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Top Chefs Turn up the Heat at Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Rock Lobster keepin it real.

TORONTO, Ont. (July 18, 2014) – The 2014 Toronto’s Festival of Beer is turning up the heat with its celebrity chefs at this year’s Beerlicious Grilling Experience. The creative minds behind some of the trendiest restaurants in the Toronto area will be grilling unique and delicious fare to match the wide variety of beer that […]

Because Beer Craft Beer Festival

Because Beer Festival

How does this sound: Sun setting over a beautiful harbour; rowers practicing while sailboats tack across the bay. You’re standing on a lawn that gently slopes towards the water, holding a grilled cheese sandwich and a glass of beer. You’re with a few hundred other people, enjoying the tastes and sounds of a beer festival. […]

Beau’s Announces Dates, Headliners for 2014 Oktoberfest

Joel Plaskett - Photo by Tim Brennan

OTTAWA – (July 10, 2014) Tickets will go on sale Thursday August 7 for the 6th Annual Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest, presented by local craft brewery Beau’s All Natural. The two-day festival and signature fundraising event will take place Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4, at the fairgrounds in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. A baker’s dozen […]

Steam Whistle Expands Its Delivery Fleet

Steam Whistle CAN VAN 10

If you’ve always wanted one of Steam Whistle’s ultra-cool retro delivery trucks to deliver beer directly to your house, your wait is over. Pretty well anybody who lives or works in Toronto knows Steam Whistle’s amazing fleet of company vehicles. Some deliver beer, some show up at festivals and events, and some just get driven […]

Wellington Brewery Takes Home Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

Congratulations Welly!

GUELPH, ON – For the third year in a row, Wellington Brewery picked up medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. The U.S. Open Beer Championship is an international competition that included over 3,000 beers entered in 81 different categories. This year the competition featured more than 20 international breweries from Iceland, […]

Top 4 Fan-Favourite Beers Chosen for 2014 Best of Beau’s Mix Pack

Beautiful Beau's Bottles

Holiday mixer 4-pack will include a lavender-infused gruit, a coffee-infused amber ale, a Gold-medal-winning vanilla porter, and an American-Style IPA OTTAWA – (July 4, 2014) The votes are tabulated for the brands that will make their way into the 2014 Best of Beau’s holiday mix pack, and the selections are a creative cross-section of the […]

Left Field to open new brewery

Left Field Brewery Logo

Hey, remember last spring when I shared news about a new brewery in the east end? Left Field was being started by husband and wife Mark and Mandie Murphy, and they would be contract brewing their amazing three beers, Eephus, Maris*, and 6-4-3 IIPA. Well, that post went sort of nutso. Well, less than a […]

On Deadlines

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” — Douglas Adams Yup, deadlines are a tough one, especially when they’re self-imposed deadlines.  I set myself one, and watched it fly by this past weekend. The deadline in question was to have something written.  Specifically The Ontario Craft Beer Guide […]

The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook by David Ort — Reviewed

I own a lot of cookbooks.  I’m a chef by training and I’ve been given a great many.  It’s funny, though, as I — like many other professional cooks and bakers I know — don’t really “use” cookbooks.  We read through them with interest, particularly if they describe an ingredient or technique we’re not familiar […]

The Gang Fight

Sharks vs Jets

Nothing beats an old fashioned rumble.  The good news is, nobody is calling the cops.  For the rest of this week, I’ll be blasting through eight beer reviews in a new format.  A street fighter format, but with less down-right-x.  Indeed, I’ve got beers from The Jets (Amsterdam and Great Lakes) and The Sharks (Indie […]