Beer In The Burbs- Putting the “Great” in the “Greater Toronto Area”

Or perhaps… making the GTA great again? Nah- I’d rather not go there… For the past few years I’ve either been working or studying in Toronto while living in Ajax with my roommates (see: Mother and Father). I’ve found that it’s very easy to…

PRESS RELEASE: Half Hours on Earth Brewery announces online pre-ordering

Many of you might have never heard of Half Hours on Earth Brewery, but if you live Farmhouse/Brett Ales like we do then you need to pay more attention to the brewery. Half Hours on Earth Brewery is a small batch brewery located in Seaforth, Ontario,…

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…

I Say Kombucha, You Say Ketchup – Why Beer is Subjective and You Should Drink Whatever You Want

Picture yourself in a crowded and dimly-lit bar with your best pal, trying out a fancy new kombucha flavoured beer. You’re sipping it, you’re well on your way to reaching pinnacle Adventurous Beer Drinker status, and the Untappd badges are just rolling in. Tastes…

The West Gone Wild, For Sour Beers

The West Gone Wild, For Sour Beers Out in beautiful British Columbia, we have amazing outdoor activities in the wild and a rocking beer culture, evident by the 30% share of awards BC took at the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards. The craft beer industry…

Practically Irish Brings Craft Beer to Pickering

There are a growing number of breweries opening up in the Durham Region, which is amazing if you live in the area. Practically Irish is one of the new additions to the growing list of craft brewers in the area. Practically Irish officially started…

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel Raspberry Chocolate Ale Now Available at the LCBO

The pink bottle is back! Rogue Ales has collided with Voodoo Doughnut yet again to create Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel Raspberry Chocolate! This is the third beer in the Rouge Voodoo Doughnut collaboration. This unique artisan creation contains a baker’s dozen number of ingredients…

Dial “Z” for Zwickel (Beau’s Brewery)

Origin: Vankleek, Ontario, Canada Beer Style: Zwickelbier Alc./Vol.: 5.7% IBU: 27 Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Acidulated, Carafoam, Caraaroma (All Organic) Hops: Strisselspalt, Triskel (All Organic) Suggested Glassware: Mug or Stein Suggested Serving Temperature: 7-10° celsius Availability: Seasonal (Oktoberfest) Where to buy: Beau’s brewery or select LCBO locations This review features a beer from the Beau’s Oktoberfest…

Calabaza (Northumberland Hills Brewery

Origin: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada Beer Style: Pumpkin Ale Alc./Vol.: 5.0% IBU: NA Malts: NA Hops: NA Suggested Glassware: Tulip, Goblet, or Snifter Suggested Serving Temperature: 3-5° Celsius Availability: Seasonal (Fall) Where to buy: Northumberland Hills Brewery, Cobourg Ontario This review features my last pumpkin beer of the season from Northumberland Hills Brewery, which…

Jumpin Jack (Tree Brewing Co.)

  Origin: Kelowna, B.C, CanadaBeer Style: Pumpkin AleAlc./Vol.: 6.5%IBU: 65Malts: Pale, Chocolate, Crystal, Light Munich, Dark MunichHops: Perle, Golding, TettnangSuggested Glassware: PokalSuggested Serving Temperature: 3-5° CelsiusAvailability: Seasonal (Fall) Where to buy: LCBO and Tree Brewing Co.This weeks beer review features a beer from Tree Brewing Co. in Kelowna, B.C. This is my second beer from…