30 Days of Ontario Beer – Day 29 – Mill Street’s Bierschnaps


"The ghosts down here must be very happy that we're distilling again," joked Mill Street's head brewmaster, Joel Manning, as we sat down to discuss the brewery's new Beer Hall last month. He was referring to the bierschnaps distillery that Mill Street has added to their facility in the historic Distillery District which hasn't had… 

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30 Days of Ontario Beer – Day 27 – House Ales


They're tiny, with set-ups not especially larger than serious home brewers. But despite their diminutive size, they have arguably been behind much of the great innovation that has characterised the Ontario craft brewing scene over the past few years. These nano-breweries represent the newest generation of Ontario craft brewers and their focus is on making… 

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30 Days of Ontario Beer – Day 26 – The Craft Beer Pour


Earlier this month, Michael Di Caro and I put together a video that covered the idea that there is a certain science to matching styles of beer to shapes of glassware. It's part of a push we wanted to make this year to focus on helping educate the craft drinking public. In that video we… 

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The County Charmes Hogtown – County in the City 2013


Prince Edward County is Ontario's youngest official wine appellation, but what it lacks in experience it more than makes up in potential. As things have started to come together and mature, that potential has really started to show in the last handful of years. There seems to be a clear regional focus with Chardonnay and… 

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30 Days of Ontario Beer – Day 25 – Session Toronto


This year's Session Toronto event, the cap-off to OCB Week, changed venues from 99 Sudbury to the indoor-outdoor space at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. Nearly 40 Ontario breweries served their wares to an impressive crowd of dedicated craft beer fans.