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Second Annual Brewers Plate: The Podcast 1 Comment »

The 2nd Annual Brewers Plate – a local sustainable spring feast celebrating breweries, chefs, and food artisans – took place recently at U of T’s Hart House. The event, which saw the Great Hall packed with beer-loving gastronomes (or was that food-loving beeronomes?) was a resounding success. Beerology’s Mirella Amato served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event, in which five of the OCB’s member breweries were paired with some of Toronto’s best restaurants.

The six restaurants featured at the event were: La Palette, Veritas, Jamie Kennedy Event Catering, Cowbell, the Gladstone, and Rebel House, while the participating breweries from the OCB were: Mill Street Brewery, Cameron’s Brewing, Wellington County Brewery, Great Lakes Brewing, and Black Oak Brewery. Each members’ beers were paired with mouth-watering gourmet dishes, all made from local ingredients.

You can get all the details – from the list of sponsors (including the Ontario Craft Brewers) to the menus – at http://www.brewersplatetoronto.org. Meanwhile, have a listen to the podcast for interviews with the participating brewers.

Much A-Brew About Something with Joe Tuer of Stratford Brewing No Comments »

Joe Tuer of Stratford Brewing

It’s that time of year when the small hamlet of Stratford, world famous for its Shakespearean Theatre festival, prepares for the annual deluge of tourists. But the town is also the home of the Stratford Brewing Company, where they brew beer As You Like It. So, in this podcast episode, Ontario Brewer is reprising a trip we took last summer to visit with Joe Tuer, Stratford Brewing’s president and brewmaster.

An Interview with Phil DiFonzo of King Brewery 4 Comments »

Phil DiFonzo of King Brewery

In this episode, Ontario Brewer visits King Brewery and speaks with its brewmaster, Philip DiFonzo. Located in Nobleton Ontario in King Township, north of Toronto, King Brewery’s local community orientation and focus on a small portfolio of finely-crafted quality beers, typifies the spirit, and enthusiasm of Ontario’s Craft Brewers.

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