July 22nd, 2016

Open for Beer Business

IMG_0502 Strathcona Beer Company softly opened last Friday and despite the limitations of the Tasting Room License (one 12 oz glass per customer or a short flight of 4 only), the pizzas were flying out of the kitchen and post flight, many growlers and 40 oz bottles of the Belgian Gold were going out the door. Read the rest...
December 24th, 2015

The Night Before Festivous

santaLarge   Twas the night before Festivous, when all through the brewery Not a creature was stirring, it was like a silent movie; The tanks were all standing next to each other with care, In hopes that the big brews soon would be there; The brewers were settled, all snug with their pints, And visions of golden ales danced in their sights,   And Mama in her work boots, and me in my cap, Had just settled down for a strong winter night-cap When out on the street there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the table to see what was the matter. Read the rest...
October 21st, 2015

A Fresh Wet Hopped Conversation

IMG_5181 This is a fictionalized conversation between CHEEK, long time craft beer lover and West Coast hophead; JOWL, long time beer drinker, only recently into the wonderland of craft brews and myself. All names changed to protect the inebriated. Jowl: Hey, have you guys checked out any of the wet hopped beers out right now? Read the rest...
June 23rd, 2015

Cenosillcaphobia ?

I have cenosillicaphobia, fear of an empty beer glass. I have cenosillicaphobia, fear of an empty beer glass. No need to fear an empty beer glass, help is here! The craft beer scene has always been heartily supported by home brewers since day one. In fact, some home brewers go that extra mile and become, in time,  professional brewers themselves. Read the rest...
March 28th, 2013

Upcoming Festivals

img00087-20110910-14581 A quick overview of some exciting upcoming festivals across Canada.
March 16th, 2013

By way of an introduction…

photo It was the 1980’s: the three giant breweries that ruled Canada and staunch unions faced off more than a few times to stop the flow of suds to the masses, but the biggest I recall was in 1985. Many months went by, pubs and liquor stores brought in American brews, the usual mass-market stuff, but even some of the early US craft brews. Read the rest...