Keep on Brewing

Wow! Our initial release list included the Bread Basket, Ode to the Wick, Local 117, our Watermelon Wheat, and the Springett Stout. It was ambitious to offer so many when we first started but we love the diversity of flavour that this lineup offered to customers at the Root Cellar. To date we have released […]

New beer in town: Fire in the Pumpkin Patch

I love sitting at the bar at The Root Cellar and seeing another new beer on the Beer Board. Today, it’s the Smoking Jacquette [update: the original name may have been too punny – we’ve renamed this great beer “Fire in the Pumpkin Patch”). What’s it like? Take the smokey notes of the Ode to […]

Brewery Operations

A common query from new brewers starting up is what applications to use to track their brewery operations. We have experimented with a number of things but we seem to have found the right solution with a mix of a conventional accounting program and the use of Google Spreadsheets for recipe creation, batch tracking, inventory […]

Homebrewing Adventures

For many home brewers their passion may have started with a Cooper’s Kit (http://us.diybeer.com/) on their kitchen range – alone or with a friend. The next step may have been using some syrups from the local home brew shop and adding in your own hops additions. For us, it indeed went the route first with […]

What Types of Beer will we Brew?

While filling our AGCO Manufacturer Licence Application I was humoured by the question: what types of beer will you produce? My initial reaction was, what won’t we brew! We’ll have a standard rotation of quality suds ranging from bitters to porters to reds to wheats to ryes to…well, you get the idea. We’ll also bring […]

What’s with the Name?

A beer by any other name would taste as good? What’s in a name? I remember when I was but a few minutes old and my naming rights were up for grabs…simple times those. My name means something to my parents and the name of the London Brewing Co-operative is important to us, the five […]

Renovations!

I was down at our future brewery space last night to work on some network and computer setups and realized that due to my schedule I hadn’t been down since the New Year! Lucky for me Aaron, Jeff, Joel and the rest of the wonderful folks at On The Move Organics and The Root Cellar […]

CRA Application done – onto the AGCO

I’m certainly becoming well versed in the legalese of incorporation and licensing. While we were officially incorporated in November 2013 we experienced some hiccups as it’s still a bit unusual for some of the ministries to deal with a co-operative. Along the way I’ve encountered a number of helpful folks at the various agencies who […]

More writing but now with sun

Delicious locally roasted coffee, morning sun, dog playing in the backyard and my putting the finishing touches on our business plan. It was nice of spring to finally join us.