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Issue 192

March 2019

Beer/Cider Of The Month | The Good Tap | Tap Feature | Trivia Night XI | Leah's Beer School | Featured Shows | Contest

 

Beer/Cider Of The Month

Lunch Money

4.8%, 18 IBU, Collective Arts Brewing

Lunch Money is a straight-up, easy drinking ale brewed exclusively with German Magnum and Centennial hops to fuel inspiration and creativity. Remarkably crisp, refreshing and well balanced, Lunch Money delivers all the quality, taste and authenticity of a well-crafted beer.

 

Shiny Apple Plum Cider

7.0%, Small Talk Vineyards

A true local brew, this cider was made exclusively with Ontario apples and Ontario golden plums. Naturally vegan and gluten-free, it pours a beautiful golden autumn colour, with a mid-level sweetness and a crisp, dry finish.

 

A Buck-A-Beer For The Better: The Good Tap

Keefe's Irish Stout

4.8% 28 IBU, Granite Brewery

The Good Tap is a monthly rotating tap feature curated by the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies. This month, the Ladies bring us Keefe’s Irish Stout, an all female collaboration brew that is malt-forward with notes of chocolate, coffee, and a dry, roasted finish.

Donations of $1 for every pint and $0.50 from every half pint will go directly to the Ladies charity of choice, the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

 

Tap Feature: Collective Arts Rotating Tap

This month, we’re excited to feature four delectable double IPAs from Collective Arts. Every week we’ll showcase a new DIPA, kicking off on March first with Twin Sails, followed by IPA #8, Surround Sound and Radio The Mothership

 

Trivia Night XI

The "X" Factor

Wednesday March 20, 8:00 PM, Free Admission

We will be heading back to the future, the eighties, where Generation “X” was shaped for our March trivia night. A decade that transitioned from punk rock to hairspray and shoulder pads and from Trudeau to Mulroney is sure to be rich in trivial challenges.

 

Leah's Beer School

Lesson 5: Battle Of The IPAs - East vs. West

In the mid 2000s, brewers became obsessed with making the most bitter and palate crushing IPAs possible. This style of American IPA, or West Coast IPA, is a hoppy beer that primarily showcases hop flavours and bitterness. The East Coast IPA was created in part to offer a softly bitter, more palatable alternative to its West Coast contemporary. 

Born in Vermont, the New England IPA began as a series of ongoing experiments between John Kimmich and Greg Noonan in the mid 90s. In 2003, Kimmich opened the Alchemist Pub and created Heady Topper, considered by most to be the original New England IPA. With humble beginnings as a regional brew, this style of beer is now recognized by the Brewers Association as a version of American IPA called “Juicy or Hazy IPA”.  According to official guidelines, fruit-forward hop flavours and aromas dominate, with a relatively low perceived bitterness and a cloudy or hazy appearance. 

The interplay of hops and yeast gives the New England IPA its so-called juiciness. With increased demand for juicy and hazy IPAs, hop breeding programs started experimenting with flavours like mango, papaya, guava and pineapple. Vermont Ale yeasts are also a key element to this brew, providing a less attenuative “estery” alternative to cleaner, more traditional ale yeasts used in West Coast IPAs. These Vermont ale yeasts used in New England IPAs give off juicy esters of citrus, tropical and stone fruits, imparting a touch of sweetness and a signature haze. 

As the battle between East Coast and West Coast IPAs continues, we ultimately benefit with an increased selection of great craft brews. So really, why choose between East and West when you can have it all and double your fun.

 

Featured Shows

Julia Tynes Band

Saturday March 16, 9 PM, Pay What You Can

Julia Tynes is a Nova Scotia born singer-songwriter with African and European roots. Super sweet and down-to-earth, but powerful and sassy too, Julia performs soulful R&B inspired pop tunes with a throwback 90s vibe. 

Come see her band during a three-month residency at C’est What on the second Saturday of each month beginning March 16th.

 

Gold Complex

Friday March 22, 9:00 PM, Pay What You Can

Toronto’s dynamic 8-piece band Gold Complex fuses classic soul with pop and R&B to create a fresh sound that is all their own. Described by CBC Radio Canada as "smooth, catchy and sexy,” Gold Complex features a full horn section and slick three-part vocal harmonies. Check out their new EP “New Soul” or better yet, catch the live show.

 

Ballet Giveaway

Enter to win an unforgettable night at the ballet. Eifman Ballet presents the emotionally gripping production: Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA at the Sony Centre, May 9-11. The prize package includes a pair of premium tickets to Eifman Ballet, a one-night hotel stay at the Radisson Admiral Toronto-Harbourfront, PLUS a backstage meet-and-greet with artists from Eifman Ballet.

Starting March 6 you can unlock the opportunity to win using the code ‘CESTWHAT’ at showoneproductions.ca/eifmancontest and you will also be entered to win an $80 gift card to C’est What.

 

 

 

  

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