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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Here and There

> Greg Nash is at it again.  According to a post he put up on his Hart & Thistle blog, Nash plans to brew up a 'Hop Mess Monster' (a huge Imperial Pale Ale) with a calculated alcohol content of 11% and a 533 IBU count!  Click here to read more here.

>  Greg Clow has posted an interesting news item over at his Canadian Beer News site about a planned collaborative brew that was to take place tomorrow in Vanleek Hill between Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. and Dutch Trappist brewery De Koningshoeven.  Turns out the ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland has disrupted flight plans. 

**There is word of another Ontario brewery looking into a collaboration in the US with a very well known brewery.  Details will follow once they are made available, but let's just say that it will be delicious**

>  The final round of judging for the Ontario Brewing Awards (OBA's) and the OBA's People Choice Awards will take place tonight.  Winners will be announced...actually, I don't even know.  I'll get back to you with that.

Black Oak Brewing Co. has announced (on Bar Towel) that they have just bottled their much talked about 10 Bitter Years and have lots of it for sale at the brewery's retail store.

>  Organizers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week continue to list the participating breweries daily on their Twitter account @VCBW.  Check out their website though for the full listing.

>  I am heading up to Niagara-on-the-Lake next week to check out the new Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program at Niagara College for an update on their progress.  I was talking with two people on the weekend who were accepted and they both can't wait for the fall (when classes commence).  TAPS also features a short article on the program in the Spring issue, written by Bill White.

Heritage Brewing Co. is hosting a launch party for their Maple Bush Lager next Tuesday, the 27th, starting at 5pm.  Head to their Facebook site for more details.

>  And Muskoka Cottage Brewery are also organizing a launch party for next week.  On April 29th (Thursday), Highway 61 will be the place to head to to indulge in the new Pilsner Light. 

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