Saturday, December 24, 2011

A GUINNESS Christmas.......


Holiday Cheers!

Happy Holidays to all our fans,  
from all of us at Beerattitude!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

How Is Beer Made?

                       Dan Kahn Brewmaster at Buckbean Brewing Company
                       walks us through the basics of brewing beer.


For more info visit: Buckbean Brewing Co.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mill Street Brew Pub

Mill Street Brew Pub gears up for the Jan 20th, 2012 Grand Opening of their newest location in Ottawa, ON. Mill St. Brew Pub opened in October 2006 in Toronto's Historic Distillery District in the original Gooderham and Worts tankhouse that housed the original Brewery from late 2002. Mill Street Brewery is East Toronto's first commercial brewery to open in more than 100 years, producing handcrafted beers and ales in the historic Corktown area of the city. Mill Street's 6,000-sq.-ft. space in Toronto includes an open-concept brewery, sampling bar, retail store and event space.

Brewmaster Joel Manning provides this short video interview on the progress of the brew pub as their deadline closes in.


Mill Street Beers:

Tankhouse Pale Ale, 5.2% alc./vol.

Like traditional pale ales, Tankhouse Ale has a deep copper-red colour. We use five different malts to produce a complex malty texture. The most dominant character of our Pale Ale is the hop. The spicy Cascades is used to give an assertive hop flavour, aroma and bitterness to our ale. The result is a satisfying and complex-tasting beer. Our brewmaster developed this recipe 20 years ago and it has remained his favorite drink of choice.
Tasting Notes: Orange-tinged dark amber; aroma shows rich fruity hoppiness (cherry, plum), plus woody notes, and lightly smokey crystal malts.
Suggested food pairing: mussels, fish & chips, curried dishes.

Original Organic Lager, 4.2% alc./vol.

This 100% all natural certified Organic Lager is Ontario’s first organic lager, and contains no pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Brewed with imported malt and hops, this 4.2% European-style pilsner offers a light, crisp and refreshing flavour, with a clean finish.
Tasting Notes: Light, golden colour, light floral hop aroma, pleasant malty/biscuit taste with a well-balanced finish. Very clean, with no aftertaste.
Suggested food pairing: seafood, light pasta, chicken, light vegetable dishes, cheese and fruit.

Stock Ale, 5% alc./vol.

A golden export-style ale made from only malt and hops, no fillers or adjuncts. A brillant golden colour gives a “sparkling” appearance as the gas escapes from the glass. The natural sweetness of the malt is perfectly balanced by the bitterness derived from the hops. This beer represents the way blonde ales were made 100 years ago.
Tasting Notes: A golden brilliantly clear ale, light dusting of hops in the nose, light malt flavour in perfect balance with hop bitterness.
Suggested food pairing: Grilled meat, spicy south western-style dishes.

Balzac’s Coffee Porter, 5.5% alc./vol.

Our porter is rich and robust, dark brown in colour with a dark roasted coffee nose, imparting an intense coffee flavour with notes of chocolate. Made with beans supplied by the Distillery District’s Balzac's Coffee, this porter offers a rich, full and unique flavour. Currently, there are no other coffee-flavoured beers in the Ontario market.
Tasting Notes: Dark brown with light brown head. Nice earthy hop finish. Roasted aroma. Very chocolaty.
Suggested Food Pairing: comfort food, stews, roasted meats, oysters and pub fare.


Mill Street Organic Helles Bock, 7.0% alc./vol.

A pale (Helles in German, orange colour), strong German lager brewed with 100% Organic malt and hops. A great big white head gives way to a sweet maltly note which is quickly followed by the aroma of alcohol. A rich malty flavour with hints of current and oranges is found on the first sip. The hops have a gentle bitterness to balance the malt. The alcohol is not a dominate flavour, but you certainly feel it after a glass or two.

Cobblestone Stout 4.2% alc./vol. (Draught Only)

We produce a traditional styled Irish Stout that is served using beer gas to produce that familiar creamy pore. This is the same system that draft Guinness uses. Our black stout has a roasted malt flavour and a hint of toasted walnuts and chocolate in the finish. Select imported hops are used to dry out the finish of this ale.

Mill Street Pilsner.4.8% alc./vol.

Our organic continental lager has a deep golden hue, a giant rocky white head with a malty sweet nose. The first taste is sweet but leads quickly to a dry hoppy bitter finish. In the German style, Mill Street Pilsner finishes dry and is an excellent accompaniment to food or an excellent thirst quencher on its own.

Mill St Wit Beer 5% alc./vol.

Mill St Belgian style Wit is a refreshing beer made with a unique blend of ingredients. The soft texture and pale colour comes from the use of wheat. Coriander, orange peel and our special yeast produce the complexity and depth of fruity flavours contained within the glass. This beer is unfiltered. The resulting cloudiness gave rise to the term Wit, or White beer.

Mill St Fruit Beer, 5%alc./Vol

Mill St Fruit Beer is made from a blend of raspberries and a pale beer. This allows the wonderful flavour of the cherries to dominate the taste and aroma with the beer underpinning the natural sweetness of the fruit. The red colour comes entirely from the fruit.

Mill St. Extra Special Bitter (ESB), 4.6% alc./vol

Bitters have been the common drink in English pubs for decades. Mill St ESB uses only traditional ingredients, Marris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England. With light malt and hops in the nose, this copper coloured ale gives rise to a malty body with hints of chocolate and black currents. The hoppiness is always present but never out of balance in this style.

Mill St India Pale Ale (IPA), 6.1% alc./vol

True IPA's were high in both alcohol and hops to survive the long hot voyage from Britain to India. This makes it a big and flavour beer style. Our version is no exception. Traditional English malts and hops are used to give this copper brew a big flavour. This beer has a slightly roasted note with a strong hop bitterness and flavour.