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Exploring American Hops with Nickel Brook Brewery (Part 2) No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast feature on the American style ales of Nickel Brook Brewing and American hops, Mirella Amato of BeerologyTM chats with brewmaster Ryan Morrow as well as Brad Quaile who is the production manager at Pine River Cheese.

Brad talks about this month’s three feature cheeses, two of which he created himself: Monterey Jack Cheese with Salsa, Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onion Flavour and Extra Old Cheddar Cheese. Brad and Ryan then share their respective processes for creating a new recipe. Before diving in and pairing the three Pine River cheeses with Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour American Pale Ale and Malevolent Imperial Black IPA, Brad takes a little time to explain the different between Monterey Jack and Cheddar…

The trio then compare notes on the different pairings. Brad and Ryan then draw another parallel between their respective jobs…

A special thanks to our guest for this podcast: Pine River Cheese.
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Exploring American Hops with Nickel Brook Brewery (Part 1) 1 Comment »

In this episode of Ontario Brewer, BeerologyTM’s Mirella Amato, chats with brewmaster Ryan Morrow and co-founder Peter Romano, of Burlington’s Nickel Brook Brewery. Together, they explore West-Coast American hops and what these hops contribute to Nickel Brook’s Naughty Neighbour American Pale Ale and Malevolent Imperial Black IPA.

Peter and Ryan discuss the popularity of American Style ales. Ryan lists the many different American hop varieties that he uses at the brewery, explaining how he chooses which one to put in any given American style ale. He then details which hops are in this month’s two feature beers, explaining which particular aroma and flavour each of them contributes to these beers. He also describes the hop selection process that brewmasters use to decide which new hop varieties they will use. Mirella then asks Ryan and Peter which is their favourite American hop …
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