Toronto's Brewery Market arrives in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 20 September 2012 17:23
Beer aficionados who have been to Toronto, Canada, may have already been to the popular Brewery Market event, and those who travel to Ontario can now enjoy the same festival in the city of Ottawa. The recent expansion of the event has come primarily because of the craft beer scene in the capital, which has blossomed substantially in the last few years, pushing Ottawa to the front of the microbrew scene in Canada. On Saturday, October 13, visitors can taste the best beers in town - all of which are brewed in Ottawa and nearby cities.
More than a dozen breweries will be featured during this premier event, including Beau's, Big Rig and Broadhead. Any beer drinker who's ever been to Ottawa knows full well how delicious Beau's brews are, but may not have tried the refreshing offerings from Big Rig and Broadhead - two relatively new and small beer producers.
Big Rig features classic golden and red ales, as well as more robust IPAs and stouts. During the October event in Ottawa, visitors will have the opportunity to try seasonal ales spiced with the delicious tastes of winter.
Broadhead Brewing Company is one of Ottawa's newest beer makers. Thankfully, those who travel to Canada for Ottawa's Brewery Market can sip on tapped brews, which is typically the best way to drink beer.
About the Brewery Market
This event follows the same model as farmers' markets, where vendors proudly showcase their products and are available to talk about their goods. In the same vein, brewmasters will not only give visitors their change after purchasing a growler, but also provide an inside scoop on how each beverage was made. This educational experience is perfect for beer lovers who may be making their own homebrew or simply want to know more about this artisan craft.
For the first Brewery Market, event organizers will set up shop right at 1000 Wellington Street West, which is at the corner of Irving Avenue. Judging by past Brewery Markets in Toronto, visitors will surely be impressed with the charming and casual setting where they can feel comfortable sparking up a conversation with brewers and other attendees alike.