Tag Archive for ‘Black Oak Brewing’


Toronto’s The Rhino to host Fall Beer & Cider Festival

Toronto’s The Rhino and Canadian Beer News have teamed up for a new festival that will show off craft beer and cider. The Rhino Fall Beer & Cider Festival will take place on October 27 starting at 1:00 (or 12:00 for those who order advanced tickets). It looks like the festival will also be launch… Read More ›

Brewers Plate Toronto 2013

Brewers Plate 2013 to pair Ontario craft beer with chef-prepared food

Brewers Plate Toronto is gearing up for another night of craft beer paired with food prepared by several of the city’s local chefs. The event will take place next week on April 17 at the CBC Barbara Frum Atrium. This year, money raised from the event will go toward supporting Not Far From The Tree,… Read More ›

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Black Oak embraces larger format for seasonal beers

Toronto’s Black Oak Brewing is taking a risk on a larger-format bottle size with its seasonal beers. Up until now, Black Oak has stuck to traditional 341 mL bottles, but now it will be releasing seasonals in 650 mL bottles to Ontario’s liquor stores — and in its own in-brewery store, of course. Many other… Read More ›

My own efforts at the inaugural Barrel Bragging Rights competition in 2011.

Beer writers team with pro brewers for second annual Barrel Bragging Rights

In Toronto, the third annual Toronto Beer Week is coming up, and with it, the second annual Barrel Bragging Rights competition. Pairing Toronto area beer writers with professional breweries, Barrel Bragging Rights was the big kick-off event at last year’s Toronto Beer Week. And what an event it was! The place was absolutely packed. The… Read More ›

Beery greetings from Northern Canada

The Beer In Canada office has been a mess lately. Beer bottles galore have been making their way back to The Beer Store for return and refund. Beeraphernalia, including a neat Labatt 50 mirror I found in a pawn shop, several funny beer signs, two big totes worth of beer glasses, at least a dozen… Read More ›

North American Craft steps up to support small breweries

A year ago, Claude Lefebvre left his old job and started a new business aimed at helping small craft breweries become more visible at the Ontario retail outlets. A year later, that business is representing almost 30 brands, and Lefebvre has surprised even himself with the success he’s had in only a year. Described by… Read More ›

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Ontario Craft Brewers returns to Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Ontario Craft Brewers will be returning for the second year to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to promote and showcase several of Ontario’s craft breweries and their beers. The Royal Brew House, a craft beer garden housed within the fair, will be pouring beers from 13 Ontario craft breweries, including: Amsterdam Brewing Beau’s All Natural… Read More ›

Happy hangover day, Toronto

You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. Yes, all good things come to an end, and the second annual Toronto Beer Week officially wrapped up last night (although I still see plenty of beer events in the city for today popping up on my Twitter feed). I closed out the week… Read More ›

Black Oak Double Chocolate Cherry Stout

Review: Black Oak Double Chocolate Cherry Stout

Beer: Double Chocolate Cherry Stout Brewery: Black Oak Brewing Company (Toronto, Ontario) Style: Flavoured Stout Alcohol: 5.5% ABV In stout vocabulary, there are two words that can make my mouth water. Those are “double” and “chocolate,” particularly when they’re combined. From Young’s Double Chocolate Stout to the Muskoka Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout, I envision rich… Read More ›

Review: Black Oak 10 Bitter Years

Beer: 10 Bitter Years Brewery: Black Oak Brewing Company (Toronto, Ontario) Style: Imperial India Pale Ale Alcohol: 8% ABV Ken Woods, owner of Black Oak Brewing in the west end of Toronto, Ontario, is a funny guy. In a recent discussion with him, we discussed some of the issues that small breweries face when dealing… Read More ›