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Issue No. 10

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A Note From the Chris’ On the Twelfth Beer of Christmas It’s the time of year where for some, it’s the quiet before the storm. That peaceful gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas where we get leaves raked, boats put in storage and houses fully winterised. Well, that’s what it’s like for some. For our brewers,…

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Issue No. 9

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A Note from the Chris’ Two Families, One Delicious Brew Mireille & Head Brewer Sean at Houblonnierre Lupuline We’ve been talking about hops a lot recently. Some would say too much. However, it’s harvest season and we are in the beer business after all. About nine months before we opened the business, a good friend…

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Issue No. 8

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A Note from the Chris’ Ninety Six Employees but a Team of Thousands How does a business that started with three unpaid river bums get to a point where that team is now 96 employees strong? Damned if we know but that team is in reality actually many thousands strong! James, Chris and I started this adventure…

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Issue No. 7

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A Note from the Chris’ A Tale of Two Chris’ “Really?! It must be really confusing” is something we often hear when people find out that there are not just two Chris’ (I know it should be Chrises but it just looks weird) but two Chris Thompsons. To be honest, we have known each other…

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Issue No. 6

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A Note from the Chris’ Two Different Perspectives on our part of Canada It’s no secret I did not enjoy/appreciate growing up in the Ottawa Valley. I think this is typical of most teenagers in particular, but also people in general. I imagine the majority of those that live in Toronto don’t go to the…

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Issue No. 5

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A Note from the Chris’ It’s Our Birthday and We’ll Play if we want to Sitting around a fire pit in the summer, drinking a new craft beer is where Chris and I do some of our most effective brainstorming. We’ve dreamt up everything from beer recipes to branding opportunities to delivery routes. Some of…

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Issue No. 4

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A Note from the Chris’ Whitewater on our Minds 11 years ago, Wilderness Tours was ramping up for another summer of fun on the Ottawa River while Chris, James and I were unknowingly about to embark on a life changing 4 months. The 3 of us were starting as rookie raft guides having never met and as my namesake…

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Issue No. 3

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A Note from the Chris’ Brewed by Friends March was another month of firsts and by no means are they becoming less exciting for us (and hopefully you guys too!). We were finally able to get the Whistling Paddler and Midnight Stout into cans and just as exciting, it happened on-site at the Lakeside Brewery.…

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Issue No. 2

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A Note from the Chris’ Reminiscing This month was another big month in that we brewed our first batch at the Lakeside location. After a long day that went surprisingly smooth, the other Chris and I sat down to enjoy a pint as we do from time to time, and as we also do from time to time,…

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Issue No.1

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A Note from the Chris’ Friends, Community, and Beer Hey friends, Chris & Chris here. Welcome to our first monthly newsletter/blog. We wanted to put this together to make sure everyone knows of all the fun stuff we have going on at the brewery, as well as to share some awesome beer education and cooking…

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