Organized by the Master Brewers Association of the America's, District Ontario, and run by Cheshire Valley's Paul Dickey, the Iron Brewer, now in it's second year, took place on Friday at the Black Oak Brewing Company in Etobicoke, ON.
The premise of the Iron Brewer is simple. Participating brewers are given some brewing ingredients and are told to go away and brew something in 30 days for the contest, using only the provided material. What they brew is left up to their discretion and as the video below shows, Sam Corbeil of Sawdust City Brewing brewed an Imperial Stout with an interesting name.
A beer produced by James Yii-Jen Tien of Muskoka Brewery was crowned the champion at the end of the day after the judges tasted all the products on hand.
Ken Woods (Black Oak), Jamie Mistry (Amsterdam Brewery), Luke Pestl (Bellwoods Brewery), Jon Downing and Kevin Sommerville (Niagara College Teaching Brewery) and Paul Dickey (Cheshire) all all interviewed in the video.
Iron Brewer 2011 from DMJHodge on Vimeo.