News and Notes: May 17, 2024

News and Notes: May 3, 2024

Camp, not cottage

Communing with nature is thirsty work The fall is a special time in Northern Ontario. Days are getting shorter and evenings are cooling. It is a time where hunting and fishing camps come alive with activity. My journey to camp […]

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Beerlab! eyes expansion

Ontario’s smallest brewery will soon expand its seating capacity No, Nick Baird isn’t going to the PUP show tonight. It’s a question he’s asked maybe a dozen times as we make our way across two venues and handful of beers […]

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A history of Ontario’s Iron Brewer competition

One of the most interesting (yet under-the-radar) brewing competitions takes place right on our doorstep: Iron Brewer, held by the Master Brewers Association of America, Ontario District. Iron Brewer is an annual competition held among and for Ontario District members. […]

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Brewer vs History

In which editor Jordan St. John goes head-to-head with an 1840s Bass Pale Ale Over the course of my career, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about historical brewing. I wrote a book called Lost Breweries of Toronto that […]

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Crafting collaborations and connections

Hey craft brewers! Register today for the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference & Suppliers Marketplace (OCBC23) in Niagara Falls, October 25-26, 2023. “This is THE INDUSTRY BUILDING EVENT of the year for Canada’s craft brewers, says Scott Simmons, President, Ontario Craft […]

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The Guelph Beer Bus rolls on

Mark your calendars for your next afternoon pub crawl! Traveling around the province for beer can be really difficult. For one thing, you’ve got to get to the brewery and home again in a socially responsible manner. That can prove […]

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Recipe: Seasonal Plum Tart

Paired with GoodLot’s Farmstead Ale Bonny Reichert—writer, editor, chef, recipe developer, food stylist and photographer—cooks from the heart. The changing weather and plums, which are in season in Ontario from July to October, always remind Reichert of her grandmother, who […]

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The best way to get a thick foam

Or, the science behind the LUKR Czech faucet As with any other pleasure in life, beer is enjoyed with all your senses. Even before tasting, you will appreciate its colour, brightness, haziness, and of course, head. Depending on the type […]

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