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...
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...
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...
May 13th, 2015

Tiny Breweries, Big Tastes

Dogwood tasting room A few more tiny tasting rooms have opened in Vancouver in the last few weeks to months, and if you haven’t had a chance to get out to some of these out-of-the-way places, then do yourself a favour and make plans to do so. Read the rest...