Up front disclosure: It is no secret that I am employed by TAPS Media, the parent company of TAPS The Beer Magazine. From time to time I've posted material on this blog (before and after being hired) with respect to work that has appeared in TAPS. My intention when posting said material, and the material below, is only meant as news, nothing more.
Back in August I was asked to host a beer dinner at Brussels Resturant and Brasserie in Halifax to help kick off the 5th annual Halifax Seaport Beerfest. The dinner was a complete success and a lot of fun, using beers from Le Trou du Diable, Spearhead, Shipyard and more. Brussels did a great job with the pairings and I'll I had to do was talk about how everything went well together while providing some quick notes about the industry.
The next day it was off to the actual beer festival to represent TAPS The Beer Magazine (my day job). After joining some of the Garrison Brewing Co. team in the brewhouse for a couple of samples I shot a short video with Daniel Girard, Garrison's Brewmaster, which was later used alongside the "Down The Hatch" column in the Fall issue of TAPS.
Girard discusses the brewery's LCBO Brewery Feature, which is fast approaching. He also talks about various Garrison beers.
Each issue of TAPS features an interview with a Canadian Brewmaster, which is accompanied by a short video interview. Dension's Michael Hancock was the first. Watch the video here.