Tag Archive for ‘homebrew’

Kurt Seelenmayer of the Southern Ontario Brewers homebrew club demonstrates brewing a barleywine at Learn2Brew Day at Amsterdam Brewing in Toronto.

Learn To Homebrew Day shows growth in hobby

It’s been a good year for homebrewing, both in Canada and south of the border in the United States. The number of homebrewers seems to be on the rise; and, in the case, of the U.S., the hobby is now legal in all 50 states. The growth of the hobby really shows on the first… Read More ›

Amsterdam Brewing

Southern Ontario Brewers Learn2Brew returns to Amsterdam

The first Saturday of November has, for the last several years, been reserved for Teach A Friend to Homebrew Day. And in the spirit of the day, the Southern Ontario Brewers homebrew club has run its Learn2Brew event on that day at the Amsterdam Brewery for the last few years. This year is no different…. Read More ›

Ontario Brewing Awards launches homebrew competition

The Ontario Brewing Awards are looking to give some recognition to homebrewers this year with the 1st Annual Homebrewer’s Award competition. Sponsored by Baysville, Ontario-based Lake of Bays Brewing, the winner of the competition will get the chance to brew a full-scale commercial batch of their winning entry at Lake of Bays’ brewing facility. 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 ›

Beau's DoubleWide Double IPA

Review: Beau’s DoubleWide Double IPA

Beer: DoubleWide Double IPA Brewery: Beau’s All Natural Brewing (Vankleek Hill, Ontario) Style: Double India Pale Ale Alcohol: 8% ABV DoubleWide Double IPA is the latest in the Beau’s CABA CABA Hey! series of collaborations between Beau’s brewers and the best-of-show winner of the annual Great Canadian Homebrew Competition, which occurs every spring. The 2011… Read More ›

Beau's Doublewide IPA

Beau’s to launch third CABA collaboration with homebrewer Brad Clifford

For many homebrewers, the Holy Grail is the opportunity to brew in a professional environment and see your name on a beer label. Beau’s All Natural Brewing of Vankleek Hill, Ontario has, for the third year in a row, awarded that honour on a member of the Canadian Amateur Brewers Association (CABA), and the brewery… Read More ›

Jason Stranak and his paddle at Learn2Brew Day 2011.

Learn2Brew Day brings out 14 homebrewers running brewing demos

Amsterdam Brewing played host again for the annual Learn2Brew Day, which takes place every year on the first Saturday of November. Run by homebrew club Southern Ontario Brewers (SOB), the day-long event brings together homebrewers to demonstrate basic and advanced brewing techniques. Fourteen homebrewers showed up with their various brewing setups (and yours truly tagged… 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 ›

Learn to brew at Brew Time in Hamilton, Ontario

Are you curious about homebrewing? Do you live in or near Hamilton, Ontario? If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, then mark September 18th on your calendar and make plans to check out a day of homebrewing instruction and discussion with the Hamilton Ontario Zymurgy Enthusiast Ring (HOZERs) homebrew club at Hamilton’s Brew… Read More ›

Report: CABA’s Great Canadian Homebrew Conference 2011

Spearhead Brewing took centre stage at the Canadian Amateur Brewers Association‘s Great Canadian Homebrew Conference on June 18th. The GCHC featured talks from founder Dimitri Van Kampen and brewmaster Tomas Schmidt, each of which focused on extreme brewing and the challenges of starting up an extreme craft brewery. Taking place at the Rhino in Toronto,… Read More ›