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History of Schwarzbier Schwarzbier, or “black beer,” refers to a dark lager that originated in Germany. Although it is certainly not the first beer ever brewed, it is quite possibly the oldest continuously brewed beer style in the world. Historically, the term Schwarzbier was likely a generic name attributed to any dark German beer, making...

C’est What’s director of beer studies, Leah, is taking a month off from beer school. In the absence of a lesson, this month we are providing you with a refresher on cask ale. While our own Al’s Cask Ale has been drawn directly from the cask for decades at C’est What, the first cask ale...

What does it mean to be a Canadian craft brewery? Although provincial guidelines vary slightly, craft brewers across Canada follow the same operating principles: Craft breweries are independently owned and operated, where a large beverage company cannot be a controlling shareholder The brewery is small, producing no more than 400,000 hectolitres of beer per year,...

Dan and his kitchen crew have been hard at work creating some new flavours to complement our old favourites. Stilton served with cranberry-onion chutney, multigrain bread is added to the Snacks menu. Cured Rainbow Trout on black kale with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds rounds out our salad offerings. Lighter Fare sees the addition of...

What are Cryo Hops?  Before diving right into the swirling whirlpool of Cryo Hops, let’s first look at how hops are used in brewing.  Hops are one of the 4 essential ingredients in beer, along with water, yeast and barley. Brewers may use either whole cone or pelletized hops, where whole cones are kept intact,...