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Festival Follies: An In-cider’s View

By Jeff Nairn
  • November 6, 2019
We've had a full year of beer and cider events under our belts. From panicked purchases of festival equipment to interesting encounters with patrons, it’s been a nutty but all-round solid learning experience for us.
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The Kveik Way To Ferment Beer!

By Warren Boyer
  • October 30, 2019
As a homebrewer, I used to make saisons in the summer. I don’t have a temperature-controlled fermentation chamber, but saison yeast performs very well under fermentation temperatures as high as 35°C, so it worked for me. How times have changed! Now I can make a good clean ale at similar temperatures using the new miracle yeasts known as kveik.
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What’s Brewing Goes to the Movies

By Ted Child
  • October 24, 2019
To the joy of beer drinkers everywhere, two new beer documentaries have recently been released. Both Brewmaster (2018) and Beers of Joy (2019) follow in the footsteps of the first Somm film.
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Ontario Beer Tour Part I: Toronto

By Beer Seekers
  • October 2, 2019
Some of Canada’s best breweries reside in that darned, smug Ontario. If only grudgingly, one must admit that one might want to stop in and check some of them out, if one happened to find oneself in or around Universe Central. The Beer Seekers faced just that type of temptation this past summer and caved in readily.
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Ontario Beer Tour Part II: Cottage Country Calling

By Beer Seekers
  • October 2, 2019
Heading north from Toronto, Hwy 400 zooms through the city of Barrie, the gateway to Ontario’s vast Lake Country recreational region. The highway is busy every Friday afternoon as endless numbers of urbanites make their way toward the peace and quiet of their cottages. As the map indicates, whether you choose to head west from Barrie or continue north into Muskoka, you can easily find breweries to explore.
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Northern BC Craf-Tacular

By Adam Arthur
  • September 26, 2019
BC CRAF-TACULAR This has been a spectacular year for craft beer in Northern BC. All in all, when it comes to craft as a whole, I think that the macros will never replicate or beat BC craft beer.
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