Alicia Tymoszewicz from the Niagara College Teaching Brewery serves up a sample of their First Draft Lager at CCC.
By Marcus Duncan Arts and Life Contributor
Photo by Dennis Gonzales
On Thursday September 13, students at the Centennial College Creative Communications Campus (CCC) had the opportunity to sit down for a cold one. For the first time in CCC history, the school celebrated the Welcome Back BBQ with the includsion of Beerfest.
The event was held in the campus courtyard and saw students purchase beer tokens to exchange for samples of a variety of beers from four local craft breweries.
The breweries included Mill Street Brewery serving smaples of their Nightmare on Mill Street and Octoberfest Lager, Wellington Brewery’s County Dark Ale and Arkell Best Bitter, Granite Brewery’s Peculiar English Strong Ale and Ringwood Ale. The Niagara College Teaching Brewery was also in attendance. Niagara College is home to Canada’s first ever commercial brewery and was serving samples of beers produced by students in their Brewmaster program including their First Draft Ale and Lager, their Buttler’s Bitter, inspired by the War of 1812.
The festivities also included a barbecue, free caricatures, and a DJ. The event gave students a chance to interact with other students and mingle.
“It’s a great way to meet other new students,” says Ashlini Sanker, a first year-journalism student.
One student just wished that with all the beer there could have been a little more green.
“I can’t seem to find the recycling bin,” says Ivan Trinier.
The event seemed to be a great success and will set a high standard for CCC events to come in the future.