February Meeting: Avling

Location: Avling Brewery
Date: Monday February 12th, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET

We're exploring more of the GTA this month with a visit to Avling Brewery. Brandon from Avling will be giving us some insight on the mashing process for lagers and mixed fermentations, as well as LoDo (low oxygen) brewing, blending and bottle conditioning. We'll also have a hands-on tasting component of Avling beers...so remember, bring your tasting glass! And homebrew is welcome too of course!

Also be sure to SIGN-UP for structured tastings if you'd like some feedback on your latest brew.

Don't forget to patronize our hosts! Avling offers a wide selection of fine beers to go so don't hesitate to grab some especially if you don't get out to see them as often as you'd like!

Meeting Schedule

  • Social Time / Structured Tasting / Registration: 7:00 PM
  • Club Announcements: ~7:45 PM
  • Presentation: 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Social Time: 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Presentation: LoDo Brewing, Mashing, Blending and Conditioning

Avling is one of Toronto's most innovative craft breweries, incorporating fresh grown produce (from their rooftop garden) to make a huge range of beers from German pilsners to sour mixed fermentations. Join us for a chat with Brandon from Avling where we'll discuss how to manage the mashing process, reduce oxygen content on the hot side and cold side, preserve foam, and even how to handle blending and bottle conditioning of mixed ferm beers.

We'll also be sampling Avling beers as we learn (and, Avling also offers a full kitchen, if you're hungry).

Membership & Guest Attendance

Due to AGCO requirements for serving home-brewed beer under SOP (Special Occasion Permit), club membership is required to attend monthly meetings. However, prospective members are invited to attend their first meeting as a guest to check us out before committing to membership.

Attend once and you’ll want to keep coming back, we promise!

Click here to get on the guest list for free.

PLEASE NOTE (COVID-19)

If you're feeling under the weather, or not well, please do not attend - with COVID still around we just want everyone to be cautious for their own health and the health of others.