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...
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...