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Otago Daily Times

Posted October 15, 2013 | 2:11 pm, by Mirella

Beer appreciation specialist Canadian Mirella Amato will discuss one of her favourite topics at a science communication festival in Dunedin later this month. Ms Amato, of Toronto, will talk about the science of beer during the three-day ScienceTeller Festival, which runs from October 25-27…


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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 […]


It’s not the same when there is no brewery…

Posted June 13, 2012 | 3:57 pm, by Mirella

I’m off to do some consulting for a new Ontario craft brewery today. The brewery is called Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. and it’s in Thunder Bay. I’m very excited to visit a new brewery and no matter how many breweries I’ve seen, I never get tired of brewery visits. Every brewery is different, every brewer is different and, as a result, every beer lineup is different. In the world of brewing, few things are more exciting than tasting a new […]


Let’s celebrate St. Brigid’s Day!

Posted February 1, 2012 | 10:00 am, by Mirella

Are you looking for an excuse to break your post-holiday, guilt-driven “drinking break”? Do you need an excuse to get off the couch and out to the pub this evening? Well, guess what? It’s St. Brigid of Kildare’s Day!… Let’s all head out to the pub and CELEBRATE! Right now, some of you might be wondering who St. Brigid of Kildare was. Well, like St. Patrick (who we celebrate at the pub every year) she is one of the patron […]


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The Canadian Cream Ale Puzzle

Posted September 13, 2011 | 1:43 am, by nadine

The cream ale is a defined historical style of beer. A cursory research on its character will point to a golden-coloured, light-flavoured, malty and refreshing ale. Historical notes will explain that ale breweries in the U.S. developed cream ales sometime in the 19th century in order to compete with the increasing popularity of lagers. The cream ale style is still quite popular in North America. Perhaps the best-known Canadian example is Sleeman Cream Ale, whose recipe can actually be traced […]


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Let it Flow

Posted September 12, 2011 | 11:56 pm, by nadine

As the snow begins to melt after a long winter and the days become warmer, sap begins to flow from the Canadian sugar maple. It is sugar-season in Canada! Sap isn’t the only maple product flowing in Ontario this spring. For a few years now, three Ontario Craft Brewers have been releasing maple beers to celebrate the thaw…    A quirky little adjunct Canada produces 83% of the world’s maple syrup. This quintessentially Canadian ingredient is used to flavour a […]


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