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Uncle Mark's is our 1st beer in our Family Beer Series. This beer will be available each summer and starting in 2013, will be accompanied by an additional Family Brew. Being a family owned company is important to us and we look forward to introducing our customers to our entire family.
Who is Uncle Mark? Mark is Kelly's oldest brother and happens to be turning 50 this August so we wanted to make a beer to celebrate this occasion. He is a big fan of Weisse Beer so we made this beer for him.
Uncle Mark is quite an original guy so we wanted to make sure that we had an original beer. Our Hopfen Weisse is a traditional German Hefeweizen with much more of a hop characteristic to it, both in aroma and bitterness.
Uncle Mark's will be available in growlers at the brewery starting August 15th and will also be on display at the National Craft Beer Festival this weekend.
Heller High Water is a Pale (hell) straw coloured Bavarian Lager. Brewed with German malts, German noble hops and a genuine Munich yeast. High Water is a classic example of the session beers enjoyed in Bavarian beer gardens. Our seasonal offering has a clean malt flavour with a slight hop presence, perfectly balanced for Summer quaffing.
Come Heller High Water, you will enjoy this beer.
While paddling down the Ottawa River (aka the Kichesippi), you will enter into a set of rapids know as Lower McCoy’s close to the town of Beachburg. Just to the right of the rapids is a metal ruler bolted to a large rock that displays to paddlers whether they are about to experience High Water or not.
This beer will only be available until the 3rd week of August 2012.
Our 2nd Anniversary party at the brewery was an absolute blast yesterday. The Maibock was so well received, that we are now sold out of growlers at the brewery. If you are looking to enjoy a pint, please check out the following locations that will have the beer on tap:
Corner Bar – Westboro
Hintonburg Public House
Wellington Gastro Pub
222 Lyon Tapas
Come help us celebrate 2nd anniversary!
The crew at Kichesippi will be opening up the Brewery located at 866 Campbell Ave. on Sunday April 29th from 12pm till 5 pm for a day of tours, drinks, treats and fun in celebration of our second anniversary as well as the release of our new Seasonal beer the Kichesippi Maibock!
Food offering for the event will include:
Baked goods from Life of Pie in Old Ottawa South
Yummy sandwiches from The Piggy Market in Westboro
Delicious Ice Cream treats from Pascale’s Ice Cream
$4 tokens can be purchased at the event for a glass of one of our Kichesippi brews or something from one of the wonderful food vendors.
Thanks so much to everyone for your support!
Its means so much to us!
Kichesippi Logo Design Contest
“Heller High Water”
Have you always wanted to design a beer logo? Well, if you live in the Ottawa area, here’s your chance!
Kichesippi Beer Co. is brewing a Heller (also known as Helles) for Ontario Craft Beer week and we are calling it ‘Heller High Water’. We would like to invite all artists and designers to submit a design idea for a logo. As with all of our brands, we want the design to have an Ottawa feel to it.
The winning submission will receive (drum roll please) $500 in Kichesippi merch, beer and gift certificates to local hang outs plus they get to see their logo at the brewery and around town at local bars and restaurants!
Second place will be $100 in stuff.
Third will be a $50 in stuff.
The logo’s will be put on to posters and a tap handle label of the following dimensions:
2 ¾” x 6” tap handle label
11” x 17” poster
DATES TO REMEMBER:
All submissions must be submitted in soft copy form by midnight May 18th.
The top 5 will be chosen by May 23rd and then social media voting will begin and last until May 30th. The beer will be released in early June to some participating establishments and Hell(er), we may even throw a party!
Please send submissions to email@example.com with your Name and Contact Phone # and E-mail address. (or you can drop them off at the brewery when you come in for a growler or a 6 pack or just to say Hi. – 866 Campbell Ave.)
Submissions will be put up on our Facebook Page as we receive them for all to see and admire.
1. Artwork must be original.
2. Artwork must incorporate the Kichesippi Beer Co. ‘K’ or shield
3. Artwork becomes the property of Kichesippi Beer Co. if selected.
4. Artwork may be used for other promotional material besides the label, without further reimbursement to the artist.
5. You must be 19 years of age to enter the contest.
6. The top 5 submissions will be chosen by the Kichesippi staff and voting will be done through ‘likes’ of your submission that will be put up on our Facebook page.
We are very excited about the fact that today we are shipping our 6 packs to local LCBO stores. We will be adding more stores soon but these are the stores that are getting delivery today. If you would like to know the current inventory at these stores, please go to www.lcbo.com and search for product # 247189.
- Orleans, Innes Road
- Bank and Walkley
- Bells Corners
- St. Laurent and Smyth
- Hunt Club and Merivale
- College Square
- King Edward and Rideau
- Kanata Centrum
- Orleans, Convent Glen
- Kanata, Hazeldean Rd
- Carling and Woodroffe
- Kanata, March Rd
- Carleton Place
Wuchak Black is the latest specialty brew from brewmaster Don Harms. This beer will be arriving annually to Ottawa in mid January and will be gone before spring arrives. The style is Cascadian Dark Ale, also known as a Black IPA or an American Black Ale.
The pitch black colour introduces you to roasted malt
flavours, but with a major hop presence you would expect from an IPA. At 6.4% and 76 IBU’s, you can appreciate this
beer being described as bitter, strong and black.
What the heck is a Wuchak? Wuchak is a term used by
First Nations People and over time, wuchak was slowly
transformed into the term – woodchuck. When you drive
around Ottawa, you will often notice these groundhogs (aka woodchucks) popping up out of their burrows along the Queensway and the Hunt Club parkway.
You can enjoy this beer on tap at select locations around Ottawa or stop by and pick up a growler fresh from the brewery.
Every month we develop a cask conditioned beer and deliver firkins to the Cheshire Cat as well as the Arrow and Loon.
For the month of January we introduced a beer known as Dark and Stormy (nicknamed Don and Stormy for our brewmaster Don Harms). Dark and Stormy is made with a base of Kichesippi 1855 and then we implemented the krausen method for the conditioning. Krausening is when wort is added to the fermented/finished beer to carbonate. This allows for a very natural carbonation and conditioning in the firkin.
Be sure to check out the monthly casks that are available the first week of each month.
Saturday December 24th. Store will be open from 11-3pm
Sunday December 25th Closed
Monday December 26th Closed
Tuesday December 27th. Brewery Store is open from 10-6pm
Wednesday December 28th. 10-6pm
Thursday December 29th. 10-6pm
Friday Decemebr 30th. 10-8pm
Saturday December 31st. 12-6pm
Sunday January 1st. Closed
Monday January 2nd. Closed
Starting Tuesday January 3rd, we will be starting our winter hours for the Brewery Retail Store. We will be open Monday to Saturday from 10-6pm each day.
We have now polished off two full batches of the Kichesippi Logger and are waiting on a 3rd batch that is currently in the fermenters. When we released this Penn Porter style brew, we really had no idea how well it would be received. Needless to say, the feedback has been tremendous and well beyond our expectations. As of right now, we are currently out of stock on the Logger but will have some available again starting Friday December 16th. If you would like to try some on tap around Ottawa, please stop into one of the following establishments who have been pouring the product.
Preston Bar and Grill
Back Lane Cafe
This will be the last batch of Logger for 2011 and we will be bringing it back for Fall 2012. Going forward, we will be releasing our next specialty January 18th. After that, we will start working on our Birthday Brew to celebrate our 2nd Birthday on April 29, 2012.
Thanks for continuing to support beer that is Craft Brewed in Ottawa.