CAPITAL PINT: Seasonal suds brewing this autumn


This article originally appeared in the October 2014 print edition of Ottawa Magazine.

Sweater season is here. This means not only a wardrobe transition but also a shift in what you’ll find on tap. This past summer was dominated by craft breweries releasing session ales, which are lighter beers that are full of flavour but pack less alcohol punch, making them more palatable (not to mention safer to down an armful of bottles under the hot summer sun). By contrast, this fall were are seeing more and more options that are richer and more full-bodied than their summertime siblings. Here, a look at what the locals are brewing this autumn.

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BEER: It’s what’s for dinner!

This article is part of the Ottawa Magazine 2014 Eating & Drinking Guide,  on newsstands now until Spring 2015.


It’s time to give beer centre stage on your dining table. Instead of grabbing something from the Vintages section tonight, wander over a few aisles to see what’s brewing. The beer section at the LCBO features creative styles packaged with sharing in mind. Here, a primer on great sharing bottles to get your evening started right.

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