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Great Fall seasonals vailable from OCB Members
Latest Craft Beer Style Guide Available for Downloading
Latest Craft Beer Style Guide Available for Downloading

The Fall/Winter edition of our quarterly Ontario Craft Beer Style Guide is now available. While you can also pick up printed brochure versions at many of our member breweries, we've provided a printer-friendly PDF version available for download right here on our website.

The Guide is an invaluable resource for craft beer novice and afficianado alike. Beers are categorized by style, and there's a handy check-off box beside each where you can note the ones you've tried. There's also a special supplementary guide to matching beer with cheese, and even a recipe for Irish Stew with Havarti.

   > Click here to download the Guide
October Tech Talk takes place on Friday October 31, 2014
Pigskin Pilsner from Lake of Bays Brewingin collaboration with the CFL: Alumni Association
Lake of Bays Brewing Unveils New Pigskin Pilsner

The collaboration between Lake of Bays Brewing and the CFL Alumni Association has produced their fist beer – Pigskin Pilsner.

Developed in consultation with more than 200 Canadian football and craft beer enthusiasts who shared their preferences and suggestions with the brewery, the refreshing, true-to-style pilsner is made with two-row Canadian and German pilsner malt and Hallertauer hops, and presented in a 1.89L growler.

   > Get details and full tasting notes

Beau's Oktoberfest Grosses Record $95K in Fundraising
 

VanKlek Hill Oktoberfest and Beau's raises $95K for charityBeau’s All Natural Brewery’s annual signature fundraising event, Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest, set a new fundraising record this year, with $95,000 in dollars raised for community and charity. The event was also the largest it has ever been, with more than 19,000 festival-goers in attendance over the two days.

The money raised will benefit a total of 15 local and national organizations and charities, funding their work for the years to come. The 2014 signature charities chosen were Ottawa Riverkeeper and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Each signature charity received $15,000 from beer sales, as did the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society.

Other charities and organizations that benefited from this year’s funds are Social Rec Connect Program, Unshaven Mavens (in support of Rethink Breast Cancer), Hidden Harvest, Just Food, 1SquareFoot, 100% Actifs, Make a Wish Foundation, The Royal Canadian Legion, and the Vankleek Hill Firefighters.

Session Slides and Audio Available from 3rd OCB Conference
 
Tickets are on sale for 2014 OCB Conference

The Ontario Craft Brewers' third annual, one-day industry conference and suppliers' marketplace took place on Thursday, October 16 at Toronto's Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place. This engaging day of education and networking brought together high-profile industry members from around the world. This year's OCB Conference was the biggest yet in terms of attendees and content, and demonstrated that OCBC is indeed the craft brewing industry’s ultimate education day. Attendees were able to meet, connect, network and learn with craft brewers and industry suppliers from across Canada.

Along with keynote speaker Stephen Beaumont, who talked about international beer trends, attendees were able to choose from dozens of great sessions covering the latest trends, technologies and opportunities in craft brewing. The Suppliers' Marketplace was again a hub of activity with 40+ industry suppliers networking with 400+ members of the craft brewing industry.

   > View slides/audio archive page

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