5 Things I Wish All Beer Nerds Would Start Doing

In the craft beer world, we like to brand ourselves as a welcoming and friendly industry that is filled with people and companies that are more like friends than competitors. Yet, there’s still so many people too intimidated by condescending beer nerds to get…

How To Make A Simple Beer Advent Calendar – The Best Gift Ever for a Beer Fan

Do you remember the pure bliss and joy of opening up an advent calendar as kid and enjoying a treat every day? Well you can recreate that for yourself, a beer loving friend or loved one by making them a homemade beer advent calendar. You…

Pints, Samples, and Bottleshops: A Guide

So. You’ve dropped into your favourite local brewery on a gorgeous day in the lovely province of Ontario, and you are hit with the sudden urge to sit down and have a pint. What could be better, right? A fresh pint, straight from the…

7 Beers to Introduce Your Friends to Craft Beer With

With how much I talk about beer in my daily life, one of the most-raised inquiries is “Where do I start?” I find that, generally, people who haven’t tried local (for whatever reason – usually lack of brand knowledge, or non-availability) have a pretty…

Beer: The Kidney Stone Killer

Kidney stones are intensely painful and overwhelmingly afflict men. A study in 2011 showed that drinking one beer per day reduced the risk of developing kidney stones by 40%, primarily because the high water content helps keep kidneys clean and in working order. Drinking…

Beer and your Body

The health benefits of the world’s second most drunk beverage 1. Strong Bones Beer contains a rare nutrient, silicon, which strengthens bones. Drinking beer has even been found to decrease change of getting none diseases. 2. Strong Heart The Nutrition Journal did a study…

Make your own Beer Shampoo plus Conditioner

Beer is a shine-inducing volume-amplifying, nutritious supplement for your hair, but you don’t have to shell out the big bucks for the big effect. Just try these recipes to take advantage of all its beautifying effect for a fraction of the price. Shampoo: 1 cup…

The Expiration Date for Beers

It’s easy to tell when your leftovers have mutated and grown into a new life form. It’s more difficult to notice that change in a year-old can of beer. As a handy guide, most beers now have a “pull by” date, which tells the…