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IVNTAGE VEHICLE EXPERIENCE from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Rd. in Cumberland Village. Experience first hand the significance and history of early automobiles in a fun, entertaining, and engaging way! Restored, partially restored, and un-restored vehicles manufactured prior to the 1940s will be exhibited on site. Come chat with the owners, check out a demonstration to learn more about how early automobiles worked, and get an introduction to the world of pre-1940s tin can tourist camping. Complete the day with a performance by a local barbershop quartet!. Admission $19.75 per family (2 adults + children); $7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. Children 5 and under are free.


ORLÉANS OUTDOOR MARKET from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the Ray Frield Centre parking lot on Tenth Line Road. Come meet local vendors and artisans from across the east end.


CUMBERLAND FARMERS MARKET from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R. J. Kennedy Community Centre 1115 Dunning Road in Cumberland Village. The Cumberland Farmers’ Market features a variety of locally produced vegetables, seasonal fruits and specialty foods.

 

The kitchen is now open at the Orléans Brewing Co.
By Fred Sherwin
July 27, 2019

Orléans Brewing Co. owners Celia and Yann Lemieux have been enjoying life since opening the local craft brewery. Yannick Beauvalet Photography

During the past four years Orléans has undergone a gastronomic renaissance of sorts with the opening of a plethora of excellent restaurants that have made area residents question the need to drive downtown for a decent meal.

The latest addition to the local culinary scene is the Orléans Brewing Co. on Innes Road.

Now, I know what you’re thinking... what does a craft brewery have to do with food? Forget about the fact that the OBC makes several excellent brews – more on that later – they also produce some pretty good eats.

My personal favourite is the Po’Boy Shrimp Sandwich, but the Beef Tartare is also pretty tasty, as is the Torched Buratta, both of which I sampled during a recent visit to the establishment.

The Orléans Brewing Co. recently launched their new menu that is heavy on sample plates, which is just another word for “best sampled by two people”.

The Orléans Brewing Co. is a perfect place to take that special someone for a first date, or a date night, depending on whatever status your relationship happens to be.

Besides the main bar, they have a mezzanine level that can accommodate small groups for special events nda patio that can seat up to 40 people.

The Po’Boy Shrimp Sandwich is one of the stars of the Orléans Brewing Co. menu. File photo
The Orléans Brewing Co. is locally owned and operated by Yann and Celia Lemieux. Yann brewed his first batch of beer when he was 16. After a lengthy hiatus through his 20s, he got back into brewing after he after his daughters were born and the couple moved back to Orléans. Soon afterwards Yann’s “hobby” took over their garage and eventually their basement.

In 2013, the couple decided to explore the possibility of expanding Yann’s hobby into a business. After getting a tremendous amount of positive feedback at a series of 26 festivals that summer, including the Orléans Craft Beer Festival where they officially launched their first beer – the Billy Bob Bison APA – they began looking for a location for their brewery. They settled on a space near the Innes Road McDonald’s that was previously occupied by Robertson Rent-All. The rest, as they say, is history.

When they decided to open their own micro brewery, Yann and Celia also decided to hire someone with a more scientific knowledge of the brewing process. Enter brew master Adam March. This has allowed Yann to spend more time managing the business, while Celia focuses on the marketing. They also hired hired Anne-Marie Foré help with the menu and and focus on front of house.

They currently serve eight different brews including March’s latest creation, Cody’s BREW, an Oatmeal Coffee Stout, which was developed in collaboration with former Ottawa Senator and Orléans native Cody Ceci.

The also have the Smokin’ Brown Ale; the Wit Willie Belgian wheat beer; the Kolsch Me Ousside lager; Sid’s Vicious IIPA; and BLACK HOP DOWN Russian Imperial Stout; along with their flagship brew, the Billy Bob Bison and my personal favourite the Hellz Ya IPA which is infused with a hint of orange citrus. On top of their regular lineup of brews, they launch a special cask every Thursday at 4 p.m.

Besides the items already mentioned, the new menu includes snacks like home-made hummus, sardines, soft pretzels and chips and salsa.

The Orléans Brewing Co. Taproom is open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. They are closed on Monday. The kitchen is open until 9 p.m. every night except Sundays. To learn more visit www.orleansbrewing.com.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)

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