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Poll: (Why) Does Ontario Need More Beer Retail Choices?

With the Wynne government putting LCBO grocery store kiosks on hold pending further review, Ontarians are left with the status quo when it comes to the purchase of beer in ...

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Would Someone Open a Leslieville Brewery Here Already?

Leslieville sits along along a long strip of Queen Street East that is ripe with restaurants, bakeries and shops but devoid of a local brewery, or even an LCBO for ...

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End to Craft Beer at Blue Jays Games :(

  As was reported recently, the Toronto Blue Jays contract with Steam Whistle was not renewed for the upcoming season resulting in craft beer being no more at the Rogers Centre. With ...

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Poll: (Why) Does Ontario Need More Beer Retail Choices?

With the Wynne government putting LCBO grocery store kiosks on hold pending further review, Ontarians are left with the status quo when it comes to the purchase of beer in the province: LCBO locations, Beer Stores, and Breweries. Some arguments in favour of expanding retail beer selection are not overly compelling. Sure, I’d like to […]

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Would Someone Open a Leslieville Brewery Here Already?

Leslieville sits along along a long strip of Queen Street East that is ripe with restaurants, bakeries and shops but devoid of a local brewery, or even an LCBO for that matter. No it doesn’t have the density of the west end but its a well established community unto its own and the 2km walk […]

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End to Craft Beer at Blue Jays Games :(

  As was reported recently, the Toronto Blue Jays contract with Steam Whistle was not renewed for the upcoming season resulting in craft beer being no more at the Rogers Centre. With Rogers Centre being the only MLB venue without craft beer available, will Jays stand for it?

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Ottawa Winterbrewed

This weekend I managed to not so accidentally stumble upon Sparks Street Mall in Ottawa for Winterbrewed, the winter weekend beer festival put on by the folks at National Capital Craft Beer Week. Of course, downing ice cold beer for a couple of hours in the great white (urban) outdoors proved somewhat challenging as the fingers stopped […]

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Taste of Utah (and Minnesota)

Greetings BeerToronto faithful! This is not your normal contributor so if you are expecting the usual dry and sarcastic wit of the regular contributor you may want to stop reading now… If you are still reading, I will preface this post with the fact that this is my first blog post. You should also know […]

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Get to know a Brewery: Picaroons

20 Questions with Picaroons’ head brewer/owner, Sean Dunbar If you noticed my Twitter feed over the holidays (which, if you’re reading this, you might have) you noticed a lot of Picaroons beer being consumed. Now, its very hard for me to say I have a favorite brewery right now, but if I was pressed to choose […]

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Craft vs. Crafty – Brewers Association “You’ve Probably Never Heard of Us”

Last Thursday the Brewers Association, the voice of craft beer in the United States (and Canada), released a statement entitled “Craft vs. Crafty”. In this statement, surprise surprise, the BA takes on major breweries and criticizes their somewhat unannounced entry into the craft beer market. I’m quite divided on this statement. Certainly, I am for […]

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Westvleteren 12

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. If you are still reading this, you’ve probably guessed that I didn’t get my hands on any Westvleteren 12…you know, that ultra rare Belgian trappist beer that you can normally only buy direct from the monks that brew it in Belgium (or something like that)? That beer that is rated 100 on BeerAdvocate? That […]

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2nd Annual Amsterdam Brewstache Beerfest

Brush your mo’, Amsterdam is again playing host to a Movember fundraiser featuring beer from several of OCB’s finest. Its on a school night but there are more than enough reasons to make it worth going out for, including the fact that all proceeds go to prostate cancer research and awareness. Also, there will be […]

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GLB Burt’s Special Stache

It’s late November, a time for embarrassingly poor mustache growth, raising money for men’s health and, beer (as with all other months). Yes, with reference to one of the most famous mustaches in the world and throwing in a pun for good measure, comes the Great Lakes Brewery Burt’s Reserve Stache. Available at Great Lakes Brewery retail […]

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