Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2014 Regional Award Winner


Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm

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Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm

MPP Arthur Potts and John Picard

Microbrewed beer and kettle chips: for many Ontario consumers, it's a match made in heaven. For the Norfolk County "brewery farm" that produces both, the relationship is just as compatible. After slicing potatoes for the kettle chips, Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm bathes them in beer stock to create unbeatable flavour. But the synergy doesn't stop there. One day, owner John Picard eyed the potato washwater and wondered if the starch-rich liquid could be fermented into beer. After six months of research and trials, he concluded it could. Ramblin' Road premium Dakota Pearl Potato Ale is now the brewery's best-selling beer. Tasty chips, tasty beer and a little innovative recycling: some marriages were simply meant to be.

Creation Date: November 26, 2014
Last Reviewed: November 26, 2014