Yet again our annual Canadian Homebrew Day (CHD) tradition of running Learn2Brew has been cancelled due to COVID-19. But CHD is about much more than just running L2B, and COVID-19 sure won’t stop us! CHD is an opportunity to take a moment out of what has been a hectic 12+ months for all of us an enjoy our hobby and craft. Similar to last year, we’ve organized a virtual brewing session on Zoom:
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Date: Saturday June 5th, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
If you’re free, get a brew going and join us on Zoom to talk all things brewing and some regular old banter. If you’re looking for something to brew, there are a few official Canadian Homebrew Day recipes from our friends at the Canadian Homebrewers Association:
- Catalina Wine Mixer – a Kolsch by the very well known Cory Day
- You may remember that Cory presented about Recipe Formulation at our April 2020 Meeting
- Temperanceville Tropical Stout – a, you guessed it, Tropical Stout by Victor North!
- For those that attended our March club meeting, Victor spoke to us about all things Tropical Stout.
David Chang-Sang, Eric Cousineau, and Colin Green will be hosting the virtual brew session:
- David will be brewing the Tropical Stout
- Eric will be brewing the Kolsch
- Colin will be brewing a Triple IPA and partigyle’d Session IPA
If you are indeed brewing that day, please take some pictures and share it with our community and beyond by tagging GTA Brews and #CanadianHomebrewDay in your posts!
What is your occupation (outside homebrewing)?
Since 2012 I’ve been working for the Ontario Public Service in various policy roles ranging from health research funding, developing Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Project and currently working in animal welfare/cruelty policy. Essentially I support the development of government programs/legislation/regulations. I’m also a father of two young girls (3 and 1) which keeps things busy and exciting on the home front. My 3 year old is becoming quite the brewing apprentice.
What got you into homebrewing?
I got more and more interested in the craft beer scene around 2012/13, and a friend of mine started homebrewing around then. After a few chats and a bit of reading I ordered my first kit and never looked back!
With the hop buy and the Spring 2018 Grain Buy wrapped up, GTA Brews is at it again with two exciting bulk buy opportunities! We’re launching a bulk barrel buy and a pH buffer buy – please see some details on these opportunities below.
Sign Up Open: Thursday June 7th, 2018
Sign Up Close: Thursday June 28th, 2018
Payment Deadline: Thursday July 5th, 2018
Pick-Up Date & Location: TBD
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