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Steel Wheel Brewery’s Winter Course Series Returns!


Celeste Percy-Beauregard, February 22, 2023 // Brantford, OntarioSteel Wheel Brewery located at 105 Powerline Road in Brantford, ON. Photo credit Photohouse Studio.


When they opened Steel Wheel Brewery on Powerline Road in 2018, founders Cindy Blair and Harold Kuret also brewed a plan to make winter a bit more palatable.
A fan of unique programs in unusual places, Cindy says, “We looked at what we could offer that made people's winter go a little faster, brought in some new or regular people on a Friday night, and offered a bit of an education,” the latter being one of their top values.  


Beautiful lounge at Steel Wheel Brewery. Photo credit Photohouse Studio.

The result is a curation of 2-hour workshops led by a variety of area-experts, running on Friday evenings from the end of January until the end of March. Ranging from $50-75 per person (which includes a glass of beer!), folks can register for hands-on learning experiences – like the tie dye workshop, and theoretical presentations – like Harold and Cindy’s talk on the “nuances of hop cultivation.”


Class is in session. Submitted photo.

Harold and Cindy are bringing back two of their personal favourites from last year – a scientist-led talk on foraging, and knife sharpening and skills with Gage Corlett from Sharp Knife Shop in Hamilton. An exciting new addition this year is a hot sauce-making workshop, with Leith Bengtson of Burlington’s Fury Hot Sauce, part of a knockout lineup. “Each of them are different and unique, so I get excited every time the next one comes!” says Cindy.
For more information, visit Steel Wheel Brewery’s website HERE, and find them on Instagram HERE.


Celeste Percy-Beauregard’s first form of storytelling was as an actor, and her eager curiosity and interest in a variety of subjects led her to writing. Her work has appeared in Toronto Star and Today’s Parent, and she is enjoying exploring Brantford and learning about the people and places that make it such a special city.

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  • Thanks for sharing these articles. i thoroughly enjoy reading them. I am impressed with the quality of the writing and the photography!
    Is there anyway you can make the print easier to read, by making it bold or using a larger font? Thank you!

    Loraine Verlanke

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