Who's Who at the Opening of Craft Beer Market

Who's Who at the Opening of Craft Beer Market

After months of red tape and construction, Lansdowne's Craft Beer Market had its Grand Opening Party fit with a cask tapped by Mayor Jim Watson. Brewers and beer enthusiasts were out to celebrate the over 100 taps of beer, the majority being local offerings. Here are some of the people I ran into and what they had in their glass.

Chris and David Howard from Whiprsnapr Brewing Company

Chris and David Howard from Whiprsnapr Brewing Company

Who are you?

Chris and David Howard from Whiprsnapr Brewing Company.

What's in your glass?

Bodacious Blueberry Blonde Ale from Broadhead Brewing Company (Chris) and Hawaiian Style Pale Ale from Spearhead Brewing Company (Dave).

What do you think of Craft Beer Market?

I absolutely love it - I love the variety, the openness that they have in allowing mostly craft beer and selling local beer that everyone wants so badly in the city.

Steve Beauchesne from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company.

Steve Beauchesne from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company.

Who are you?

Steve Beauchesne from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company.

What's in your glass?

I'm drinking the Dominion City Black IPA.

What do you think of Craft Beer Market?

I think its pretty awesome! A lot of beer, a lot of space and it's going to be a very cool edition to the Ottawa scene.

John vanDyk from  Covered Bridge Brewing Company.

John vanDyk from  Covered Bridge Brewing Company.

Who are you?

John vanDyk from  Covered Bridge Brewing Company.

What's in your glass?

Red Racer ISA.

What do you think of Craft Beer Market?

Awesome!

Andy Nita from the Nita Beer Company.

Andy Nita from the Nita Beer Company.

Who are you?

I'm Andy Nita from the Nita Beer Company.

What's in your glass?

I am drinking the Mullet from Beyond the Pale.

What do you think of Craft Beer Market?

It is quite the spectacle.

Adam Newlands from Stalwart Brewing Company

Adam Newlands from Stalwart Brewing Company

Who are you?

Adam Newlands from Stalwart Brewing Company.

What's in your glass?

I am shamelessly drinking Dr. Feelgood from Stalwart Brewing Company.

What do you think of Craft Beer Market?

Awesome selection, great space - it's going to be a great spot!

Nicolas Malboeuf and I'm with Tuque de Broue.

Nicolas Malboeuf and I'm with Tuque de Broue.

Who are you?

My name is Nicolas Malboeuf and I'm with Tuque de Broue.

What's in your glass?

It's Tuque Dorée. It's the first time I had it here and it's cold and fresh!

What do you think of Craft Beer Market?

Honestly, I give it an A+. We had the mayor here earlier.. I think all of the beers are showing well and it's a pride to have a place like this show every little guy, even me, well. I like it!

Laura and Fariborz Behzadi from Bicycle Craft Brewery

Laura and Fariborz Behzadi from Bicycle Craft Brewery

Who are you?

Laura and Fariborz Behzadi from Bicycle Craft Brewery.

What's in your glass?

I'm drinking Red Racer IPA (Laura). I'm drinking Two Flags IPA (Fariborz).

What do you think of Craft Beer Market?

I love it! It's a great place to bring the beer community together and those that are new to the beer community (Laura). It's like a playground for beer enthusiasts (Fariborz).

Who are you?

My name is Jantine Van Kregten and I'm the Director of Communications for Ottawa Tourism. My name is Chris St Jacques, my nickname is Jerry - I mostly go by that.

What's in your glass?

Kichesippi 1855! (Jantine) I'm drinking a Smashbomb Atomic IPA (Jerry).

What do you think of Craft Beer Market?

I think it's an amazing addition to the Lansdowne Park neighborhood - welcome to the neighborhood! (Jantine) I love it! Any restaurant that's going to have beers from over a 100 places I am all in! (Jerry)

The Ceramic Bottle - Celebrating 10 Years of Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

The Ceramic Bottle - Celebrating 10 Years of Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!