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Granite Brewery Launches Hopping Mad

October 11th, 2008 Posted by Brewpub News No Comment yet

The Granite Brewery (245 Eglinton Ave. East) have added a new beer to their line-up of ales. Dubbed Hopping Mad, this strong pale ale checks it at 6% alcohol with a strong hop character, but also enough malt to keep it balanced. It will be available at the Granite on a rotating basis, and will also be one of the many beers available at Volo Cask Days next weekend.
Also back at the Granite for the fall and winter months is their Gin Lane Ale barley wine. The 2008 edition is still in the fermenting tanks, so the remainder of the 2007 brew will be available for the next couple of weeks.

Pepperwood Beer of the Month for October

September 28th, 2008 Posted by Brewpub News No Comment yet

Pepperwood Bistro & Brewpub (1455 Lakeshore Road, Burlington) will be releasing their Feature Beer for October on Friday, October 3rd.
Pepperwood Pumpkin Ale is described by brewmaster Paul Dickey as being “like a slice of pie in your glass. An orange hue, with a full bouquet of pumpkin pie spices makes this an excellent beer to celebrate the fall. Follow it up with a coffee porter for a perfect matching.”
And conveniently enough, Pepperwood’s Ontario Craft Brewer guest tap for October will feature Mill Street Coffee Porter.
Paul will also be trying to brew a one-off cask ale each month starting in November. This will be in addition to the feature beer, and the timing will be dependent on the brewing schedule and will vary from month to month. If you would like to be kept apprised of what the next monthly feature will be or when a cask will be put on the bar, e-mail Paul at brewer@pepperwood.on.ca or bookmark this link.

Pepperwood Beer of the Month for September

August 31st, 2008 Posted by Brewpub News No Comment yet

Pepperwood Bistro & Brewpub (1455 Lakeshore Road, Burlington) will be releasing their Feature Beer for September on Friday, Seotember 5th.
Pepperwood ESB is described by brewmaster Paul Dickey as “a true English gem – made with Crisp malt and english varieties of hops. On the dark end of the colour scale, with notes of biscuit, nuts, and a dry roast finish.”
In addition, Pepperwood’s Ontario Craft Brewer guest tap will feature Stone Hammer Pilsner from F&M Brewery for the month of September.

Pepperwood Beer of the Month for August

August 3rd, 2008 Posted by Brewpub News No Comment yet

Pepperwood Bistro & Brewpub (1455 Lakeshore Road, Burlington) released their Feature Beer for August this weekend.
Pepperwood Summer Ale is described by brewmaster Paul Dickey as “A light refreshing beer with a hint of lemongrass, sure to be refreshing on the patio”.
In addition, Pepperwood’s Ontario Craft Brewer guest tap will feature Stone Hammer Pilsner from F&M Brewery for the month of August.

Pepperwood Bistro Beer Notes for May

April 16th, 2008 Posted by Brewpub News No Comment yet

Pepperwood Bistro (1455 Lakeshore Road, Burlington) have sent out early word about their beer plans for May:

CAMRA are designating May as “Mild Month”. Mild is the ultimate session beer. It is one of the most traditional beer styles which is enjoying a revival in today’s real ale market. Usually dark brown in colour, due to the use of well-roasted malts or barley it is less hopped than bitters and often has a chocolatety character with nutty and burnt flavours.
Pepperwood Monthly Feature – English Mild – available May 2nd – Cask & Draft
To celebrate “Mild Month” we will tap a cask of Mild on Friday May 2nd. The same beer will be available on draft so you can compare the cask and draft versions. To complete our celebration of Milds we will also have Grand River Mild on tap.
Feature Ontario Craft Brewer Beer – Grand River Mill Race Mild
Darkly coloured and rich in appearance, this mild ale is brewed in the traditional style of British mild beers that are disappearing even from the pubs of London, England. Grand River Brewing has revived this traditional style of beer that is deep in colour but doesn’t possess the harsh bitterness that many people associate with a darker beer. The pronounced creamy head welcomes you and is followed with a beautiful roasted barley flavour and a smooth creamy taste. This is a beer that just makes you want to have another and with being a mild, go right ahead.

Pepperwood Bistro – April Newsletter

April 1st, 2008 Posted by Brewpub News No Comment yet

Here’s the April news update from the Pepperwood Bistro (1455 Lakeshore Road, Burlington):

Pepperwood Monthly Feature for April – Märzen – available April 4th
Märzen
History: Typically brewed in the spring, signaling the end of the traditional brewing season and stored in cold caves or cellars during the warm summer months. Served in autumn amidst traditional celebrations.
Flavor: Initial malty sweetness, but finish is moderately dry. Distinctive and complex maltiness includes a toasted aspect. Hop bitterness is moderate, and noble hop flavor is low. Balance is toward malt, though the finish is not sweet.
Overall Impression: Smooth, clean, and rather rich, with a depth of malt character. This is one of the classic malty styles, with a maltiness that is often described as soft, complex, and elegant but never cloying.
Comments: This particular Märzen has been cold cellared for many days – in fact almost two weeks. Why wait for Autumn when you can have it now.
Feature Ontario Craft Brewer Beer
Black Oak’s Cherry Chocolate Stout

Pepperwood Bistro – March Newsletter

February 29th, 2008 Posted by Brewpub News No Comment yet

Here’s the March news update from the Pepperwood Bistro (1455 Lakeshore Road, Burlington):

The Festival is over and the results are in
Another great year. Probably a larger attendance than I can remember. Everyone seemed to have a great time, and there was certainly a great selection of beer to be tasted.
Congratulations to all the brewers!!!
The winners based on “Best Brewery” ballots filled out by attendees:
1st place – Pepperwood
2nd – tie – Nickel Brook & F&M
3rd – tie – Mill Street & Trafalgar
4th – tie – Black Oak & Grand River
Pepperwood Monthly Feature for March – Chipotle Ale – available March 7th
A North American base with some Munich malt provides the base for this festival ale. With a generous amount of chipotle peppers in the fermenter this beer starts off with a mild heat that builds. Never too hot, but definitely an interesting spicy character.
Feature Ontario Craft Brewer Beer
Trafalgar Maple Bock followed by Black Oak’s Cherry Chocolate Stout.

Pepperwood Bistro – February News

February 1st, 2008 Posted by Brewpub News No Comment yet

Here’s the February news update from the Pepperwood Bistro (1455 Lakeshore Road, Burlington):
Pepperwood Monthly Feature Beer – Rye Pale Ale
This month’s feature is a lightly hopped, English style pale ale with 25% rye malt. The impression is of a malty, full-bodied ale with a slight lingering bitterness. The rye malt lends a white pepper note to the palate and creates the impression of a light spicy aftertaste.
Pepperwood Beer Festival – Sunday February 24th
Preparations are well underway for our annual beer festival. Breweries that will be represented include: Denison’s, Better Bitters, McAuslan, Black Oak, Interbrew/Ambev, Amsterdam, Mill Street, Trafalgar, Camerons, Great Lakes. Grand River, Cool, Diagio, and of course, Pepperwood.
Tickets are available now, and are expected to sell quickly. Don’t miss out on a fantastic event. Sample a variety of beers, nibble on Mike’s creations, win a door prize, enter to win the 50/50 draw – and of course talk to the brewery representatives and fellow beer lovers.
If you would like to be kept apprised of what the next monthly feature will be or when a cask will be put on the bar please e-mail Paul Dickey at brewer@pepperwood.on.ca to be put on a mailing list for the Pepperwood brew notes.

Snow Day at The Granite Brewery

February 1st, 2008 Posted by Brewpub News No Comment yet

To help encourage folks to get outside despite the snow, the Granite Brewery (245 Eglinton Ave. East) is holding a special Snow Day promotion for today only (Friday, February 1st).
Mention ‘Snow Day’ to your server, and you’ll get 25% off the food portion of your bill. (Offer is valid for eat-in only, and cannot be combined with 2-for-1 offers.)