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In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for December, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues her exploration of OCB-brewed Double IPAs. She is once again joined by Greg Clow, Publisher & Editor of Canadian Beer News, and Robin LeBlanc, beer writer and owner of TheThirstyWench.com.

Having correctly guessed which Double IPA was in front of them in the last podcast, Robin and Greg are looking forward to enjoying two other OCB-brewed interpretations of the style. The three Double IPAs featured this month are Amsterdam’s Fracture Imperial IPA, Black Oak’s Ten Bitter Years Imperial IPA and Manantler’s Seismic Narwahl Imperial IPA.

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

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

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Seeing (and Tasting) Double No Comments »

In this podcast, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato is joined by two featured guests: Greg Clow, Publisher & Editor of Canadian Beer News and Robin LeBlanc, beer writer and owner of TheThirstyWench.com. These two beer writers are tasked with identifying the OCB-brewed Double 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:

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

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

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3 Belgians Walk Into a Bar … No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for November, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues her exploration of OCB-brewed Belgian Style IPAs. She is once again joined by Greg Clow, Publisher & Editor of Canadian Beer News, and Certified Cicerone and beer columnist, Crystal Luxmore, at craftbeertastings.com.

Having correctly guessed which Belgian Style IPA was in front of them in the last podcast, Crystal and Greg are looking forward to enjoying two other OCB-brewed interpretations of the style. The three Belgian Style IPAs featured this month were Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company’s B-side Gigantic Brewing La Formidable American-Belgo IPA, Great Lakes Brewery’s Audrey Hopburn and The Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery’s La Belle Epoque.

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

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

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Doing It Belgian Style No Comments »

In this podcast, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato is joined by two featured guests: Greg Clow, Publisher & Editor of Canadian Beer News and Certified Cicerone and beer columnist, Crystal Luxmore, at craftbeertastings.com. These two beer writers are tasked with identifying the OCB-brewed Belgian 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:

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

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

 

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We Tout the Stout No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for September, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues her exploration of OCB-brewed Stouts. She is once again joined by Robin LeBlanc, beer writer and owner of TheThirstyWench.com, and historian and beer writer, Jordan St.John at saintjohnswort.ca

Having correctly guessed which stout was in front of them in the last podcast, Robin and Jordan are looking forward to enjoying two other OCB-brewed interpretations of the style. The three stouts featured this month were Granite Brewery Keefe’s Irish Stout, Mill Street Cobblestone Stout*, and Perth Brewery Oatmeal Stout.

* At the time these podcasts were recorded, Mill Street Brewery was still a member of Ontario Craft Brewers. Since then, the brewery has been purchased and has left OCB. We thank Mill Street for their past contributions and wish them well in the future. Click here for OCB’s response to Mill Street’s sale.

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 

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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Stout and About 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 Historian and beer writer, Jordan St.John at saintjohnswort.ca. These two beer writers are tasked with identifying the OCB-brewed stout 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 

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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More American Pale Ales 1 Comment »

In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for September, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues her exploration of OCB-brewed American-style pale ales. She is once again joined by cookbook author David Ort from davidort.com, and historian and beer writer, Jordan St.John at saintjohnswort.ca.

Having correctly guessed which American-style pale ale was in front of them in the last podcast, David and Jordan are looking forward to enjoying two other OCB-brewed interpretations of the style. The three American-style pale ales featured this month were Collective Arts Rhyme & Reason Pale Ale, Collingwood Brewery Downhill Pale Ale, and Side Launch Pale Ale.

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

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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Pales In Comparison 2 Comments »

In this podcast, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato is joined by two featured guests: Cookbook author David Ort from davidort.com, and Historian and beer writer, Jordan St.John at saintjohnswort.ca.

These two beer writers are tasked with identifying the OCB-brewed American-style pale 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:

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

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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Saison’s Greetings No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for August, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues her exploration of OCB-brewed saisons. She is once again joined by Certified Cicerone and beer columnist, Crystal Luxmore, at craftbeertastings.com and historian and beer writer, Jordan St.John at saintjohnswort.ca.

Having correctly guessed which saison was in front of them in the last podcast, Crystal and Jordan are looking forward to enjoying two other OCB-brewed interpretations of the style. The three saisons featured this month were Block 3 King Street Saison, Niagara Oast House Brewers Saison  and Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison.

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

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

 

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‘Tis the Saison No Comments »

In this podcast, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato is joined by two featured guests: Certified Cicerone and beer columnist, Crystal Luxmore, at craftbeertastings.com and Historian and beer writer, Jordan St.John at saintjohnswort.ca. These two beer writers are tasked with identifying the OCB-brewed saison 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

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

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