Beerstory 101: St. Hildegard of Bingen

  The fascinating and complicated history of one of beer’s most revered figures   In the annals of beer history, St. Hildegard of Bingen holds a unique distinction. The 12th century German abbess is responsible for the earliest surviving writings […]

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People’s Pint opens in the Junction

People's Pint is pouring beer from twelve taps this weekend.

Up-and-coming, new craft breweries often buy their equipment secondhand from their more established forerunners. People’s Pint took a more whole-hog approach and have taken over the space Junction left when they decamped to Symes Road. People’s Pint is run by Peter […]

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Welcome to the Growler, Ontario

After four years in B.C., the Growler is launching a sister publication in Ontario.

Isn’t spring wonderful? Birds chirping, trees budding, snow melting – new beer magazines launching. That’s right, Ontario, the Growler, B.C.’s ultimate craft beer guide, is setting up shop here in the land of butter tarts and winning hockey teams. We’re […]

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The Growler guide to the gods of beer

There’s something very charming about the old gods. They just seem a little more relatable, a little more human. No unattainable images of perfection to which me must aspire, but can never reach. The old gods were flawed, just as […]

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What’s your birth beer?

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have connected certain beers with birth months and zodiac signs. Bible historians, for example, have long associated the 12 beers present at the Last Supper with the various months of the year. […]

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