Can the Can: On Canned Craft Beers

I’m sorry if the title of the post was somewhat confusing, but you only get to make one or two Suzi Quatro references in your lifetime and so help me, I chose to go with it. Canned beer has kind of a negative stigma with a lot of people. A common negative image, at least…

Rogers Daytime Toronto – 2nd Appearance Recap

So! Exciting day! I was asked to come back on Daytime Toronto today to talk about some heat-busting local beers. Like the last time, I had a blast and the host Glenn Dixon, asked some great questions and told me that he learned a lot about how diverse beer was. By the end I was…

A Teaser of a Tempest

Woah now! Who are THESE two hot kids on the block? Well, it’s a bottle of Amsterdam Brewery’s Tempest Imperial Stout. One bottle of this year’s batch (just released today at the brewery’s retail store only) and one bottle of the same beer aged for a year. What’s going to happen with these beers? Why…

Hey Vern, I’m on TV!

Phew! Just got back from my guest appearance on Rogers Daytime Toronto! That 8 minutes went by too fast, but I was able to showcase some amazing beers and talk a little about myself in the process. And host Val Cole was wonderful, professional and helped me, who has never been on television before, get…

CURRENTLY LATHERING: Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shampoo by Lush

So I suppose this story can only start by saying “So I was in Lush today…” and I was. In this particular visit I was picking up some sugar lip scrub for someone and was looking at the various bath bombs, soaps and perfumes…when I saw that they had a Stout Shampoo. Because the staff…

The Season of Giving: Beer Gift Packs

We’ve all been denying it and dreading it, but it’s time to come to terms with it: the holidays are here.  I don’t know about you folks, but this week and next for me will be a chaotic haze of gift buying, office parties, secret-santaing and dinner partying. So you need to get something.  Ideally…

Birthday Wish: GRANTED

So remember when I put the Brooklyn Box Set from the Brooklyn Brewery on my Wish List? Welp, for my Birthday I got it. HUGE thanks to my parents for purchasing it, Melissa “Glukkake” Dowell for picking it up at the Brooklyn Brewery’s store and to the wonderful fella Alan Tyson for picking it up and…

The Coaster & The Pumpkin

Just wanted to mention two personal bits of awesomeness here. Firstly, look at this AMAZING custom beer coaster that the incredibly talented Mike Rooth did for me!  The man knows I love my Ghostbusters and this is just…wow.  And I’ve been told that the cool thing is that it was drawn with waterproof ink so…

The Death of Summer

Well, September is here.  The kids are back in school, the skies are getting a little more grey and (at least here, anyways) the wind is getting nice and chilly.  I love Fall.  But…most people I know don’t.  Many of my friends are tragically lamenting the end of Summer and looking back on what made…

The Surprisingly Complex World of Beer Glasses

Yes, more than one glass for beer exists (And I’m not talking about different logos) and more and more I’m noticing pubs actually carry them.  And while they do look nice and pretty, they are varied for a reason.  This post will go over that reason and list off some glasses along with which beer…