Ottawa Chapter Events

suds and stats: research and the craft beer industry

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Is Canada in a craft beer revolution?

Brewing is a multi-billion dollar, international industry with a growing number of local breweries that celebrate our local culture and traditions. More than other industries, beer is linked to our Canadian identity (think of Bob and Doug McKenzie) and to our individual identities, as we tell others about who we are with the brands that we choose.

Join us for a fun and informative look at beer and the craft brewing industry. With a behind-the-scenes tour of the beer making process; a lively expert panel to answer questions and share memorable stories; and samples of some great local beers, this event is not to be missed! Dinner and a complementary Lyft home included.



5:30 Doors open, Bar open

5:45 Food is served

6:15 Panel discussion on the craft beer industry 

7:30 Beer tour and socializing



Vimy Brewers

This great local craft brewery is run by two brothers, both former reservists in the Royal Canadian Navy and proud Canadians. During their careers, they visited cities across Canada and noticed one thing in common: the majority of beer served in bars, restaurants and venues across Canada doesn't even come from Canadian companies! They wanted true Canadian beer that celebrated everything great about Canada, so Vimy Brewing Company was born and they began to brew with only the finest ingredients in small batches to produce beer of exceptional quality and taste. 

Brew Donkey Tours

With the craft beer industry blowing up, Brew Donkey Tours shows people everything that the Ottawa market has to offer, and now they'll be sharing their insights with us as well. Plus a few funny stories for sure!

Dr. Matthew Bellamy

Matthew J. Bellamy is an associate professor of history at Carleton University  He specializes in Canadian business, political and economic history. In 2005 Maclean’s magazine named him as one of Carleton’s most popular professors. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Capital Educators’ Award.
And in 2009 he was a finalist in TVO’s “best lecturer” competition. His latest research has taken him into the realm of brewing history. His work on brewing has been recently published in The Walrus, Canada’s History Magazine, Legion Magazine, the CHR and the international journal of Brewery History. He is also a regular contributor to Taps: The Beer Magazine. Professor Bellamy contends that no industry is more revealing about Canadian culture, history and attitudes. He is currently working on a book-length history of the Labatt’s brewery. 

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