Last week, several members of the Spotlight team had the opportunity to catch up with Nathan Cameron, national beverage manager for Prime Restaurants. Prime is the large national group that owns and operates popular pint pubs like Fionn Macool’s and Bier Markt.
While these beer halls have long been home to what Cameron calls your more “sessionable beers,” he also notes the massive shift of the broader drinking public across the city, towards the unique and interesting flavours offered by Ontario’s craft brewers. So much so, in fact, that even larger chains are taking note, by offering an ever increasing selection of Ontario’s finest.
In this 30 Days of Ontario Beer special video installment, Spotlight Toronto asks one of the city’s top bar-men—over a pint of Muskoka Brewery’s Mad Tom IPA of course—for his take on the growth, importance and enjoyment, of Ontario craft beer.
Written by J.D. Ney
After years of editorial positions with two of Canada’s leading food and hospitality magazines, J.D. decided to get out of the professional journalism game, but found that he couldn’t leave the writing–to say nothing of the food and drink business–behind for good. Combining a passion for fine food and better beverages, with a keen eye for the broader story and culinary trends across the city, J.D.’s work can be read here at Spotlight, and you can follow him on Twitter.