Pretty Good Year

I’m currently at my family’s cottage in beautiful Muskoka, sipping on some coffee, watching the beautiful day out there, and starting to come to terms with the fact that I’m no longer in that beautiful state between Christmas and New Year’s Eve where time doesn’t matter and all that exists is sleep, media, and chocolate….

The Divination Six Pack – Beer & The Tarot

One of the things I’m often asked to do when trying beers is to assign a particular profile to whatever it is I’m drinking. This works as a descriptor of when/where to try a beer, but like with all things that involve taste and smell, it’s entirely subjective. To me a hotdog is best enjoyed…

Barkeep, Another Course – The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook

Longtime readers of this site along with anyone who has known me for like, five minutes knows that one of my most enjoyable activities is cooking. Additionally, finding ways to cook with beer is another interest of mine, although I should say that beyond an excellent cake recipe, a weiss pizza crust, BBQ sauce, and…

Label Artists You Should Hire (part 1)

Bottle labels are, to me, very important. They express the thought and care that goes in to every part of the process. In a world where beer styles can blend in to each other, labels stick out, catch the eye and provoke a curiosity in the beer. Hell, myself and I’m sure many of you…

Where Everybody Knows Your Name – The Blue Plate Lounge

Since putting the call out for write-ups of your favourite pub, I’ve received several e-mails filled with interesting stories and places. I’ll be trickling a few out from time to time, but please, if you want to contribute go to this post to read about it and e-mail me at robin@thethirstywench.com This post is from Ian Campbell in  Massachusetts. And…

Where Everybody Knows Your Name – The Old Toad

Since putting the call out for write-ups of your favourite pub, I’ve received several e-mails filled with interesting stories and places. Think I’ve reached a point where I can start trickling a few out at a time, but please, if you want to contribute go to this post and e-mail me at robin@thethirstywench.com First post is…

4 Comics, 4 Beers

Hey folks. I know it’s been a while since I’ve made a post on here, but to say “stuff came up” would be a HUGE understatement. If any of you were concerned, thank you. But I’m back now and have a few posts lined up. Let’s get started with this one. COMICS! I love reading…

Sex, Brains & Money

I keep wanting to start posts of my appearances by saying “Hey Vern, I’m on TV!” but no. I mustn’t. So on Friday I was a guest on the second episode of Nikki Thomas’ show Sex, Brains & Money (official site coming soon), which is streamed on livestream. Basically I was talking a bit about my…

Chicago: One Hell of a Town

I have returned alive and well from the Windy City! C2E2 was a blast, seeing friends from both Chicago and all over the country was a thrill and walking all over that city was just perfect. But you’re reading a beer blog. You don’t want to hear about a comic convention and walking around Lincoln…