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Another beer award

publisher Jan 26, 2018 - 2:38pm

Halcyon Barrel House, an offshoot of Beau’s Brewing, of Vankleek Hill, placed fourth on the list of top ten new breweries in the world.
The rating by RateBeer.com is based on user ratings since June 1, 2016.
“Given that there were more than 6,400 new worldwide brewers who registered with RateBeer.com since June 2016, it’s quite the honour to be among the top ten. It’s an inspiration to keep doing what we are doing; that taking the time to make the best beer possible is absolutely worthwhile,” says Halcyon Barrel House Brewmaster Bryce McBain.
Rolled out last May, Halcyon Barrel House produces wild and sour ales using traditional brewing methods of wood fermentation and bottle conditioning. Its inaugural release, Infinity Mirror Brett I.P.A., won Silver in the Experimental Beer, Canada category in the World Beer Awards last fall. The brewery has since released a Flanders-style sour red ale called Gravity Well, and Shifting Sands, a sour golden ale with fruit, as well as a number of one-off creations.

Innovation award

publisher Dec 13, 2017 - 9:29am

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack congratulates Stephanie Jaworski and Ron Brennan after the owners of the Old 4th Hop Yard in Williamstown were recognized with an innovation award.

As a certified organic hop producer, Ron Brennan understands the importance of keeping detailed records. That's why the owner of Old 4th Hop Yard is developing Hop Logger: a mobile app designed to efficiently track field activities. Instead of using pen and paper, Brennan can now use his smartphone to collect data directly from the field. Whether it's storing essential records for an upcoming inspection, logging soil and water test results, uploading photos from the field or analyzing historical data to better plan for the upcoming season, the time-saving app is a simple, all-in-one data depository. Designed for all producers, regardless of size, Hop Logger may soon become as commonplace in the hop yard as coir twine and bale bags.

Honour belongs to the community

richard Dec 15, 2015 - 3:11pm

Williamstown resident Esther Bryan is “speechless” after learning she will receive the prestigious Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal for her outstanding service to Canada in creating The Quilt of Belonging, a long-time labour of love showcasing Canada’s rich cultural diversity. “I couldn’t have done it without the support of the community,” she said. “The community volunteers came in day after day, year after year, and saw it through.”
Read more in the December 16 edition of The News.

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