News and Notes: February 23, 2024

Can you feel that warmth, Ontario? That’s called sunshine! It represents that it will soon be spring and that patios are within the bounds of possibility in the near future. Of course, there’s no such thing as non-patio weather, just […]

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News and notes: February 9, 2024

As the winter progresses, you can just about bet there’s doings transpiring in Ontario’s beer world. The Growler Ontario is here to relay all the news that you can reasonably fit into a bi-weekly newsletter on a website with theoretically […]

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Recipe: Oyster mushrooms with corn custard

Paired with Black Bellows Ball Peen Nitro Stout Lucien Command—owner of Duff Pies—was born in Geneva, Switzerland but is originally from the south of France. Growing up he was surrounded by food – his mom owned a restaurant and everyone […]

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News and Notes: January 26, 2024

Openings and closings There have been mercifully few closures taking place around the province of Ontario over the first month of 2024, and so far no openings to speak of either. If you’d like to keep track of that visually, […]

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News and Notes: January 12, 2024

Hello, and welcome to a new biweekly feature here on The Growler Ontario website where we’ll be rounding up happenings around Ontario.  Here at the beginning of 2024, we find ourselves in interesting times for the Ontario beer scene. The […]

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Turning barley into beer

Mississippi Mills Malt, Esma barley and a brief history of Ontario malting barley It’s a sunny day in late spring and I’m riding through a dusty farm field outside Pakenham, Ontario with Will Bowes. We follow the planting line of […]

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