By the time you’re reading this post, the newest issue of The Growler has been out for about a week.
If you’ve followed our progress from the get-go, back in the spring of 2018, the biggest change you’ll notice is that our brewery directory has grown considerably. We’re up to more than 250 listed across all corners of Ontario. We have divided the province into 12 regions, including the new additions: Muskoka & Lake Simcoe; Collingwood, Bruce, Manitoulin; and Northern & Northwest Ontario.
As always, the features section of The Growler is packed with great writing from our freelance team, including:
- Jordan Duff’s comprehensive look at how breweries get their beer to your door via the magic of the internet.
- Crystal Luxmore finding out where beer and cannabis will intersect — both competition and collaboration.
- And a look, by Jordan St. John, at what craft beer can do for hyper-local cuisines like the food Young Animal serves at Get Well.
Of course, there’s also a round-up of breaking brewery news in Beer to the Ground, a travel article (we head for Niagara-on-the-Lake) and a beer-friendly recipe. Last but definitely not least, I sat down with Left Field’s Mark Murphy and Jason Tremblay from Shacklands for this issue’s Brewer vs. Brewer.
We also have a new cover designer for Volume 2. Marcus Hynes created beautiful art for this issue and will be doing the same for the next three.
Strike while the iron is hot and pick up a copy when you see it. We only print a limited run and previous issues have sold out very quickly. And if you want to make sure you get a copy this time — and for the three issues after it — head over to our subscription page and sign up!