For beer-nerds and beer-nerds-in-training, the "School of Bock" is sure to both educate and entertain.
Saturday • 12:00pm
PAIRING BEER & CHEESE 101
A candid chat about pairing beer with cheese, including a tutored tasting, hosted by Canadian Food and Wine Journalist Malcolm Jolley, Toronto-based Sommelier and writer Jamie Drummond, and cheese expert Andrew Laliberte.
Four beer and cheese samples included.
Saturday • 1:15PM
THIS WOMAN'S WORK: CRAFT BEER CAREERS
Panel host Marybeth Mclaughlin (Beau’s Events and Sponsorships Manager) moderates this group of dynamic women from the craft beer industry as they discuss their career paths.
Featuring Erica Campbell (Society of Beer Drinking Ladies, and Territory Manager for Collective Arts Brewing), Alyssa Kwasny (Brewer at Beau’s), Shelley Beirnes (Technical Sales Manager at BSG Canada) and Mandie Murphy (Co-Founder at Left Field Brewery), as they discuss the various paths that led them to the brewing industry, what their day-to-day workload is like, and ruminate on “where they see themselves in five years."
Tasty samples are included in this fun session.
Saturday • 2:30pm
hOW TO START A BREWERY (IN 1 MILLION EASY STEPS)
Dreaming of starting your own brewery someday? Our panel of experts can help.
Featuring Steve Beauchesne and Matthew O’Hara from Beau’s, alongside Garnet Pratt Siddall of Side Launch Brewing, and Matthew Tweedy of Tooth and Nail Brewing Company. Among other topics, this panel will discuss equipment, financing, the first year of production, and choosing beer styles.
Moderated by Gary Nicholas from the Nicholas Brewing Project, this session features tasty samples from each brewery.
Saturday • 3:45pm
SCHOOL OF HOPS: Understanding IPA
Tracing the history of I.P.A. from England to Vankleek Hill, this session for hop-lovers features a panel that includes brewers Brian O’Donnell (Beau’s), Bryce McBain (Halcyon Barrel House), Greg Nash (Unfiltered) and others to be announced. Taste an I.P.A. sample alongside the brewer who created the recipe and learn how different hop additions create a range of flavour profiles.