Premium Near Beer – A Look at Quality Non-Alcoholic Beers

WAIT NO COME BACK TRUST ME READING THIS WILL BE WORTH IT. Okay, let’s get this out of the way, first. Non-Alcoholic beer get a bad rap. You know it, I know it. We’ve all tried it at one point or another, went to a store, got a little curious about a Beck’s non-alcoholic beer…

Make it Schnappy: Bierschnaps

So, full disclosure, I had originally written this post a few months ago with the intention of it going up on another site. Unfortunately, due to editorial problems it was left on the shelf. After breaking my ties with the site, I then decided it would be such a waste to keep this post sitting…

City & Colour & Beer: Flying Monkeys City and Colour Imperial Maple Wheat

  ‘I love beer. When someone approaches you and asks “would you like to collaborate on your very own signature beer flavor?” You say “yes”‘ So says Dallas Green aka City and Colour, the former Alexisonfire frontman and St. Catherine’s, Ontario musician whose fourth and most recent offering, The Hurry and the Harm, hit shelves…

Small Lessons Making a Big Difference

So I’m going to tell you folks a little story. You sitting down? What about you in the back? Okay? Good. Here it goes. So back in 2011 when I was still trying to get this blog going and was still at the very start of the grand journey of learning about beer, I went…

Homebrewing, Winter Beer Fest, and BlogTO

Okay, so the day job and a slight case of the Cambodian Swamp Virus put a damper on any writing time I had the past week or so. So let’s play a bit of catch-up because quite a bit has been going on. 1. I’ve been homebrewing! Although I have dabbled with varying levels of…

And That’s 2012 Done

First, just want to say that my time at Rogers Daytime Toronto yesterday was, as always, amazing. To my surprise I was given 10.5 minutes to talk about as much of the seasonal beer stuff that was going on and, despite feeling as I always do, that I stumbled through it and came out looking…

A Musical Beer Collaboration: Flying Monkeys BNL Imperial Chocolate Stout

Around September Canadian beer lovers and music fans alike were excited to learn of a collaboration beer being made with Ontario brewery Flying Monkeys and the iconic Canadian band the Barenaked Ladies. For those not familiar with the group, they’re basically the ultimate “local boys do good” story here where I live, the Toronto suburb…

The World Atlas of Beer

Imagine my surprise on Wednesday when, after a long first day back at the office and deciding on heading to my favourite after work pub Barhop, that it turns out there was a book signing going on for Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb‘s highly anticipated new book The World Atlas of Beer. The book, which…

Beardy Beer

Some interesting news hit the internets in the past little bit. Oregon’s brilliant Rogue Brewery, home to such favourites as Dead Guy Ale and Chipolte Ale, decided to take things in a different direction when they were trying to extract a new yeast strain from their hop yard with little success. Brewmaster John Maier jokingly suggested…