Posted by DebbieTuesday, June 29th, 2010
Last week, we hosted Savvy Company's first craft beer tasting to celebrate the arrival of summer (a heat wave hit that day...and so did an earthquake!) as well as Ontario Craft Beer Week. With the overwhelming response, we are definitely planning more beer events. To receive an invitation to our August event, email me.
I'm the first to admit that I too like to crack open a cold one on a hot summer's day. Creating a beer tasting required me to I step a little a bit outside of my usual wine world - yet I was totally comfortable that we were on the right track when the event sold out in less than 2 weeks – and there was a long waiting list of people. This shows that Ottawa has a vibrant food and wine following, while there is definitely a community who enjoys their craft beer.
In fact, two of our Savvy Sommeliers – Julie & Doug - are learning the nuances of craft beers in the beer appreciation class that they are currently enrolled in at Ottawa's Algonquin College.
Rave Reviews from our guests…
"Tonight, I'm looking to try pairing beer with food. It's barbecue season & the quality of craft beer has definitely stepped up a level." - Diane
"I came tonight to see the variety of craft brews that are being produced outside of the usual mass-produced beer. I find craft beer has more taste & character & I'm interested in variety." – John
“EXCELLENT EVENT!! A great selection of local craft beers - exactly what we wanted to try out. Chatting with brew company staff was the best part. They provided us lots of info on the beers and events for summer months –all info that is really good to know. Thank you!’ - Monica
“Wanted to say thanks again for having Beau’s at the tasting last night. We had a great response from your guests. My personal thanks to your staff as well for the super help last night. Great event!” – Jen James, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
“A big thank you to you and your staff for last night. Beer drinkers are such a pleasant group aren't they!” – Donna Warner – owner of Heritage Brewing & Scotch Irish Brewing
“It was a great event. I received some great comments on the evening and our beers.!”– Steve Smellie – representatitve of Hockley Valley Brewing Company
Be the first to receive an invitation to our next beer tasting in August