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New Brunswick’s barley is said to have “wet feet” because of the East Coast’s rainy days, unlike the dry, cracking Prairie soil where most Canadian malt is grown. And so when brewmaster Liam McKenna created his Yellowbelly Pale Ale using only “Maritime malt,” he says he could taste the difference.
In this podcast, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato is joined by two featured guests: Certified Cicerone and beer columnist, Crystal Luxmore and historian and beer writer, Jordan St. John. These two beer writers are tasked with identifying the OCB-brewed Dark Ale in front of them by asking a series of six questions … can you beat them to the correct answer?
When André Trudel and Isaac Tremblay started thinking about opening a brewpub in their hometown of Shawinigan, Quebec, 15 years ago, they knew the place needed it. The city had gone from a postwar, thriving industrial heartland, to a depressed, post-industrial rust belt.
The first time I sat down in a room full of people to taste beer together, I was intimidated. In that Prud’homme Level I class, all kinds of descriptors were thrown out about my favourite beverage—red licorice, apple pie, rootbeer, a dewy, autumn morning—but I didn’t pick up on any of them until after someone had suggested it.
In this second Ontario Brewer Podcast for February, Master Cicerone Mirella Amato continues our exploration of OCB-brewed Dark Ales. She is once again joined by the two featured guests for February: historian and beer writer, Jordan St.John and Certified Cicerone and beer columnist, Crystal Luxmore.