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Big Rig Brewpub - Ottawa

Postby Cass » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:30 am

Anyone know anything about this?

From: http://m.ottawasun.com/2012/02/17/carkn ... -to-lineup

BIG RIG BREW

Chris Phillips will soon have a beer named after him.

It will be available in a new bar/restaurant bearing his nickname.

The Big Rig, a micro brewpub located a slapshot from Canada's largest Ikea at Pinecrest and Iris, is expected to open in May.

"I've been involved with some other restaurants and stuff before, but having this one from the ground up, and obviously having the Big Rig brew will be fun," said the Senators defenceman, who will have four partners, including Victoria brew master Lon Ladell. "I'm looking forward to it."
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Postby icemachine » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:01 pm

I still get a kick out of the fact that I have 2 brother in laws with the same names as NHL players
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Postby cfrancis » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:37 pm

I've heard rumblings about it and the location is the same as what I heard. But I didn't know anything about a date.

It's kind of like 3 Brasseurs, people have been talking for a year about it and there still isn't anything happening.
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Postby iguenard » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:18 pm

Didn't Lubière post about this a few months back?
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Postby Cass » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:36 am

Not sure, maybe. My friend lives nearby and the building they're (supposedly) going into is under active construction. So I thought there'd be new news as it seems like it's real.
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Postby LarryKress » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:53 pm

Hi Guys

Lonnie brewed at Spinnakers and has worked in the brew business for years. He helped us out for a while at BDT, working after his day job.
Solid nice guy.
I am sure that he will help to make this beautiful land a beer oasis too.

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Postby cfrancis » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:55 pm

http://www.senatorsextra.com/main/chris ... ing-in-may

Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips has at least another two years of hockey in him, which is how long his current contract lasts.
But under construction at the corner of Iris and Greenbank in Ottawa’s west end is the project he hopes keeps him busy when life after hockey finally does arrive: a microbrewery that will bear his nickname, The Big Rig.
He and his partners expect to open the brewpub in May on the site that has housed such past ventures as Le Biftheque.
“No matter what happens hockey-wise, I’ll be back here,” said Phillips.
“It’s basically home now. . . so this will be something to work with and have fun with when hockey’s done.
“We’ve had a lot of talks, and a lot of ideas have been thrown around with the partners I’m involved with, and we’re getting closer to that day now, so, yeah, it’s going to be exciting.”
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Postby Bytowner » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:26 am

Jaysus, Ottawa's beer scene is growing up fast.
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Postby Kel Varnsen » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:51 pm

Article in the Citizen today about the pub. Sounds like they have a really good idea of what they are doing. The fact that they brought on a brewer who used to work at Spinnakers in Victoria is very promosing. That place was awesome when I used to live there and they were always trying new stuff. Even the core beer styles they are going to be having sound pretty awesome, a locally made Double Chocolate Stout and a local seasonal Hefe both sound very intersting.

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Postby hops are your friend » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:32 pm

Their website (http://bigrigbrew.com/) says they are opening Monday June 11. It lists the following beers:

BIG RIG GOLD
Our flagship beer is a refreshing Golden brew that uses a blend of the finest Canadian and German malts giving it a smooth mild body that balances the crisp, pleasant German hop finish. The hops used in this local brew are soon to be grown at our very own hop yard at the Phillips farm in Manotick.
STATS - 5% alc. vol. - O.G. 1.048 - 20 IBU - 2.5 Lovibond
PAIRS BEST WITH - PIZZA, HEAT, THE HOCKEY GAME

BIG RIG RIDEAU RED
The light red and amber coloring of this beer is a result of using special crystalized barley. This smooth style starts off with a slightly sweet mellow mouth feel and finishes up with a clean finish. Using fresh floral hops at the start of the boil allows the complex subtle maltiness to shine. A classic!
STATS - 5.2% alc. vol. - O.G. 1.050 - 18 IBU - 10 Lovibond
PAIRS BEST WITH - SEAFOOD, CHICKEN, PATIO

BIG RIG BYWARD BROWN
This Nut Brown has the aroma of lightly roasted coffee and chocolate with the color of toasted hazelnuts. Although this brew has a rich darker color it is surprisingly mild and smooth in flavor, making it a refreshing pint. This beer has been called a gateway brew to the dark side.
STATS - 5.2% alc. vol. - O.G. 1.050 - 22 IBU - 18 Lovibond
PAIRS BEST WITH - PORK, BEEF, A GOOD FREIND

BIG RIG INDIA PALE ALE
This North American IPA is generously hopped, giving it lively citrus and grapefruit aroma and flavor that is layered with a maltiness derived from the careful selection of specialty malts and Canadian Barley. This brew is sure to satisfy those who love the hop!
STATS - 6.2% alc. vol. - O.G. 1.060 - 70 IBU - 6 Lovibond
PAIRS BEST WITH - BEEF, SEAFOOD, THE SOCCER MATCH

BIG RIG STUD STOUT
With a mocha colored head this bold and beautiful stout has layers of chocolate and roasted coffee like barley that give it a rich flavor that is intensified with the addition of Belgian bitter sweet chocolate. This beer is a velvet painting of chocolate and beer making out while listening to Barry White, painted by Otis Redding…Smooth
STATS - 5.6% alc. vol. - O.G. 1.058 - 25 IBU - 40 Lovibond
PAIRS BEST WITH - BEEF, DESSERT, BEAR SKIN RUG

BIG RIG SEASONAL

We love beer so much we couldn't put a limit the number of styles we make… so we added a few more lines so we could brew something new for you all the time. These beers are made in limited quantities so be sure to ask your server for details on our current selection.

FIRST SEASONAL IN PERFECT TIME FOR PATIO SEASON
HEFEWEIZEN light and refreshing this German wheat beer is a classic patio drinker!
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Postby rejtable » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:19 pm

Safety First!
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Postby tyler90 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:00 pm

rejtable wrote:Safety First!


No kidding. Hopefully the IPA will be interesting.

I find it funny that they have a Byward Brown, and Clocktower has a Bytown Brown.
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Postby codfishh » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:19 pm

You can hate all you want but any addition to Ottawa's beer scene is a welcome addition. I am hoping the brewmaster from Spinnakers will make some solid beers.
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Postby tyler90 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:10 pm

codfishh wrote:You can hate all you want but any addition to Ottawa's beer scene is a welcome addition. I am hoping the brewmaster from Spinnakers will make some solid beers.


True enough, plus now I'll have something to do when the woman wants to go to IKEA.
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Postby spinrsx » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:30 am

opens today apparently

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