SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND
Beer + Super Bowl + Valentines
▪️IPA lovers should note that Beau’s Full Time IPA is $.25 cents off the regular price of 473ml cans until February 26. The brewery also offers free shipping, on orders over $50.
▪️Berry and passion fruit flavours power Broadhead Brewery’s Black Currant Cream Ale 2.0, which they say will pair well with grilled red meat, wheels of brie, and cheesecake. Sounds like a pretty good Valentine’s Day meal to us.
▪️You’ll find locally crafted spirits and Valentine’s Day gift ideas at Ogham Craft Spirits in Kanata on Sunday (February 13th). The distillery will welcome Soufull Meags silver jewellery maker from noon until 4:00pm. While you’re there, check out Bierschnapps, the new seasonal collab between Ogham and Evergreen Craft Ales. This is a clear spirit distilled from Evergreen’s Clothing of the Gods NEIPA, which means fruity IPA notes, pine aroma, and subtle malty taste notes, and no carbonation. It’s available in extremely limited quantities for $45 per bottle.
▪️The other intimate activity for couples, food sharing, is in abundance at Whiprsnapr. From today through Sunday enjoy a shared charcuterie board and two pints for $30. Try the brewery’s Valentine’s Day beers to wash down the cheese and meat: Risqué is a chocolate stout with taste notes of espresso, dark chocolate, and sweet cherry, while Firestarter Cinnamon Heart IPA packs a punch with cinnamon sticks and pepper powder.
▪️Present your person with a basket of beery-y Valentine’s Day goodies from Perth Brewery, including a six can variety pack, two pieces of glassware, a lanyard, stickers, two coasters, two pairs of sunglasses, a branded ice bucket, a pack of playing cards, and chocolates. Order this amazing gift “bucket” for pickup by calling 613-264-1087.
▪️Alicja Confections is usually closed on Mondays, but they’ll be open for all of your last minute Valentine’s Day needs on February 14th! They’re currently taking orders for the astoundingly pretty Valentine’s Day box of dipped fruit, $40, but there are loads of other sweet things too, like bonbons, dragée, and chocolate discs flavoured with cinnamon hearts.
▪️Sadly, at least one member of loved-up couples will have to get out of bed to retrieve the Breakfast in Bed Package from Cantina Gia on Sunday (February 11th). Available for pickup from 9:30am, the package includes a breakfast of Italian crêpes and smoked trout, a bouquet from Bloomfields, a bottom of Prosecco, and orange juice with which to complete the mimosas. $130.
▪️This weekend, treat yourself to some free shipping on all orders, from Sokoloff Lingerie.
▪️Take your love for potatoes seriously, and eat them in a heart shape. It’s easy to do; just head to The Third where the magicians in the kitchen seem to have produced heart shaped home fries to enjoy with brunch. Sweet!
▪️The Mayfair Theatre celebrates Valentine’s Day with screenings of the über romantic Casablanca at 2:00pm Sunday and 6:30pm Monday. They inject some action on Sunday at 8:00pm with From Russia With Love, and change direction abruptly again on Monday night at 9:00pm, with a screening of the 1981 Canadian slasher classic My Bloody Valentine, an antidote for those who are down on love.