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- Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Learn 2 Brew at Amsterdam Brewery - Saturday, November 3rd

News release from the Southern Ontario Brewers:

Across North America, the first Saturday of November is recognized as "Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day", and the Southern Ontario Brewers recognize the date by hosting a Learn2Brew event. In cooperation with Amsterdam Brewing, the Southern Ontario Brewers invite you to spend a day learning about homebrewing on Saturday 3.November 2012 at 45 Esandar Drive, in Toronto. This group of homebrewers will be demonstrating a range of homebrewing techniques and equipment from single-vessel systems through larger 3-vessel breweries. The group consists of novice homebrewers through professional brewers.

"Homebrewers are proud of our craft, and usually take any opportunity we can get to show it off." explained Jason Stranak, one of the event organizers. "We hope to attract members of the public with an interest in craft beer, homebrewing or anyone who enjoys tasting and learning about hand-crafted full-flavoured beer. We are inviting the public to come out to view the beer brewing demonstrations and learn about the hobby and ask questions about the brewing process"."

Amateur brewers will be setting up their mash tuns, kettles and assorted gear and attendees can expect that there will be at least 10 brewing stations on site brewing a variety of ales and lagers during the demonstration using malted barley, hops, yeast and water.

Jamie Mistry, brewmaster at the Amsterdam Brewery has been generous in hosting this annual event for the fourth year running. The Amsterdam Brewery will also be open for the event, with public tours of the new Leaside brewery location, and Amsterdam beers will be available to sample.

Date: Saturday, 3.November 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Amsterdam Brewery, 45 Esander Drive, Toronto

For further information, media may contact:
Jason Stranak, Southern Ontario Brewers

The Southern Ontario Brewers are a group of amateur homebrewers from the GTA (and beyond) who love to share their passion for homebrewing. SOB is an informal association of amateur brewers who share brewing knowedge and stage the occasional gathering to brew together and perhaps share our beers. - The SOB mandate is to be inclusive, not elitist. We hope to have a little fun, and perhaps break some of the rules along the way.


- Thursday, October 4, 2012

All-Grain Kit Bonanza!

With over 30 malts on the way and more hop varieties arriving weekly. We want Canadian homebrewers to display what we do best... Beer! If you have an award-winning recipe, you'll have the chance to shine and share and make it available to your friends, family, and all other homebrewers across Canada.

This will be an on-going feature, check back often to see if we have started stocking the ingredients needed for your recipe. Please only submit recipes we carry the ingredients for.

Send us:

- Name of Beer
- Who You Are
- The Recipe
- Any Special Notes or Steps in the Process
- Awards Won with this Recipe (If applicable)
- Your address

In return, this is what we are going to do:

- Make a Kit with the Name Submitted
- Ensure credit is Given to You
- Send you that kit all packaged up free of charge, even shipping
- Make you an internet superstar (no seriously, you can show all your friends)
- Provide the link to your product for you to review

Email Your Recipe Here

Terms and Conditions - By submitting your recipe you are agreeing to have it published! If we use your recipe you will have your own page and listing dedicated to you. Proudly promote your link and boast to people about your published recipe. WARNING: people across Canada will be drinking your beer! Full credit will be given to you on your webpage. If we publish your brew we are going to send you one all packaged up on us!

Here's what ingredients we'll be working with to start. Please check back often as the number of options are sure to grow.

Malts HopsYeast
Abbey Malt
Acidulated Malt
Black Malt
Bohemian Pilsner
Carafa III Special
Caramunich I
Caramunich II
Caramunich III
Crystal 40L
Crystal 80L
Maris Otter
Munich (Light)
Munich (Dark)
Pale Ale
Roasted Barley
Rye Malt
Smoked Malt
Toasted Barley Flakes
Toasted Wheat Flakes
Wheat Malt

Centennial Type
Hallertauer Tradition
Mt. Hood
Nelson Sauvin
Northern Brewer
Spalt Select
Styrian Golding
T-58 Safbrew
S04 Ale
US-05 Ale
S-23 Saflager
WB-06 Weizen
W34-70 Lager