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Beau’s Sows More Wild Oats With St. Luke’s Verse No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer podcast for February, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato is once again joined by Black Oak Brewing Co. president, Ken Woods and Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. brewmaster, Matthew O’Hara. This time, they are sampling St. Luke’s Verse — the latest release in Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company’s Wild Oats Series.

Find out:

  • The blend of spices used to brew St. Luke’s Verse
  • Why young maidens would historically sip lavender tea
  • The difference between beer and Gruit (with a little history!)
  • How fermentation affects the flavours in beer
  • Ingredients to avoid when brewing

St. Luke's verse from Beau's All-Natural Brewing

Cherry and Chocolate for Valentine’s Day No Comments »

In this first Ontario Brewer podcast for February, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato chats with Ken Woods, president of Black Oak Brewing Co. and brewmaster Matthew O’Hara from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Together, the trio sample the new Black Oak winter seasonal: Triple Chocolate Cherry Stout.

Listen, and find out:

  • How Ken and Matthew are connected
  • How the old ceramic Beaus All Natural bottles were repurposed
  • How chocolate is added three times to the Triple Chocolate Cherry Stout
  • The therapeutic benefits of marshmallows
  • How brewers experiment with new ingredients and spices


Black Oak Triple Chocolate Cherry Stout

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