30DaysONBeer – Day 26

Food Fridays: Hardy's When he was interviewing for the stint he did working in a kitchen in Italy John Hardy III replied to the standard “what do you cook best?” question with “barbecue”. Maybe not what a Roman chef wants to hear but good news for the residents of St. Clair West near the soon-to-open… 

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30DaysONBeer – Day 22

Brewery Profile: Granite Brewery After leaving Great Lakes Brewery our final stop on the van-assisted craft beer crawl organised by the OCTA was North Toronto’s Granite Brewery. The Granite is a northern outpost for beer aficionados (within the City limits of Toronto at least) but at Mount Pleasant and Eglinton is still accessible by subway… 

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30DaysONBeer – Day 21

Bottle Find: Grand River Galt Knife Old Style Lager My sub-conscious selector for the bottle find space seems drawn to beers that defy categorisation. For week one we have the Festivale altbier from Beau’s which is an ale from Germany, a country that predominantly produces lagers. This week, another multiple threat: The Galt Knife Old… 

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30DaysONBeer – Day 19

Food Fridays: Allen's on Danforth For this installment of Food Fridays we had lunch on the back patio at Allen’s. Between the giant weeping willows and the built-in wood seating this is one of this city’s most civilised and comfortable spaces to eat during warm, summer days. Owner John Maxwell's Irish-American saloon style restaurant has… 

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30DaysONBeer – Day 15

Brewery Profile: Great Lakes Beer Great Lakes is Toronto’s oldest craft brewery and has a wide range of beers. They were the second stop an a recent outing with Craft Brewery Tours in Ontario that was organised by the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance. After a tour of the brewing facilities, Brewmaster Adrian Popowycz and Chief… 

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30DaysONBeer – Day 13

Panel: Cider Drinkers Our second instalment in the 30 Days of Ontario Beer panel series was a departure, I think, from the expected. This time we talked to people who don’t like beer. I got together with Joel, Lauren, and Bev, three friends who are consistent about their eating and tweeting habits, on the Entourage-esque… 

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30DaysONBeer – Day 8

Old Credit Brewing Company in Port Credit, Ontario is owned and operated by Aldo Lista and has been making craft beer differently since 1994. Their principal distinction is that all of their beer undergoes an extended fermentation and aging in below zero degrees Celsius conditions. This ice beer treatment–Old Credit is the only ice brewer… 

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