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by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Casks of Black Oak At Fort York
Replies: 21
Views: 14406

Whazzup at Black Oak for Fort York

Glad to see i've inspired a drooling emoticon to possibly become part of the Bar Towel emoticon list. Boy talk about influencing the beer masses. Sorry i wasn't the first to barrel age in Canada, Do i still have dibs on the Ontario rites? (ps thanx to Josh) So far so good with the barrel. Adrian (th...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Black Oak Saison?
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Here's the scoop

Hi Everyone Thanks for the kind words. Basically its a production scheduling issue. To time a seasonal beer for the proper season requires about two months advance prep and brewing. Right now i've got some of my double chocolate cherry stout kegs aging in my fridge and look forward to releasing that...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Casks of Black Oak At Fort York
Replies: 21
Views: 14406

Casks of Black Oak At Fort York

Whiskey Barrel Nut Brown Cask We just got a whisky barrel, burn't on the inside and will attempt to be the first Ontario (possibly Canadian, but i dont know) brewery to try and let beer age in a wooden booze barrel and then cask the result. Its going to be a learning experiment and should be very in...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Mon May 23, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Me And Allen Sneath on CFRB today @5:00Pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2410

Me And Allen Sneath on CFRB today @5:00Pm

Hi Again Everyone Today (Monday May 23) between 5-6:00 on Newstalk CFRB (am 1010) both Allen (author of Brewed in Canada) and me, will be talking about Ontario Craft Beers, pairing food & beer, cooking with beer and some Ontario Brewing History. So if your gettting ready for dinner and want to t...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Sat May 14, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) Website Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 4680

Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) Website Launch

Hi Everyone On Monday May 16 the Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) will be launching its own website. There are 25 local brewery members of this organization. It’s an important step for us locally owned brewers to raise awareness of all of the great beers that are produced in Ontario. http://www.ontariocr...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: C'est What? Spring Festival of Small Breweries - Fri, Apr 15
Replies: 30
Views: 11329

Yup

Hi Again Thanks for the kind words about our stout. It is now available at the brewery in bottled form only. Limited quantities were made. We do have a bunch of kegs and are working on getting it out there as guest taps at the really good beer locals. It was fun working the crowd and saying Hi to ev...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Molson Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 10258

Maybe a new seasonal???

We got a really good deal on a couple of metric tonnes of guano.
All we have to do now is work on a recipe, get a funky multizillion marketing campaign, hire siliconly enhanced attractive rental staff and let it fly on the market until the next big thing comes along :o
(HEHEHEHEHEEHEHEHEHE)
Ken
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: C'est What? Spring Festival of Small Breweries - Fri, Apr 15
Replies: 30
Views: 11329

Just to Clarify No Pits present

Hi Again Just to Clarify our pit issue. It was a moment of serindipity when Adrian & Donna were hiking the Bruce Trail in the Niagara region. We were looking for a source of cherry flavour (ie concentrate, syrup, etc) and were disappointed with all the samples we had recieved, too mediciny or to...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: C'est What? Spring Festival of Small Breweries - Fri, Apr 15
Replies: 30
Views: 11329

Unveiling A New Beer---From Black Oak

Hi Everyone We're going to be releasing our new Seasonal Beer: Double Chocolat Cherry Stout (guess whats in it?) Adrian our brewer did a fantastic job in creating this very fine beer. Ideally we wanted to create and release this in the March time frame. But to paraphase "We will sell no beer before ...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Pepperwood Beer Festival
Replies: 41
Views: 12825

Hi Everyone

Looking forward to seeing you at the Pepperwood. Should be a fun event with lots of beers to sample and some very good food as well. (we may spray organic Katsup on notebooks if the rating person is a bit too intense, just my radical way of dealing with that issue) Please bring some friends and intr...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Meat the Brewer
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

Meat the Brewer

Hi There On Wednesday Dec 8 Black Oak will be hosting a Meat the Brewer at BeerBistro. Please bring various cuts of meat to our brewer. Adrian prefers steak and the ocassional side of bacon (bacon sauce would be a nice addition too!) For those of you who are vegetarian, Almonds or peanuts would be a...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Black Oak - Nutcracker Cask Party?
Replies: 21
Views: 9589

Many Thanks

Hi Again My thanks for those who came out on Wednesday. Sorry about the confusion , I just finished the Gourmet food & wine show and had a pretty serious cold that nocked me for a loop. We'll try to do a better and smoother event for the next one. The cask was very tasty and i enjoyed pouring it...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Black Oak - Nutcracker Cask Party?
Replies: 21
Views: 9589

Yes Virginia there is a cask launch

Hi Everyone Sorry i've been slammed busy with the Gourmet Food & Wine Show and then slammed with a cold. But with lots of green tea and tons of tissues i'm almost back to normal. I've dropped the cask off at the Bow yesterday so its ready to go. The event will be at 7:30 and it should be pretty ...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Black Oak - Nutcracker Cask Party?
Replies: 21
Views: 9589

Yup The rumors are true

Hi THere Patrick of the Bow & Arrow & Me (or is it I?) are setting up the details of the Cask Launch. So far it would seem like Tuesday Nov 30 is the date, but we just have to firm things up. Currently we're prepping for the Gourmet Food & Wine Show this weekend. Very big smaltzy event w...
by Asst. Grain Shoveller
Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Winking Judge?
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Black Oak Patio Conditioned Hops in Pale Ale Cask

Hi There A few weeks back I harvested some of the patio hops from the back of the Winking Judge. There was no full moon. But I tried to pull a few. Into 2 clear plastic freezer bags went my harvest. I was lucky not to be pulled over by the police and have to explain what was in the bags. We dried th...

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