Temporary closure of bar & kitchen, retail shop remains open

FRIENDS: The Ottawa Public Health folks have now recommended that Ottawans, to the extent possible, stay home. Though officials have as yet stopped short of mandating closure of bars and restaurants, it would be irresponsible to remain open, so we’ve decided to pause the Flora tap room/restaurant operation for two weeks, to mirror school closures that are in place. It is the right and responsible thing to do.We will keep our retail store open, for those who crave a Flora brew while binging on Netflix or otherwise passing these trying times at home. We’ll look at options for home delivery...

Coronavirus message from Flora Hall Brewing

I would like to assure you that the Flora team is working diligently to ensure that whenever you come into the Hall, you are afforded the safest and most comfortable experience we can possibly provide. We have taken all sensible and proactive operational steps you would expect us to take, and we will continue to seek the expertise of local health authorities to guide any further adjustments deemed necessary along the way.Flora Hall is your/our second home, and we will place the highest priority on the protection of our beloved customers, staff and the amazing Ottawa community. I commit...

Our Boho Pilsner is now in cans!

 Our Bohemian-Style Pilsner is now available in cans for the first time! Our Pilsner has classic flavours, with a high-hop bitterness balanced with a full body, a crisp finish and lingering hop and malt flavours. Made with quality grain and Czech Saaz hops, it’s a highly flavourful and drinkable take on the classic Bohemian pilsner style. Try it on tap, or take a few cans home for...

About the whale that swims over our bar

We get questions about the whale that hangs over our bar. What's it all about? Watch the short video below to see Ottawa artist Christopher Griffin explain how the artwork is a passionate statement about human cruelty and negligence toward whales. Then come in and grab a seat at the bar, order a pint and enjoy this original, local art! 

Video: The story of our soap

We use local, sustainable ingredients whenever possible, and that's true even when washing hands. All of our washrooms how have handmade soaps from Bar Á Savon in Wakefield. We shot a short video with Bar Á Savon owner Ingrid. Enjoy!

Recipe: Flora Hall Oatmeal Stout Beer Bread!

 We bake our breads fresh every day, including the loaves and loaves of our Oatmeal Stout Beer Bread that get dipped in soup or crunched with house pickles. Here’s the recipe from chef Linette, so you can try it at home and let us know how it goes! Flora Hall Oatmeal Stout Beer BreadIngredients1/4 cup honey (the kind from bees)1/4 cup molasses (the regular kind, not, like, pomegranate)1/4 cup yeast (it’s alive!)4 cups Flora Hall Oatmeal Stout9 cups white flour2 cups whole-wheat flour1 cup oats1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt (sounds finicky, we know, we know)Bloom the yeast in warmed...

New mural at Flora Hall!

Dom Laporte has created a great mural inside Flora Hall Brewing. Watch the video below to find out how it came together, and why . . .  

SOBDL’s Erica Campbell answers our Proust Beer questions!

Erica Campbell is cofounder and co-operator of the Toronto-based Society of Beer Drinking Ladies, which hosts its second “Bevy” in Ottawa Dec. 15. (All-Saints Event Space, click here for info and tickets on Facebook, or here on Eventbrite.) We asked Erica to complete our Proust Beer Questionnaire, and here are her answers . . . 1. The first beer I ever drank was . . . Brick Brewery Red Cap (from my Kitchener-Waterloo upbringing!) 2. The last beer I drank was . . . A pint of Henderson BEST Amber this afternoon at the Gladstone Hotel. 3. The best beer I’ve ever had was . . . Heady Topper...

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