News and Notes: May 3, 2024

You know, the simple fact of the matter is that sometimes nothing happens for a couple of weeks. That isn’t to say that there aren’t events and releases. It’s certainly not to say that there aren’t pieces being moved around […]

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Pandemic Side Hustle

How two Ontario breweries launched ready-to-drink brands their way The Birth of Great Lakes Spirits When the pandemic hit last spring, Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) decided to collect all of the full kegs they had in the market and replace […]

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Beer festivals: What are they good for?

Barrels served dual duty as decoration and also home from some of Indie's great beer.

A few days before Christmas I found myself at the annual Indie Alehouse Stout Night. It’s hazardous and flawed to think a particular beer style belongs exclusively to a certain season — that goes especially for stout where many low-ABV […]

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Three winter beer events in Toronto

As the weather gets colder the temptation to stay in with a snifter of barleywine sets in. That’s fair, but we also love a good winter-season beer event. Here are three good ones coming up in Toronto. Great Lakes Christmas […]

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