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Queen of Craft 2019

March 29 @ 18:00 - 23:00

Let’s shrug the winter blues away this March with community, learning and beer!  Please note that we are hosting double sessions each Friday, so make sure you purchase the ticket for your ideal time slot. Whether you are brand new to beer, or a “saison-ed” expert, you will learn and have a wonderful time in a positive, inclusive environment. Both venues are accessible.

NOTE: the date you purchase tickets for might not match with the date printed on your ticket. Don’t worry- we have your name filed under the session you’ve requested!

Session #1: March 1st /Early Bird 6-8pm or Nighthawk 9-11pm/Wellington Brewery

The Great Race

Exploring every step of the life of a beer, from early beginnings as a wee grain of malted barley, to the final product coming off of the canning line, your team will be challenged with fun, engaging activities along the way. You can expect blind tastings, skill testing questions, clue-hunting and so much more!  For those of you coming solo, we will ensure your position on friendly team of fellow beer-lovers. Both beer nerd and total newbie appropriate. All will learn and have a blast!

Session #2: March 8th/Early Bird 6-8pm or Nighthawk 9-11pm/10C (42 Carden)

Mastering Malts

Welcome to the Soul of Beer. We will examine the formulation of a grain bill, the transition from barley to malt, alternative grains and agricultural practices.  A hands-on experience, you will experiment with different grains to figure out what their benefits are including aroma, taste and appearance in beer. Get ready to geek out with our roasty little friends!

Session #3: March 15th/Early Bird 6-8pm or Nighthawk 9-11pm/10C (42 Carden)

Beer & Cheese PLUS

Beer and cheese are a match made in heaven, we all know that by now!  Let’s expand our knowledge of fermented foods by travelling back in time to the days of the traditional farmhouse kitchen. We will explore all things fermented (cheeses, sourdough, and veggies) paired with unique Ontario craft brews.

Session #4: March 22nd/Early Bird 6-8pm or Nighthawk 9-11pm/10C (42 Carden)

Return to the Roundtable

Delving into current and cutting edge topics in the craft beer industry, expect to be challenged, motivated and inspired by this eclectic group of presenters.  Diversity, Mindfulness, Controversy and more, with an offering of a variety of incredible brews with which to absorb all the information.

All-in-Pass: Session #1-4: March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd/Early Bird 6-8pm or Nighthawk 9-11pm

Please note the all-in-pass includes March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. Tickets to session #5 should be purchased separately. Session 1 is at Wellington Brewery, 950 Woodlawn Rd W, Sessions 2, 3, 4 are all at 10C Shared Space, 42 Carden St.

*SPECIAL BREW that YOU can participate in*

Wellington Brewery and Queen of Craft will be hosting a special collaboration brew with members of the community specifically for Queen of Craft sessions but also sold in the Welly retail store.  This brew is in honour of survivors of abuse as well as allies who support those affected.  Participants will be required to check phones at the door and we ask that there is no social media pictures around this event in order to respect the privacy of all.  The brew will happen on Sunday, January 27th and we will be scheduling folks into a two hour time slot so you will be able to help out with one or two steps in the brewing process.  Please email karyn@wellingtonbrewery.ca if you are interested in participating for a view of the schedule.

COMING SOON! Stay tuned to our social media for announcements about our final and most elaborate Queen of Craft event yet, happening March 29th – hint: it is called GLOB (Gorgeous Ladies of Beer)! Tickets will go on sale mid-February.

As per QoC mandate, all profits from this series of events as will be donated to Guelph Wellington Women-In-Crisis, as well as a small donation from each can of QoC brew sold.

Looking forward to these incredible sessions with you incredible people!


The Queen of Craft Crew

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March 29
18:00 - 23:00