rejtable wrote:A bit off topic, but man Broue Haha nearly got wiped out today! Popped in around 1pm and there were fire trucks, cops and an ambulance all over the place.
About 30 mins before a car came screaming over the embankment out front, up into the parking lot and slammed into the chocolate shop next door. The whole front of the shop was disintegrated when I got there and ambulance was taking someone away (presumably the driver).
It's hard to believe the car made it up there, based on the tire tracks on the embankment it missed the big sign in the parking lot by maybe a foot or two. Can't believe there were no cars or anything in the way.
Provost Drunk wrote:I will be in Ottawa the weekend after next for a work function and am looking to make the most of things and check out the craft beer scene as I’ve never been. I should have a couple of hours on Friday evening and a good chunk of time Saturday afternoon for personal (i.e., drinking) time. I won’t have access to a vehicle, but will be staying at a hotel right by the Byward Market and there seem to be a lot of good options that are walking distance. I’m most interested in trying things that aren’t regularly/ever available in Toronto. I like most styles of beer, though super hoppy IPA/APAs aren’t my thing. I’m more into Belgian ales (particularly tripels) and malt-forward styles (stout/porter, German bocks, English barleywines etc.)
I’ve done some homework by reading this thread and consulting RB and BA and I am thinking of hitting up Brothers Beer Bistro and The Black Tomato on Friday evening. On Saturday, I am contemplating walking over the bridge into Hull and hitting up Gainsbourg and Brasseurs du Temps. Google maps suggests it’s about a half hour walk to Gainsbourg from my hotel and then another 10 to reach BdT, which is actually closer than staying in Ottawa and checking out Tooth and Nail and Beyond the Pale.
After my sessions at Gainsbourg and BdT, I plan to stop at Marche des Brasseurs d’Ici and pick up a few bottles to bring back. Would love to make it to Broue Ha Ha, but again I’m without a car so that isn’t in the cards. My goal is just to bring back a few things you don’t regularly see in Ontario.
Just though I’d reach out to the BTers who frequent or live in Ottawa to see if they have any thoughts on my game plan. How should I allocate my time between Brothers/Black Tomato on Friday? Is walking over to the Hull side as easy as it appears to be? Is Marche des Brasseurs a good choice of depanneur or is there a better option within a 10 minute radius of Gainsbourg/BdT? Is there any other place or a particular beer that I would be remiss to skip?
It’s worth noting that I’ll be very well fed at a number of company events Friday and Saturday so I don’t really need to factor food into my bar/brewpub selection because I won’t be ordering anything to eat other than perhaps a light snack.
Thanks in advance!
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