beer

The holidays are almost upon us and what better way to celebrate than by cozying up indoors and celebrating God’s gift to man: ice-cold beer. The following list can be drunk (or sung) in any order, but I highly recommend Waupoos Cider as the antidote for Christmas Day, and the inevitable extended hours sitting with …

Where to find it: Sandy Hill Lounge and Grill (just east of  Chapel Street on Somerset) I hate to admit it, but like quality television, sometimes you have to rely on our friends south of the border to get a winter ale done right. For folks searching for a staple beer of the season, look no further—this beer …

Where to find it: La Maison Drinking Granville Island Brewery’s seasonal beer is like sitting down for a meal of pancakes. After one sip you’re ecstatic, marvelling why you haven’t done this more often. After a few more you never want to see it again until the day you die. A dark beer with hints of sweet toffee, …

Where to find it: Café Nostalgica and Pour Boy (on Somerset just west of Kent) This is the excitement of coming home after a semester away battling exams, essays, and malnourishment trapped in a bottle. Blanche de Chambly is the best of Quebec brewer Unibroue’s unique selection of finely crafted beers. It’s a Belgian-style wheat beer with hints of …

Where to find it: The Royal Oak on Laurier Avenue or pretty much anywhere in Ottawa This local beer is a staple at almost every bar in Ottawa, but just because it’s always on the menu doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly. This is one complex lager. It has the polished taste and golden colour of your average easy-drinking …

Beer: a drink of the people Jesse Colautti | Fulcrum Staff Beer goes by many titles: sweet nectar of the gods, refreshing vacation in a glass, and the bringer together of friends, to name a few. To put it simply, beer is the best. While hard liquor excites before ultimately smashing you over the head …

In the world of beer pairings, people seldom think to include vegetarian fare on their menus. Swap the heavy meet pairings with this budget-friendly, easy to prepare, vegetarian meal that could even impress your parents. [styled_box title=” Apple slices, banana slices, and strawberries with a fluff and cream-cheese dip” color=”purple”]Paired with: Kichesippi’s seasonal “Logger” (Pennsylvania …

In the world of beer pairings, people seldom think to include vegetarian fare on their menus. Swap the heavy meet pairings with this budget-friendly, easy to prepare, vegetarian meal that could even impress your parents. [styled_box title=”Pumpkin, squash and carrot soup, topped with Gruyère cheese” color=”blue”]Paired with: Mad and Noisy’s “Sunny and Share Citrus Saison” …

What you need to know about attending Ottawa’s October beer festival Photo by Tina Wallace GUTEN TAG, OKTOBERFEST! Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company is once again taking Oktoberfest by storm. Hosted at the Vanleek Hill fairgrounds, Oktoberfest 2013 will take place Oct. 4 from 4 to 11 p.m. and Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to …

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