Archive | June, 2012

Beer Academy – Toronto’s Haven of Craft Beer? It Sure is a Start

This past Wednesday I was lucky enough attend the grand opening and first tasting event at the Beer Academy at 75 Victoria Street in downtown Toronto. As I’ve described before, the Beer Academy is the creation of Molson Coors owned Six Pints Specialty Brewing Co. And, when you walk into the retail shop, there is […]

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Ontario Craft Beer Week – Day 2 and 3 Recap

Ok, day 2 and 3 could have been better. While many have been tasting the Beau’s pan-Ontario beer, or sampling various other one-off specials across the town, I’ve been otherwise occupied. But, I still managed to keep with the mandate (to try new beers go on a weeklong bender?) and fit in a new-to-me beers. […]

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Ontario Craft Beer Week – Day 1

The week is off to a good start. Twitter tells me lots of successful events were held around the province. For me, outdoor day drinking was the best option, so I headed out to the beauty Evergreen Brickworks for the Brewers Backyard – Amsterdam Brewery event. I arrived to find lots of good food was […]

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Ontario Craft Beer Week Preview (Aspirations)

Well, OCB Week is almost upon us. This Sunday, Fathers Day, we get our third annual week to official celebrate what I do on a bi-daily basis: the great beer of this province. (although, if you`ve checked the event listings, you`ll notice some events are already happening) What to do during the week? Well, blogTO had […]

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Mill Street Royal Stinger Honey Ale

                      (Yes, I drank it with a Prairie Girl cupcake…what?) Brewer: Mill Street Brewery, Toronto. Other Details: See below. I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, but since it just took a gold medal in at the Canadian Brewing Awards in Montreal, figured […]

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Vancouver Craft Beer Tour (the 30 minute and not researched version)

I recently spent 48 hours in Vancouver. A very full 48 hours, which I managed to commit roughly 30 minutes on beer. Friday: land at 11 a.m. With minutes to spare, I stumble upon the liquor store and to my pleasant surprise , there is no shortage of local beer available.  A six-pack of Red […]

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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA

                  Brewer: Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Barrie Ontario Category: India Pale Ale Available: LCBO Price/Volume: $13.25 per 6 x 355ml Alcohol: 6.0% Hits you with the hops, finishes refreshing. It’s definitely a flavourful IPA as promised, and by no means run of the mill. It doesn’t quite […]

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Brick Brewery Posts Solid Q1 Financials – Guess its not all about the Craft

Brick Brewery, makers of Laker, Red Baron, and Waterloo brands of beer, and Ontario’s largest Canadian owned brewery, announced their Q1 financial results this week and they are off to a strong start. Goes to show that despite the craft boom, there’s still room for growth in the value beer market as well. Yep, apparently […]

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