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Katy Watts
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I love SnapChat and I love following my favourite craft breweries. I've started compiling a directory of breweries, organizations and people who are on SnapChat. Do you have an account?
I love SnapChat! Unlike other social media platforms, SnapChat isn't polished so the results end up being creative, raw, and a real inside look into a person or brand's life. The limited time availability also keeps me coming back to the app to check-in on my friends or favourite brands for new "episodes". For those that don't have SnapChat, or don't understand how to use it (claim, they're "too old" or something) there are many user...
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And so the home brew saga begins. Yeah I know, with a FestaBrew, but at least I'm fermenting something!
My re-entry into home brewing has brought a lot of comments. Mostly jabs from friends teasing me about selling my equipment and having to start from scratch. I get it, I could have saved a lot of time, effort and money if I had kept my old equipment, but that isn't how I do things. Ultimately it was my need to obsess over everything without understanding the process that lead me to give it all up. I still obsess. The mantra, "relax, ...
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I'm really excited about the ceramic bottle re-release! Does anyone else remember buying them at the LCBO?
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company is celebrating their 10th birthday this weekend. The lead up to the birthday party has been nothing more than spectacular starting with the announcement that the owners intended to sell the brewery - to their own employees! If you missed out on some of the fun things that have happened leading up to the celebration, here's the rundown: * May 16, 2016 - Big News Brewing at Beau’s All Natural: C...
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I still have one in my basement somewhere.
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So, what beer got you started into craft beer? Do you have a story? I want to hear it (read it)!
 
Everyone has that one beer that introduced them to the world of craft beer. In this episode of #613BeerCast, I'm joined by Chuck and Brian to talk about what their gateway craft beer were.

http://www.613beer.com/613beercast/episode-17-gateway-craft-beers
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Kichesippi Beer just.celebrated their 6th anniversary! To celebrate, ‪#‎613BeerCast‬ sat down with co-owner Paul Meek to talk beer, breweries and soda!

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This week's podcast is all about homebrewing and homebrew competitions, specifically the National Capital Homebrew Competition (NCHBC). Special thanks to Chuck who stepped in as host to chat with one +Phillip Whelan (event committee member) and +Justin MacNeill (homebrewer extraordinaire).
Chuck (@varxint) takes over the podcast reigns and chats with Phillip Whelan (@phillipwhelan) and Justin MacNeil (@justinmacneill) about the National Capital Homebrew Competition and beer judging. Show Notes: * OMG! Chuck's hosting! Where's Katy? She's writing these show notes.. * These beers were served to Phil and Justin 'blindly' or at least as blindly as we could manage. * What is Beer Judge Certification Progra...
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What are some iconic beers that have shaped Canada's brewing traditions?
Katy (@klwatts) is joined by Brian Papineau (@bryehndotnet) and Allie MacAlister (@alliemackie / http://alliemackie.com/) to talk about the beers that have helped shaped Canada's brewing traditions. Show Notes: * Beer history is my favourite type of history (it requires a high level of participation). * Book Recommendation: Ontario Beer: A Heady History of Brewing from the Great Lakes to the Hudson Bay by Alan McL...
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Crooked Mile Brewery will be opening in Almonte later this year. #613BeerCast had a chance to interview the owners about the brewery, the beers they plan on serving and why they decided to open.

Katy (@klwatts) is joined by Nick and Vicki from Crooked Mile Brewing Company (@crookedmilebeer) and learn what made them start on the journey of opening a brewery. Show Notes: * What is the Reinheitsgebot? * What are some English beer styles? * Book recommendation: Beer for Dummies. * Are you on Untappd? * Felinfoel Ales - Double Dragon. * 'Cloning' is an attempt by a home brewer to remake a commercial ...
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Has anyone tried Brown Van Brewing's new Kolsch?
 
#613BeerCast Episode 15 featuring Paul Braunovan from Brown Van Brewing and Chuck Thibert. We're talked about contract brewing, the brewing community and enjoyed some contract brewed beers while we chatted.

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There are more and more coming to the LCBO. Check out Muskoka's Kirby Kolsch which I believe is in their survival pack at LCBOs/Beer Stores. I've heard it's on point.
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This is amazing! Beau's continues to be incredibly forward thinking and a positive influence on Ontario beer.
Beau’s CEO Steve Beauchesne says he wants to create a succession plan that will leave the company in good hands by selling shares to staff over the next 25 to 30 years
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Last night CRAFT Beer Market Ottawa rolled out the red carpet for their opening party and Ottawa's craft brewers were in attendance and their glasses weren't empty - find out what they were drinking:

http://www.613beer.com/blog/who-who-craft-beer-market
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I like to talk about beer! Join me at 613.beer where I run a weekly beer podcast and blog!
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Blogger, Security Professional, former Retail Logistics Pro
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    Security Guard, 2003 - present
  • IKEA
    Assistant Goodsflow Manager, 2005 - 2011
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    Podcaster / Blogger, 2015 - present
    Who doesn't like to chat about beer? Join me for a weekly podcast where we talk about beer with an Ottawa-spin.
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Cellaring Beer: A Primer
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"Enjoy Fresh!" is often seen on a bottle or can of beer, and for good reason. Most beer is shipped out from the brewery exactly how the brew

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company - Hoptimum Imperial IPA (2014) - Bottles F...
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I have a "bad" habit of collecting IPAs and hoarding them until they're past their prime. I bought this along with a few others at Beer Cult

KATY VS. SASHA: MacKroken Flower Scotch Ale from Le Bilboquet - Ottawa B...
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Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head

FEATURE: An Interview with Hop Farmer, Daniel Sabourin - Ottawa Beer Events
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It's that time of year when fresh hops are being harvested. Most of these hops are dried or pellitized to keep them fragrant and preserved f

FEATURE: An Interview with Drinkvine Founder Ralph Holm - Ottawa Beer Ev...
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Drinkvine is a free website developed by Ralph Holm in January 2010 to help beer, wine and spirit enthusiasts in Ontario track where their f

BEER AWARDS: 2013 Golden Tap Awards - Ottawa Beer Events
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I love it when my favourite breweries win an award; it verifies what I already know - they brew great beer. But what goes into winning an aw

BEER LECTURE: Five Beers Over Canada - Ottawa Beer Events
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Heritage Ottawa is hosting a lecture about Canada's love affair with beer. From the website: This entertaining illustrated lecture will prov

TAP TAKEOVER: Beyond the Pale @ Wellington Gastropub - TAP LIST! - Ottaw...
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Ottawa Beer Events. Festivals, tap takeovers, beer releases and so much more! Home · The Calendar · Archives · Subscribe · « FUN STUFF: OCB

Banfield-Seguin Blog: Bon Appetit Ottawa: Taking a bite out of the blogo...
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As a proud sponsor of Bon Appetit Ottawa since 2006, Banfield-Seguin provides services and resources to promote the event, which helps gener

Sheltered Girl Meets World - The Great Pumpkin Beer Tasting
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Putting glass beer in a glass bowl may look cool but not very practical. This year I've managed to gather over 16 different bottles of pumpk

Sheltered Girl Meets World - Holiday Beer
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Christmas beer! Tis the season where the local LCBO starts packing aisles full of gift packs, glitzed up bottles and souvenir glassware. As

Sheltered Girl Meets World - St. Patrick's Day: Stout Irish Stew
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I've mentioned before that I didn't grow up with a lot of wholesome foods so it shouldn't come as a big surprise that I associate Irish Stew

Sheltered Girl Meets World - Good Things Come in Barrels
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Do you know what a cooper is? I didn't. Before my weekend in Prince Edward County I didn't know that cooper was anything other than a last n

Sheltered Girl Meets World - St. Patrick's Day: Corned Beef Dip
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I adore beer so you might think I would be all over a drinking holiday like St. Patrick's Day but truthfully, I don't get it. It may be cute

Sheltered Girl Meets World - Made: Stale Beer Chocolate Cake
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Decadent chocolate cake made with stale Dark Horse Stout. I really, really love beer but my to-drink collection has gotten out of control. B

Sheltered Girl Meets World - What's In Your Fridge?
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I have a lot of beer and vegetables. One of my secret pleasures is looking inside of other peoples fridges; to me it's more interesting than

Sheltered Girl Meets World - Happy Valentine's Day - #LoveShots
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Years ago when the boyfriend and I first met I worked long, strange hours at my security job and had a sleep schedule that varied from week-

Sheltered Girl Meets World - Red Tape and Brewery Visits
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I lost an important piece of paper so important that I had to drop everything, race to Toronto and navigate my way through Queen's Park to r

Sheltered Girl Meets World - Ottawa Beer Events
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Following the life of Katy Watts as she experiences the world and discovers great beer.

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