October 1st, 2015

Quick Beer Trips from Coast to Coast

IMG_5118 Halifax I had the pleasure of being in Halifax recently, with not a lot of time for beer hunting. Still, I managed to corral a few bottles and found some excellent drinking holes in which to partake of some of Nova Scotia’s newest and best craft beers. Read the rest...
September 21st, 2015

The 17th Annual Belgian Beer Weekend

IMG_3027 Belgian Beer Weekend 2015 Brussels I must admit that this is one of my favourite times to travel to Belgium. You meet people from all over the world that travel here year after year for this great social event that just so happens to be all about beer. Read the rest...
September 19th, 2015

Beer in the Land of Windmills

2015-09-02 09:29:31 As luck would have it, I found myself in Amsterdam recently, one of my favourite cities in Europe. So many great beer bars tucked into tiny streets, cafes along canals, wonderful restaurants and so easy to navigate on foot. Getting lost is part of the adventure. Read the rest...
September 16th, 2015

Ontario’s South Coast and Beyond

IMG_4963 The Journey begins in a garage in Port Rowan, Ontario. It’s a man cave really, pool table, stereo sound system and a fridge full of beer, Ontario craft beer. Breweries and brewpubs now seem to proliferate the landscape in small towns across the province. Read the rest...
August 26th, 2015

Summer in the City and the Living is Beery

IMG_4827 Summer in the city and beer goes down so nice and easy! You can certainly say that about anywhere in North America this summer. High temperatures and lack of rain have pushed many of us unto the patio these past weeks, to discover new thirst quenching treats and to try some old favourites. Read the rest...
May 30th, 2015

Road Trips and One Night Stands

IMG_4446 Summer is upon us, so it’s time to catch up with some ‘beer destinations’. No matter where  you’re heading out to on holidays this year, it won’t be hard to find decent craft brew. At the end of 2013 there were 2,822 breweries operating in the US, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs and 119 regional craft breweries. Read the rest...
June 29th, 2014

Beer Hunting at the Sochi Olympic Games

Drinking with the locals Olympic flame in Adler I was lucky enough to be invited to the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia as part of the technical team that provides the television coverage to the world. Work comes first of course, but during time off I took this as an opportunity to explore beer in this land once described by Winston Churchill as ‘a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.’ I’d have to say through personal experience that is still true today. Read the rest...