Category: Take it with a Grain of Malt

Category: Take it with a Grain of Malt

Canadian Beer Day


Its October 7th, which means its Canadian Beer Day!   Tip one back and check out the following videos posted on the Beer Canada You Tube channel.  In addition to this year's Canadian Beer Day video, see also videos that provide an overview of the malting and brewing processes, as well as a variety of beer related topics, featuring CMBTC staff members Andrew Nguyen and Aaron Onio. Cheers!!

Canadian Beer Day 2020

The Malting Process

Brewing in a nutshell

Talking malt at the CMBTC

Ales & Lagers

Can’t judge a beer by its colour

Bitterness in beer

Hops dry and wet

Endless opportunities in beer

How to pour a wheat beer

Hazed and Confused


By Andrew Nguyen

In the past, unless you were making a very specific style of beer that was intentionally hazy, like a wit bier, North Americans sought to make their domestic beers crystal clear, a sign of quality. However with the growth in the craft beer market, we are seeing more beer that is intentionally hazy and for a variety of reasons. So why all the fuss about hazy beer? Is my beer supposed to be hazy or is this another marketing ploy?  While beer haze is not harmful to your health, in certain instances it is certainly considered undesirable.  So, let’s get to the bottom of the haze craze and look at both the consumer and brewer side of the equation. Read More...