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Do you have a beer cellar? If not, here's a detailed guide on how to start your own with some examples to start you off.
"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 brewer intends it to be consumed and most of that beer certainly does not improve with Father Time's assistance. Some beer however, when allowed time to mature can develop beautiful new flavours and aromas that make waiting to open them a real treat. "The Rules" "The Rules" are more like "The Guid...
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Sure, we should be happy that we now have the opportunity to buy beer in a grocery store - but when can we talk about the buying experience and changing it?
It’s been several months now since the news came that Ontario would be allowing beer sales in grocery stores. Unlike many of our provincial neighbours, this was one privilege we had yet to experience. When I first heard about this development I was quite excited. You see, I’m one of the many pedestrians in this city. I don’t drive at all. So the idea of more places to buy beer was highly appealing to me. I was disappointed, howe...
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I'm excited to hit the publish button post number two. Shortly after Whiprsnapr Brewing Company's first anniversary I interviewed Ian McMartin about what year one was like and what the focus of year two would be.

http://www.613beer.com/blog/2015/11/9/whiprsnapr-year-one-review
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Bringing beer to a wine show - why more breweries are trying to woo wine drinkers at the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival.

http://www.613beer.com/blog/2015/11/2/bringing-beer-to-the-ottawa-wine-and-food-festival
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I'm on a work bender and La Formidable under the B-Side Brewing Label is the cure.

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A new brewery has opened in Carleton Place and you may have tried it before under a different name. Stalwart Brewing Company opened their doors shedding their former name (Stock Pot Brewing) and location (kitchen of The Wellington Gastropub). Kegs and cans are starting to appear in pubs and restos across Ottawa and Brian Papineau has a run down of their three core beers (if you've forgotten):

http://www.613beer.com/blog/stalwart-of-craft-beer
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Ottawa breweries are expanding beyond their retail counter to the LCBO to make it easier for locals and the province to buy their beer. In his first feature for 613.Beer, Brian from bryehn.net, reviews 6 local offerings now on LCBO shelves:

http://www.613beer.com/blog//the-lcbo-613-pack
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While the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival might not be where you'll find beer (it does have wine in the name), there were lots of breweries on site ready to pour wine lovers a sample and tell them more about their products.

http://www.613beer.com/blog/2015/11/2/bringing-beer-to-the-ottawa-wine-and-food-festival
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Anyone on SnapChat? Follow me! Let's do some BeerSnaps.
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Will flying to NYC cause me to not bring home as many beer treats as I did when I drove? Oh well, at least I have a bit of a stash to enjoy before I have to decide.

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#AdventBeers  Day Seventeen! #BottlesFromAbove

No, I didn't have it for breakfast - I was just really excited to open it.

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Blogger, Security Professional, former Retail Logistics Pro
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  • Sheltered Girl Meets World
    Blogger, 2010 - present
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    Security Guard, 2003 - present
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Beer fan; wannabe world traveler; slave to work.
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    Business Administration, 2000 - 2004
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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

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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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