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Opening the Barn Door at King Brewery No Comments »

In this second Ontario Brewer podcast for April, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato chats with Niagara College Teaching Brewery Brewmaster Program student Jamie Shillow and with Phil DiFonzo, who is the brewmaster at King Brewery. Phil tells the group about an upcoming brand, Barn Door Brewing Company, and talks the group through a tasting of its first release: Toombstone India Pale Lager.


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In this Episode of Ontario Brewer, Master Cicerone®, Mirella Amato is joined by one of the students currently enrolled in the Brewmaster Program at The Niagara College Teaching Brewery, Jamie Shillow, as well as the brewmaster from King Brewery, Phil DiFonzo. Jamie has brought in one of her beers, called “Knowledge is Porter” for the group to sample.

Find out:

  • How home brewing can lead to professional brewing
  • What brewing students learn in school
  • How brewers choose the combination of malts that will go into their beer
  • About a new brewery in the making…



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