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Fine beer in an amiable tasting room

WHO WE ARE

Spark Beer opened in 2020 with a goal to produce and serve the best hoppy, sour and Belgian influenced beers possible. Owners Andrea and John have lived in and around Chinatown for over 20 years and, after seeing the ‘for rent’ sign at 702 Somerset Street West, knew they found the home of Spark Beer. We brew beer using modern techniques, but with some classic Belgian flair.

The majority of our sour beers are aged for over four months. Our oak barrel and foeder releases are also aged from four to eighteen months. We release beers when they’re ready and not a day sooner.

We use as many local ingredients and possible and are working to increase that amount each time we brew. Currently, we work with Mississippi Mill Malting for the majority of our malts. We also source some of the best Cascade and Centennial hops from Houblons Pontiac to produce a few of our favourite beers.

Our Team

Obviously, our staff is the most important part of Spark Beer and we have assembled one the best teams of beer professionals.

Andrea

Owner. 🚘 Delivery driver.

John

Owner. 🥁 Drummer. Devo fan.

Lauren

🍺 Brewer. Expert napper.

Julia

Taproom Manager. Miracle worker. Cat lover. 🐈

Ben

Server. ⚽️ Arsenals fan. 🍁Leafs fan.

Katrina

Server. 🍷 Wine connoisseur.

Kaili

Server. Beer influencer.

Gil

Server. Entomologist. 🪲

Mya

Server. 🎨 Chalkboard artist. Synchronized swimmer.

Abby

Server. Beer bottler. ⚙️ Engineer.

🍻 Our Draft List 🍻

Manhire Berliner

Berliner Weisse-style sour wheat ale. Notes of lemon and biscuit with a slight, earthy funk from mixed fermentation. Aged in stainless steel for one month. Named after one of Ottawa’s best people who helped us immensely throughout the last year. Thanks, Ian!

3.9% ABV

400ml Draft

Also available in 500ml bottles

$8

Berliner Weisse  | 400ml | 3.9%

Black as Midnight on a Moonless Night

Session stout fermented with Norwegian Årset Kviek yeast. Roasty with notes of coffee and caramel. Conditioned and poured on nitrogen.

4.3% ABV

400ml Draft  

$8

Kviek Session Stout | 400ml | 4.3%

Activities!!!

Our cross between West Coast and East Coast IPAs. A darker, more bitter version of a North East IPA, but with the same soft mouthfeel. Dark orange in colour with a citrus and melon aroma.

7.0% ABV

400ml Draft  

$8

American IPA | 400ml | 7.0%

Ovington Electric Pale Ale

A hazy, hoppy American style Pale Ale featuring Mosaic, Amarillo and Cashmere hops. A beer that balances a floral and citrus hoppiness with a distinctive malt backbone.

5.0% ABV

500ml Draft  

500ml bottles coming soon!

$8

American Pale Ale | 500ml | 5.0%

Coming Soon...

Amiable

A classic old world saison. Pilsner and wheat malts make for a golden coloured, highly drinkable Belgian saison. Black pepper, banana and bubble gum dominate, but a slight herbal, fruity hop note from the Styrian Golding hops comes through on the finish.

7.0% ABV

$8

Old World Saison | 400ml | 7.0%

🍷 Wine 🍷

Reisling (2017)

Berliner Weisse-style sour wheat ale. Notes of lemon and biscuit with a slight, earthy funk from mixed fermentation. Aged in stainless steel for one month. Named after one of Ottawa’s best people who helped us immensely throughout the last year. Thanks, Ian!

3.9% ABV

400ml Draft

Also available in 500ml bottles.

$8.00

Trail Estate - PEC | 14oz | 3.9%

Chardonnay (2017)

Session stout fermented with Norwegian Årset Kviek yeast. Roasty with notes of coffee and caramel. Conditioned and poured on nitrogen.

4.3% ABV

400ml Draft  ☕

$15

Trail Estate - PEC | 5oz | 4.3%

Baco Noir (2018)

Our cross between West Coast and East Coast IPAs. A darker, more bitter version of a North East IPA, but with the same soft mouthfeel. Dark orange in colour with a citrus and melon aroma.

7.0% ABV

400ml Draft  

$8.00

Trail Estate - PEC | 5oz | 7.0%