Parkdale Park welcomes Ottawa Brewery Market

Story and photos by Ted Simpson

Rain wasn’t the only thing pouring in Parkdale Park Sunday afternoon when the Brewery Market’s Capital Mashup brought craft beer and local food to the neighbourhood.

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Hintonburger on hand to provide the fresh, local eats

Cassel Brewery, Broadhead and local favourites Beyond the Pale, were on hand to offer a unique variety of craft beers, while Hintonburger kept appetites satisfied. Pascale’s Ice Cream brought a unique creation, the beer float, featuring The Darkness from Beyond the Pale.

Kitchissippi residents didn’t let a little rain stop them from enjoying the festival’s full flavour.

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Shawn Brule and Adriane Aboud of Hintonburg, enjoying a beer float from Pascale’s Ice Cream and Beyond the Pale.

“The beer float is fantastic, the cherries soak up some of the beer, and the chocolate and the stout taste, they were meant for each other. I’m not a big ice cream person, but I could see myself doing this quite often.” – Shawn Brule, Hintonburg.

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Emily Towsly and Valerie Bono of Breezehill. Two friends, two different tastes in beer.

 “This is the Broadhead Longshot, it’s a white, I find it much more drinkable because I’m not much of a hoppy person.” – Emily Towsly, Breezehill.

“I have the Cassel Brewery, Hopper Car, I like the hop flavour.” – Valerie Bono, Breezehill.

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Collin White, Patrick White and Sean McInnis of Hintonburg. Volunteers and beer enthusiasts.

“Parkdale Park is a perfect spot, central, right behind the farmers market and easy to access. Lots of people stuck it out, even in the rain.” – Patrick White, Hintonburg.

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Lennon White and Megan Delaire of Fairmont Avenue.

“I’m drinking the White Fog, it’s a wheat beer and it is delicious. Parkdale Park is a pretty good venue for a beer market, it’s right next to the farmers market, it works excellently for beer as well.”  – Lennon White, Fairmont.

If you missed out on this event, never fear: The brewery Market will be making a return to Parkdale Park August 25, with a third installment set for October 20.

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