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December 4 – Evening with a Brewer – Holiday Beers Demystified

When: Dec 4 – 7:30 pm

Where: The Rhino Bar and Grill, 1249 Queen St W, Toronto

Part evening with a brewer, and part beer appreciation and education. We will be hosting an interactive session featuring the best beers of the holiday season.

The evening will include:

– Festive beer tutored tasting with BJCP judges and brewers

– Tasting notes with individual beer breakdown

– Historical notes and brewing tips

– Food pairings

– Serving suggestions

– A few surprises

Impress your guests this holiday season with your impressive knowledge of these complex and sometimes intimidating beers. Find the perfect pairing for your holiday feast, and lead your own tasting session!

EWB – Seasonal – Dec 4

Brew Talk Online – Live at the GCHC

Missed the GCHC? Catch up with a podcast that was recorded love from the event.


Brewtalk Online – Live from the GCHC –



Experimental Brewing – Ian Johnson Review

Past President,  and technical brewer Ian gets in touch with his creative side.

“Hi everyone,

I have read Experimental Homebrewing: Mad Science in the Pursuit of Great Beer by Drew Beecham and Denny Conn, Voyageur Press, 2014.  I thought it was very good so I want to let members know.  Here is my brief synopsis of it. ”

Click the link below for the full review

CABA book review: Experimental Brewing

CABA 2014 AGM and Bus Tour – Saturday Nov 15 – 10am to 6pm

The big homebrewers bus is on the road once again.

It’s a Magical Mystery Tour of beer, brewing and a great time.

Start and Finish at the Rhino Bar and Grill

1249 Queen St W Toronto

The trail East of Toronto will take us to:

Included in the day: Bus tour to the breweries, lunch with a pint, samples at each of the breweries, brewing prizes, demonstrations and professional tips from the brewers, lots of conversation about beer and brewing. Make some new friends and visit some you haven’t seen for a while. It’s a great day jam packed with fun and information, a really awesome time.

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GCHC Competition – Deadline May 22 2014

The Great Canadian Homebrew Competition is Back

Get your best beers together and enter them to win prizes, medals and the admiration of your brewing peers.

 Get your not-so-best beers and enter those as well for evaluation and feedback from BJCP certified judges.

The competition is being sponsored by the good folks at

Black Oak Brewing and Beer Grains Supply

Update! Best of Show Pro-Am Brew Prize: And just to prove how great the people at Beau’s brewery are, and how nice they are to us, Beau’s will once again be brewing the Best of Show beer in large scale to the brewery in Vanleek Hill.

Update! Brewer of the Year: The GCHC Competition is now part of the Canadian Brewer of the Year circuit. Your standings in the GCHC will contribute to the national BOTY ranking.

Please see the PDF for details, instructions and contact information.

Thanks for your support and Good Luck!



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