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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby Cass » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:58 pm

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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby pushkinwow » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:07 pm

Any chance of a beer / cask list for the Ottawa Market tomorrow?
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby Cass » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:58 pm

We're back again for 2016!

Our next event will be Monday, February 15th (Family Day) at the Brick Works for "Open Containers", where we'll have five breweries, each serving from their own shipping container. We have Indie, Great Lakes, Amsterdam and Henderson confirmed for the day, plus food from Indie, Original Chimneys and Heirloom.

We'll also have a special collaboration beer - "Off with their Heads" Gingerbread Porter made with Indie Alehouse.

Mark it down in your calendars and stay tuned for more details!
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby sstackho » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:32 pm

It was a really enjoyable day at Brick Works today. The Brewery Market was just one of many events going on there today; I wonder how sales were compared to usual? It didn't really feel like drinking in Ontario, as the licensed area wasn't segregated away from the fun family area. There was a live New Orleans brass band playing that I really enjoyed, board games to play, food all around. The skating area wasn't licensed, but that probably makes sense. It was warm enough, and a nice gentle snowfall to make it all a bit magical.

Happy Family Day everyone! <sniff>
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby Bobsy » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:09 pm

Yep, that one was pretty good. Great job, Cass! It really did feel like a relaxation of the rules and almost like a transition to a less restrictive society.
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby Cass » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:29 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys and sorry for the late reply. The Brick Works is a great partner and wants our events to be as casual as fun as we all want beer events to be!

We had one on Good Friday which I didn't get to promote as much as I wanted to here as I was all over the world over the last couple of weeks. But we're back on Victoria Day and it should be a great one.
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby Ceecee » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:41 pm

Will the Brewery Market return to Ottawa this year?
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby pushkinwow » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:16 am

It's scheduled for this Saturday!
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby Cass » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:42 pm

Yes, we're back in Ottawa & Gatineau this year with a number of events:

http://brewerymarket.com/
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby pushkinwow » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:10 am

Cass wrote:Yes, we're back in Ottawa & Gatineau this year with a number of events:

http://brewerymarket.com/


Any chance of a beer list / poster :)
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby The Mick » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:56 am

Was at the Saturday event on Ottawa, and while the area and weather was beautiful, the process of actually drinking beer was somewhat confusing. If you purchased the small tasting glass you only got to drink certain IPA's from each brewery. If you wanted to try the other beers you had to purchase a separate glass to try those. Seemed a little silly that you needed to have multiple glasses of different sizes just to get the beer you wanted.

I think we may need to revisit the payment model at these events too. Five 2oz or 3oz samples costs $10, but with the beer bars around town I could go to either the Loon, L'Autre, Brothers, Craft, etc. and try those exact same samples for free. (I'm not usually a sampler kind of guy, I just pick my pint and go with it, but they would certainly let me taste anything if I asked too.) I realize there is a cost to these festivals and the money has to come from somewhere, and no model will ever be perfect, but I wasn't a fan of the model used this past weekend.

It was a fun afternoon with a great crowd and a great venue and I will definitely continue supporting events like these, just had some feedback.
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby Cass » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:22 am

Thanks for the feedback. This was an experiment to create a "sampler" offering which is something that we are constantly asked for, but I strongly feel is not part of what the Brewery Market is fundamentally about. We're a "have a cup of beer" event, not a sampling event.

It was very purposeful that the IPA offering was a defined set of samples of those specific beers. That's it - sorry if you felt confused but we don't want to move to a model whereby samples are offered for all beers. We're about having 12oz cups of beer for one price.

We believe this idea, although certainly where we can work out some kinks, is one that nicely solves the sampling feedback we hear from visitors but balances with our beliefs for how a festival should operate.

Thanks for your ongoing support and sorry if it was a confusing. It was our first time trying something new and for the most part we feel it worked out - but yes, there's some learning for next time.
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby Cass » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:32 pm

We’re happy to be back at the Evergreen Brick Works for our annual Canada Day event, Lester P. Beerson Day. This time around we’re welcoming returning and new friends: Great Lakes, Henderson, Pitschfork, Durham, Railway City and Brimstone! We’ll also be welcoming back our old friends Kanga Meat Pies, Food Dudes, Urban Carnivore, Fidel Gastro and The Pop Stand.

Lester P. Beerson Day runs from 12pm-5pm on Friday, July 1st at the Koerner Gardens and CRH Gallery areas of the Evergreen Brick Works. Admission is free and you will be able to buy food and beer at the event. We are an all-ages and family-friendly event. Please note that our last beer sales is at 4:30pm and last beer poured is at 4:45pm.

Please note that for the summer the Evergreen shuttle bus pickup and drop off has relocated to Chester Station. The TTC Bayview South bus from Davisville Station runs seven days a week.

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1892371977656416/
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby Cass » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:09 pm

For our friends in the NCR - back on Saturday:

https://www.facebook.com/events/254127414952898/

Celebrate the Capital Region's craft brewers at the second Brewery Market of the season, Saturday, July 9th.

"Saison d'Être" will feature the farmhouse Saison. Expect your standard local favourites, along with some tasty special-edition beers. Tasters will be available for all featured Saisons.

We're continuing The People's Choice Awards: Best Beer in the 613. With four events in 2016, each one will celebrate a different style of beer—IPA, Saison, Pale Ale and Stout—and you get to vote on the best!

Tooth & Nail's SUCKER PUNCH took the win in June, as Best IPA in the 613. Who's going to win for Saison?

Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
BIG RIG Brewery
Cassel Brewery™ Company Ltd.
The Covered Bridge Brewing Company Inc.
Dominion City Brewing Co.
Nickel Brook Brewing
Stone City Ales
Tooth and Nail Brewing Company

Hintonburg Park is a grassy oasis-bring a blanket, or your lawn chairs and kick-back for the afternoon. The park features a great splash pad and playground, so bring the little ones!

As always, this event is FREE, all-ages and runs rain or shine.
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Re: The Brewery Market

Postby Cass » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:17 pm

Friends in Ottawa, we're back on Saturday:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1095874217166644/

Celebrate the Capital Region's craft brewers at the third Brewery Market of the season, Saturday, September 17th!

"Twist & Stout" will feature the malty goodness of this seasons greatest brew, the Stout. Expect your standard local favourites, along with some tasty special-edition beers. Tasters will be available for all featured Stouts.

Calabogie Brewing Company
Cassel Brewery™ Company Ltd.
Clocktower Brewing
Kichesippi Beer
Nita Beer Company
Stalwart Brewing Co.
Whitewater Brewing Company

We're continuing The People's Choice Awards: Best Beer in the 613. With four events in 2016, each one will celebrate a different style of beer—IPA, American Pale Ale and Stout—and you get to vote on the best!

Tooth and Nail Brewing Company's SUCKER PUNCH took the win in June, as Best IPA in the 613.

Broken Stick Brewing Company's LATE TO THE PARTY won Best Pale Ale in the 613.

Who's going to win best Stout?
As always, this event is FREE, all-ages and runs rain or shine.

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