News and Notes: July 12, 2024

NEWS Well, they done did it. Didn’t nobody think they’d do it, but they done did it. The LCBO employees have gone on strike for the first time since the advent of the organization in 1927. It has taken nearly […]

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News and Notes: June 28, 2024

Look! Over yonder! There’s a beaver and a loon swimming arm in arm while patriotic music swells! Behind them a moose carefully waves a flag while standing in a canoe, never letting it crease the rippling waters. Nearby, a Polar […]

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The life of a future brewer

The transition from beer enthusiast to brewmaster I was sixteen when I decided to become a brewer. Well, maybe we’d have to go back further to when I joined my mother on take your kid to work day. She happened to […]

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News and Notes: June 14, 2024

You will not be surprised to know that with the impending celebration of Father’s Day, the inbox at The Growler has been inundated with suggestions about what Fathers might want. Breweries from Toronto, Ottawa, and London paint a picture of […]

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A diamond in the rough

St. Veronus Cafe and Tap Room delivers an authentic Belgiam “brown café” experience Over the years of driving up the 115 and passing through the windswept and arcane streets of Peterborough, Ontario, a single restaurant tucked away on Hunter Street […]

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News and Notes: May 31, 2024

Greetings from Chicago, where your intrepid editor is attending some training at the Siebel Institute related to beer. This is a pretty reasonable time to reveal that George Brown College will be offering WSET Certification in beer this coming Autumn, […]

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Collingwood’s brewing good

…pretty great, actually Nestled snugly on the shores of Georgian Bay, Collingwood might be more renowned for its skiing escapades and scenic hikes, but let me tell you, my fellow beer enthusiasts, there’s more to this place than just picturesque […]

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News and Notes: May 17, 2024

You might question the wisdom of putting out a newsletter on the Friday before a long weekend. The reason we chose Fridays for this column was because we figure people are usually bored first thing in the morning. A few […]

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