Winter issue of the Growler hitting brewery taprooms

My smart speaker reports that it feels like -7 C with the wind chill right now. Ah, November in Ontario. Between the weather and lack of long weekends, it can be tough to find nice things to say about the 11th month.

Never fear! The silver lining is that a new issue of the Growler will be on its way to brewery taprooms next week and it’s jam-packed with craft beer goodness.

Do you like IPAs? Yeah? Apparently, so does every Ontarian. Jordan St. John took a look back at the seminal brews that charted the course for the style in the province.

It is the holidays, so we had our resident grinch, Ben Johnson, put together his guide to hosting a party while keeping the good stuff all to yourself.

Over-indulging is a real concern in the beer industry, especially at this time of year. Crystal Luxmore investigated everything from how best to take a month off from drinking to resources for quitting entirely.

From travel to Hamilton to a recipe courtesy of Island Oysters, we really packed the gold into our winter issue

A change worth noting in our brewery directory is that many of Ontario’s longstanding craft breweries have made the jump into their own facilities.  In a few cases, we saw them take over space (and sometimes equipment) from existing breweries and that seems to be one of the trends that will keep the number of breweries in Ontario from contracting.

Grab your copy at your favourite brewery, find it on newsstands or order one directly from us. Now is also a great time to spring for a four-issue subscription to The Growler.

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