is Quality Manager Andrew Crowder from Muskoka Brewery, who has brought in the feature beer for this podcast, Snowy Howell White IPA.

Find out:

  • About micro-malting efforts in Ontario
  • What a quality manager’s role is in the brewery
  • About 2 beery Ontario road trips for the summer

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A Weissbier Bound for Glory No Comments »

In this Episode of Ontario Brewer, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato chats with Mike Pentesco, head brewer at Niagara Oast House Brewers and Andrew Crowder, Quality Manager at Muskoka Brewery.

The trio sample a one-off beer by Niagara Oast House Brewers called Bound To Your Own Weisses; a Weissbier brewed with lemongrass and white sage.

Find out:

  • Which beers are souring in Ontario right now
  • About the different ‘bugs’ that can be used to brew beer
  • How rock bands sometime collaborate with brewers on making beer

Niagara Oast House Brewers

Beer By Southwest No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer podcast for June, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato is once again joined by George Eagelson from F&M Brewery (producer of Stone Hammer Beer) and Marvin Dyck, from Wellington Brewery. The trio chat about the beer scene in Greater Southwest Ontario.

Find out:

  • How brewers feel about pedicures
  • How the beer scene in Guelph has evolved in the past 10 years
  • About all of the new Guelph area breweries

 

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