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Holiday Gift Guide – 2019

It’s the most wonderful time for a beer!

The early bird gets the best presents! We’ve put together a selection of gift packages that are sure to please the craft beer aficionado on your holiday shopping list. Plus, our extra festive 12 Beers of Christmas is now available, and 12% off from Black Friday through Cyber Monday!


The Stocking Stuffer

Need something small to fill those stockings? This beer and glass combo is fully customizable and the perfect fit to hang over the fireplace. Just choose your beer, and the glass you want to drink it from. All wrapped in a cute little box too!


Santa’s Favourites

Keep your tootsies toasty with Santa’s Favourites. This gift pack includes 6 x 473ml cans (1 of each style) and a pair of festive foot warmers (aka beer-themed Christmas socks).


Elf Sampler

The perfect gift for the person on your list that likes to drink their beer 6oz at a time. 😉 This gift pack includes 4 x 473ml cans (your choice) and a beautiful locally made sample paddle with 4 x 6oz glasses.We even gift wrap for you!


The Yukon Cornelius Special 

Keep your noggin’ warm, and your beer ready to pour with the Yukon Cornelius Special! This package include 1 x 32oz growler of your choice and WBC toque.

Available beer styles include Farmer’s Daughter, Whistling Paddler, Class V, Midnight Stout


Ugly Christmas Sweater

You are sure to be the best-dressed turkey at the company Christmas party in this comfy cotton number. Grab a pint and cozy up to the fire wearing this haute conversation starter.

Cue Bob and Doug McKenzie’s 12 Days of Christmas! white


12 Beers of Christmas

Do you have a beer fan on your list that also likes to keep it festive all December long?! 12 Beers of Christmas is back again with some festive favourites and new jolly brews.


Gift Certificate

Whether you have a foodie, beer lover, or WBC gear fan on your list our gift certificate is sure to please. Gift Certificates can be used in our Bottle Shops or Brew Pubs. Give the gift of local.

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Holiday Gift Guide – 2018

Ho Ho Ho

The gifting season is upon us, and at Whitewater Brewing Co. we want to make sure that your holiday shopping is as stress-free as possible. That’s why we’ve put together this gift guide that has a little something for everyone. These gifts are sure to please the craft beer lover on your list!


The Stocking Stuffer

Need something small to fill those stockings? This beer and glass combo is fully customizable and the perfect fit to hang over the fireplace. Just choose your beer, and the glass you want to drink it from. All wrapped in a cute little box too!

 

 

 

 


Santa’s Favourites

Never worry about rings on your table again!  This gift pack includes 6 x 473ml cans (1 of each style) and a matching 6 pack of cork coasters wrapped in a WBC bag.


Elf Sampler

The perfect gift for the person on your list that likes to drink their beer 6oz at a time. 😉 This gift pack includes 4 x 473ml cans (your choice) and a locally made sample paddle with 4 x 6oz glasses wrapped in a WBC bag.

 

 

 

 


The Yukon Cornelius Special 

Keep your noggin’ toasty, and your beer ready to pour with the Yukon Cornelius Special! This package include 1 x 32oz growler of your choice and WBC toque.

Available beer styles include Farmer’s Daughter, Whistling Paddler, Class V, Midnight Stout

 


Frosty’s Choice

Frosty’s Choice will keep you toasty, stylish, and refreshed this winter! This gift pack includes 1 x 64oz growler of your choice (with deposit) and our WBC Christmas Sweater all wrapped in a WBC bag. After all, it’s the most wonderful time for a beer!

 

 

 


12 Beers of Christmas

The quintessential gift for the person on your list that likes to keep their drinks festive! 12 Beers of Christmas is back again with some new flavours and some old favourites.

 

 


Gift Certificate

Whether you have a foodie, beer aficionado, or WBC gear lover on your list our gift certificate is sure to please. Gift Certificates can be used in our Bottle Shops or Brew Pubs. Give the gift of local.

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Issue No. 20

A Note from Chris

Catch you next month!

Cheers,

Chris Thompson


Brewery News

Brewer’s Dinner – Hunter Edition

It’s that time of the year again – it’s our second annual Hunter Edition Brewer’s Dinner! Last year hunters and wild game lovers sold this special edition Brewer’s Dinner out, so get your tickets while you can. Get your tickets here.


Beer 101

A sour trend.

By Head Brewer Sean

In the USA, beer has been drifting into many interesting directions over the past ten years. Sours, in particular, have been increasing in popularity. We are starting to see this trend in Canada now. With a lot of new sours hitting the shelves I figured we should talk about them a little and see where WBC stands.

To make a sour beer, you introduce bacteria during the brewing process. There are many different strains of bacteria used but to keep things simple we will talk about lactobacillus. Lactobacillus is a ubiquitous bacteria found on foods and grain. It is one of the main reasons we are so careful about infections at the brewery. This bacterium is on all of our malted grain. For this reason, we try to keep the malt as far away from our cellar as possible. Despite the necessary precautions, adding this bacteria back into the fold is worth the risk.

There are two ways of creating sour beer. One is pitching “lacto” into a tank or barrel and allowing the souring to take place naturally. The other is what’s called “kettle souring”. Kettle souring is a much faster and more controlled way to create a sour beer. You essentially pitch the “lacto” before boiling the wort, and it sours overnight. The pitching lacto can take months, if not a year, to get the souring results. Therefore, kettle souring is a more commonly used technique with smaller breweries.

Once a sour base beer is brewed, the flavour options are endless. Brewers can add fruit or teas, and even dry hop to get that IPA aroma and flavour. The possibilities are endless. There are many examples of these styles at the LCBO and on bar shelves right now.

I have a question for you, do you like sour beers? Have you tried any before? If so, what styles do you enjoy most? What’s your favourite flavour? I would love to hear your thoughts and what you do and don’t like.

That’s all for today. Until next time and CHEERS!


Cooking with Beer

Roasted Butternut Squash Beer Soup

By Chef Paddy
Best Paired with Whistling Paddler

Ingredients

3 butternut squash
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
500 ml milk
800 ml liquid – chicken stock, vegetable stock or water
200 ml Whistling Paddler beer
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
125 ml heavy cream
3 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
1 tsp truffle oil
1 tbsp olive oil
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
2 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped (or 1/2 tsp dried)

Directions

  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. (Seeds can be reserved and toasted off with oil and salt to use as a garnish for the soup if desired.)
  2. Drizzle the flesh side of the squash with olive oil and salt and pepper. Place face down on a lined baking sheet and roasted at 375 for 30 minutes until nice and soft.
  3. Let cool, then scoop out flesh into a soup pot. Add diced onion, garlic, milk, the liquid of choice, beer, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Blend with an immersion blender or food processor until smooth.
  6. Stir in heavy cream, parmesan, truffle oil, olive oil, rosemary, thyme.
  7. Adjust any seasoning or thickness as preferred.
  8. Serve topped with crumbled goat cheese and toasted squash seeds if desired.
  9. Enjoy with fresh bread and a Whistling Paddler English Style Ale.
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Holiday Gift Guide

Ho Ho Ho

The gifting season is upon us, and at Whitewater Brewing Co. we want to make sure that your holiday shopping is as stress-free as possible. That’s why we’ve put together this gift guide that includes a variety of gift packs made special for the holidays. These gifts are sure to please the craft beer lover on your list!


The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer(s)

Whether it is one beer or six they fit perfectly in a stocking – trust us, we tried! Choose from one of our 6 regulars or see what seasonals we have in stock!

 


Santa’s Favourites

Never worry about rings on your table again!  This gift pack includes 6 x 473ml cans (1 of each style) and a matching 6 pack of cork coasters wrapped in a WBC bag.

 


Elf Sampler

The perfect gift for the person on your list that likes to drink their beer 6oz at a time. 😉 This gift pack includes 4 x 473ml cans (your choice) and a locally made sample paddle with 4 x 6oz glasses wrapped in a WBC bag.

 


Frosty’s Choice

Frosty’s Choice will keep you toasty, and refreshed this winter! This gift pack includes 1 x 64oz growler of your choice (with deposit), a WBC scarf, 1 x glass of your choice, wrapped in a WBC bag.

 


12 Beers of Christmas

The quintessential gift for the person on your list that likes to keep their drinks festive! 12 Beers of Christmas is back again with some new flavours and some old favourites.

 


Gift Certificate

Whether you have a foodie, beer aficionado, or WBC gear lover on your list our gift certificate is sure to please. Gift Certificates can be used in our Bottle Shops or Brew Pubs. Give the gift of local.