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A full year of Beer & Cheese

Posted October 4, 2012 | 11:15 am, by Mirella

We’re partnering up with the Dairy Farmers of Canada for a dynamic 2012-2013 season of  Ontario Brewer Podcast!

I’m really excited to tell you about this upcoming season of Ontario Brewer. During this season, we will continue to explore the fantastic beers of the Ontario Craft Brewers. Just like last year, each podcast will feature a different member of the OCB. This year, though, the focus of the podcasts is different. We will be talking about:

  • Beer Ingredients
  • Pairing Beer with Cheese

 Here’s my plan:

On the 2nd Monday of every month

Two representatives from the featured brewery will share a pair of beers from their brewery. The discussion will revolve around a specific beer ingredient. The brewers will explain how this ingredient was chosen, how it affects the aroma, flavour and mouthfeel of beer, which beer styles it can be found in, and what it adds to this month’s featured beer.

On the 4th Monday of every month

A representative from the feature brewery, a cheese specialist (and/or producer) and I will sample through two the two featured beers paired with a selection of three cheeses. We will mix and match, sampling the different combinations and discuss which pairings work and which don’t work and why. This will provide a deeper exploration of flavour interactions, because it’s always easier to describe flavours in comparison to other flavours. Special attention will be paid to the feature ingredient and what it adds to the pairing.

Join me for this exploration of beer ingredients & pairing beer with cheese!

The Ontario Brewer Podcast will launch with the release of the upcoming Ontario Brewer Podcast on Monday, October 8th. It will feature the beers of Grand River Brewing and the cheeses of Mountainoak Cheese. I’m very excited to dive in to this new season of Ontario Brewer and hope you will enjoy listening to them! You can subscribe to the Ontario Brewer Podcast either on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

Looking for more beer podcasts? My previous podcast series is available in the Audio/Visual section of my website.

I’d like to extend a special thanks to the Dairy Farmers of Canada for joining us this year!

DFC LogoDairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the voice of Canadian dairy producers. DFC is the national policy and promotional organization representing Canada’s 12,746 dairy farms. DFC strives to create stable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry, today and in the future. DFC’s focus is to promote Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk and provide nutrition education on Canadian dairy products. Find out more at: dairyfarmers.ca

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