Food + Drink Roundup: Craft Beer Update

▪️ Beyond the Pale will be delivering Friday as usual, so get your orders in by 6:00pm on Thursday. The taproom will also be open all weekend (unless, of course, there is another lockdown) for beer, poutine, mac ’n’ cheese, nachos, and loads more fun food.

▪️ Bicycle Craft Brewing has a job opening for a part time Social Media and Marketing Coordinator who loves craft beer and craft beer culture. For Easter, enjoy the Bicycle’s Neighbourhood Easter Brunch box in support of Operation Come Home. You’ll get six Bicycle beers, pancake mix by Ancient Grain, pure maple syrup, and more. $80. 

▪️ Big Rig is holding a massive sale on Bongo Grapefruit Radler right now, which allows you to enjoy 24 cans of for $44. Refreshing! 

▪️ Brew Revolution will be closed on Good Friday, and they’re reminding us all to get our Friday beer delivery orders in by 3:00pm on Thursday (tomorrow). Oh, and they’ve got a sweet looking Easter dinner special too: a quarter chicken glazed and baked with BBQ sauce, served with roasted potatoes and honey glazed carrots. Available on Saturday or Sunday for pickup. $20 per person.

▪️ It’s a grey morning but when we saw that Broadhead Beer’s latest 174 Taproom release is called Pink Guava & Strawberry Saison, we perked right up. Available for delivery in Ottawa or provincial shipping, or stop by the taproom.

▪️ Speaking of summery flavours, Calabogie Brewing’s new session IPA Better Days is made with Eclipse Hops, which lend it a mandarin, citrus, and pine flavour. It’s available with free delivery throughout Ontario during the month of April.

▪️ The Clocktower Brew Pub location in Orléans needs servers and bartenders. Send resumes to

▪️ Covered Bridge Brewing will be closed on Good Friday but they’ll still deliver all orders received by 10:00pm on Thursday night. 

▪️ Dominion City is hiring a qualified delivery driver for full time seasonal work between April and September.

▪️ With Easter on our minds, we were excited to spot Lamb Shank on the menu at Flora Hall Brewing. $20 includes the lamb plus parsnip purée and bacon braised greens. Available at the Hall or via delivery services.

▪️ Kichessippe Beer recently released Car 696 Maibock, a strong lager style beer that’s typically produced in spring. The name is an ode to Ottawa’s past, when streetcars were the best way to get around town.

▪️ A true sign of spring: Small Pony Barrel Works’ Jam Hands sour beer is available right now. $18 for a 750ml bottle.

▪️ Spark BeerOrléans Brewing, and Beyond the Pale took part in the Pink Boots Society 2021 collaboration brew day celebrating International Women’s Day earlier this month. On April 10, they’re holding a virtual tasting of the very different beers they brewed, all using the same hops. Tasting packs include three beers (one from each of the three breweries), access to an hour long virtual tasting session, and a small snack. For every pack sold, the three breweries will be donating $5 to Dress for Success, who offer support to women in Ottawa working towards their professional goals.

▪️ And in non-beer news, Hintonburger closed in 2019, but the Capital’s best-named burger bar is planning a relaunch. Location is still a secret but will still be in Hintonburg if their fundraiser is a success. [Hintonburger] [IndieGoGo]

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: ?️ Rainy. High of 16°, low of -2°. There may be snow tonight.

Number: $500,000. The value of a new endowment for an Indigenous business student bursary at Carleton University. 1950s alumnus Humphrey Law is initiating the fund, having never forgotten the help and support he received during his time on campus. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawans of the Day: Players Emma Kelly of Ottawa and Jasmine Menard, Sara Plouffe, and Julie Vandal of Gatineau, plus assistant coach Carrie Hartley of Ottawa. The five were members of the 2019 Team Canada juniors which has just been inducted into the Ringette Hall of Fame. [Ottawa Sports Page]

Quote: “Having waste beside the river is just asking for trouble” – Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition of Nuclear Responsibility at last night’s meeting of the City’s environment committee The committee recommended that the City ask the Federal Government to undertake a regional assessment of radioactive disposal projects in the Ottawa Valley and to ask Canadian Nuclear Laboratory to respond to the City’s concerns on water contamination. [Ottawa Citizen]


Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

2,202,380 doses have been administered in Ontario

? At this rate, it would take 25.3 weeks to give one dose to each Ontarian

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There have been 17,177 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 112 since yesterday, and 463 deaths, three new reports.

? 120,924 doses of vaccine have been administered in Ottawa.
No change since yesterday


Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 7,434 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 57 since yesterday, and 172 deaths, no new reports.

? 45,274 doses of vaccine have been administered in the Outaouais


Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 3358 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 18 since yesterday, and 75 deaths, two new reports.  

23,526 doses of vaccine have been administered in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

Sometimes the number of cases or deaths are lower from one day to the next. This is usually because the powers-that-be have reassigned a case to a different health authority.

⭕  Premier Doug Ford warns of another lockdown if cases keep rising. [Nation Valley News]

⭕ Restaurant owners say 'only one family per table' rule is impossible to enforce. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ The provincial and federal governents are funding a new vaccine manufacturing facility in Toronto. [Toronto Star]

⭕ Canada will receive 5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in June that were expected to come later in the summer. [Toronto Star]

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▪️ Granite Curling Club of West Ottawa is selling up and moving to a new property on Queensview Drive. The 68 year-old club was based in an aging building with a huge property tax bill. It was also sitting on a piece of valuable Westboro property. The club expects to move in 2023. [CBC]

▪️ Seventeen box offices employees of the National Arts Centre have been let go. The staffers have been unpaid since last March. The Centre says that it did not believe it would be able to offer work for another year. The let-go staffers will not be given priority when the Centre eventually reopens. [CBC]

▪️ Plan for nine storey, 127 rental apartment building in Little Italy has been resurrected. Developers Taggart had proposed a similar project in 2013 which was opposed by the Dalhousie Community Association, although it was approved. Construction could begin by the end of the year. [Ottawa Business Journal]

▪️ Barrymore’s landlord says it doesn’t have enough time to make repairs. The landlord was ordered by the City to fix the structural soundness of the decorative gold moulding on the walls and ceiling, missing guards and handrails, and lighting by April 30. Two people were injured a decade ago when pieces of the ceiling fell on them. The Barrymore's building is over 100 years old. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Applications are open to light up the OTTAWA sign in your cause, campaign, festival, or event’s colours. The OTTAWA sign is fully LED and displays in 25 different colours. [City of Ottawa] [Application Form]


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