Issue 629 Volume 3 Number 129
It’s Wednesday, October 12, 2022 and we're haunting the 2022 Spooky Ottawa Hallowe’en Map.
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Craft Beer News
It’s been a while since we did a proper update about Ottawa and Gatineua’s incredible local craft beer scene. New readers may not know that we introduced ourselves to Ottawa way back in April 2020 with a little something that Darren created, The Last Ottawa Gatineau Craft Brewery Map You Will Ever Need. We’ve recently updated the map but if you notice any omissions please get in touch [email protected]
▪️Spark Beer is getting in the spooky season spirit with Sparkoween, a scary party on Saturday October 29 with costumes, music, and prizes. That’s all they’re telling us now, so stay tuned for more info. Meanwhile, stay cozy and try their Super Dry IPA (6.5% abv), a hoppy beer with candied orange, watermelon, and stone fruit notes. $6.50 / 500ml bottle.
▪️Broadhead Brewery’s Wet Hop Harvest Ale 2022 is a collab with Battle House Hops near Almonte. The 6.5% abv beer is a deep reddish amber, and offers floral, fruity, pine, and toffee aromas. $4.35 / 473ml.
▪️Broadhead has also released the 2022 version of its popular seasonal Rye And Ginger Ale, which uses 40% rye malt and lots of fresh ginger to create a touch of spice. 5.1%, $4.10 per 473ml.
▪️We’re loving the alchemy of Small Pony Barrel Works’ Smüv Pumpkin (5%), which combines the flavours of pumpkin with mango, vanilla, and sugar, to create a red sour with a pumpkin pie vibe. $7.49 per can.
▪️Don’t let Wood Brothers Brewing’s Winking Bungalow and Humble Frost fool you with their adorable names. These are seriously complex, perfect-for-fall-sipping IPAs. Both are available at the brewery this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 2980 Wylie Road in Glen Robertson, ON.
▪️Thanksgiving may be over but Perth Brewery is keeping the festive flavours alive with Crandemonium Cranberry Radler (3% abv). $20.40 for a six pack.
▪️Orléans Brewing Co turned five recently, and they celebrated by releasing the BHD Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout. Designed to be consumed now or in a few years, this beer has aged for 11 months. It’s a serious 10.1% abv and rings in at $18 per 650ml bottle.
▪️Overflow’s award winning Final Bow Porter pairs well with a book, a blanket, and a seat by the fire. The brewery says it has cocoa, roasted coffee, roasted nuts, and molasses fragrance notes. 5% abv.
▪️The Ottawa Citizen says that Gatineau’s Djakarta Taste is a regular haunt for diplomats from the Indonesian embassy.
The Province of Canada’s 2022 Holidays Candle isn’t food, but it does purport to smell like pine and baking. $42. Made in Canada, naturally.
Trick or Treat with the Mayor is back, scheduled for Saturday October 29 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Ottawa City Hall. Entrance is by donation of a non-perishable item, to support the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Basics Program. Baby formula, baby food, and diapers are most needed.
Deals of the day
▪️Uppliva Sauna & + Steam will be raising its prices November 1. Their Fall Sauna + Steam Circuit Sale offers three passes for $165, or $55 per visit. You can use them yourself, or share with a friend. 6 and 12 pass packages are also available.
▪️Enjoy 25% off site wide during Muttonhead’s Fall Customer Appreciation Event, using the code CA25.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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