Craft Beer Boot Camp - Fall 2020

October 28, 2020

wilma-marvinWhen we come together to share our beer knowledge we can discover and explore new ways to appreciate and understand beer. 

Over the years beer education has been a hugely important part of what we do as a brewery. From the incredible Queen of Craft community to beer samplings, brewery tours, beer dinners, and festivals, we've always found ways to introduce beer drinkers (and even non beer drinkers) to the world of craft beer.  And while this year has been challenging, it's also pushed us to find new ways to connect. So this fall, we’re going to be hosting a free online Craft Beer Boot Camp.

The Craft Beer Boot Camp will bring people together to safely share in a guided craft beer experience from the comfort of your home. Over 4 Wednesdays in November we’ll host 4 interactive sessions covering a wide range of topics. Each free virtual session will be hosted on Zoom by the talented and knowledgeable team at our brewery. 

Here’s what we’ve got planned:

➡️ Session #1: Busting Beer Myths

Wed. November 4th, 2020 - 7pm - Watch Video

Can you really judge a beer by its colour? Does IBU really correspond with bitterness? And does beer really give you a beer belly? Join us as we break down some popular beer myths in this fun and interactive session.

Hosted by Wilma Zondag, Marvin Dyck, Karyn Boscariol 

Suggested Beers: Wellington x Cameron’s Kveik IPAImperial Russian StoutPencil Thin LagerArkell Best Bitter, Wellington x Muskoka Coffee Cream Ale, County Brown Ale.

➡️ Session #2: Care-Beers - Beer that makes a difference

Wed. November 11th, 2020 - 7pm - Watch Video

Beer can be a force for good and help raise awareness about social and environmental issues. In this session we’re going to shine a light on some of these community-minded initiatives and fundraising projects that we’ve undertaken as a brewery while showcasing some incredible community work from our fellow craft brewers from across the province.

Hosted by Karyn Boscariol, Wilma Zondag, and Lexi Pham with special guests

Suggested Beers: Pencil Thin Lager, Nothing Civil IPA, and Rising Tide Collaboration Mix Pack.

➡️ Session #3: Beer and Cheese Pairings

Wed. November 18th, 2020 - 7pm 

Imbibe. Learn. Taste. Join us and discover the joy of pairing beer and cheese with an interactive tasting session led by cheese expert Jen Whyte and Wellington brewmaster Marvin Dyck. This virtual class will explore the concepts behind cheese pairings and include a guided tasting of 3 tasty cheese pairings. 

Hosted by Jen Whyte and Marvin Dyck

➡️ Session #4: UVB-76 Tasting

Wed. November 25th, 2020 - 7pm - Watch Video

Our UVB-76 barrel-aged imperial stout series has won national awards and featured creative flavour combinations with different approaches to brewing and barrel aging. Wellington brewer, and mastermind behind the UVB-76 series, Jeff Wilson will host a guided sampling of our 2020 UVB-76 series and host an interactive Q&A session. 

Hosted by Jeff Wilson and Wilma Zondag

We will be posting the zoom links very soon to each session here so you can join us, no need to register in advance. Each week we will also provide a list of suggested beers so you can sample along with each session.

If you are interested in sharing a digital craft beer experience with a group we’ll also be hosting a version of our Craft Beer Boot Camp specifically designed for companies and organizations. Contact for more information and booking details. Thanks for your support!