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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? Advertisements

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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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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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TORONTO BEER WEEK (Starts Now…Well Actually This Morning)

After a summer of beer, its times for a fall of beer. Toronto Beer Week officially kicked off today, running September 14 – 22 (with Premium Beer Experience happening last night). Yep, another excuse to celebrate beer in Ontario and perhaps the last of good weather for a while. What can I tell you that […]

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McGuinty Takes Credit for Ontario Craft Beer Success

In an interestingly timed announcement, the McGuinty government sent around a press release Saturday entitled “Ontario Microbreweries Thriving”. Yippee, the government figured it out. Could this perhaps have something to do with the Liberals rejecting the sale of beer in convenience stores early last week and the Conservatives vaguely suggesting they’d be “open” to it (i.e. would also reject it, but […]

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7 Reasons you Should be Going to the Toronto Festival of Beer this Weekend

Oh boy, the much-anticipated Toronto Festival of Beer is almost upon us, beginning this Friday July 27, 2012, and going until Sunday at Exhibition Park. Its pretty much sold out, but tickets are still available for Sunday. Here’s 7 reasons why you should be there: 7.  Salt n Pepa (for real, Friday night) You know, that 80s, 90s, 00s, […]

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Texas Study Exhibits the Economic Benefits to the Craft Beer Industry

An economic impact study released yesterday by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild shows that Texas craft brewers furnish over 51% of brewery jobs in the state despite the fact that only 0.7% of the beer consumed in Texas is made by its craft brewers. The study also shows that the growth of the Texas craft […]

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Down Easy Pale Ale

Brewer: Hoyne Brewing Co., Victoria B.C. Style: Pale Ale Available: British Columbia Liquor Stores Alcohol: 5.2% Price/Volume: $5.00/650 ml bottle Oh hey, its another beer from one of Victoria’s 20,000 craft brewers (or something like that). Yes it goes down easy, relatively mild. And comes with some nice artwork as is typical of the Victoria crafts as well. Insightful, […]

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CAMERON’S LAGER

                      Brewer: Cameron’s Brewing Co., Oakville Ontario Style: European Style Lager Alcohol: 5.0% Available: LCBO Price/Volume: $2.65/473 ml can Great lager.

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