30 Days of Ontario Beer – Day 11 – OCB Week Preview


The 2013 version of Ontario Craft Beer Week launches on Father's Day weekend. For its fourth year the week-plus has an event list that has climbed into the hundreds. To help sort through the tap takeovers, beer dinners, and day-long festivals we've put together a brief preview that features some of our favourites from past years.  … 

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30 Days of Ontario Beer – Day 10 – Silversmith


It's housed inside a disused Anglican church, brews an unusual flagship beer and is located in the heart of Niagara wine country. On the surface Silversmith is anything but your typical Ontario craft brewery. But dig a little deeper and you'll find the story which sparked many craft breweries to success—a couple of friends with… 

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30 Days of Ontario Beer – Day 9 – Cellaring Beer


A significant change to our 30 Days of Ontario Beer feature for 2013 is a shift in our message from making the case to readers that craft beer is worth trying, towards content that helps everyone fine-tune their appreciation. Today's post about beer cellaring is a great example of a post based on "how to"… 

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Sake 101: a Crash Course


Recently the Fermenting Cellar in Toronto's Distillery District hosted the largest festival celebrating sake in the country. With over 100 sakes available to taste from Japan, the USA and Canada as well as 13 Toronto restaurants, the second annual Kampai Toronto was the place to be for anyone who loves Japan's national drink, cuisine and… 

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30 Days of Ontario Beer – Day 8 – Beer Restaurants Part 1


Restaurants across the city have played a crucial role in the booming Ontario craft beer scene. Over the years, public interest in beer has encouraged many eateries to pay attention to their brew lists.

30 Days of Ontario Beer – Day 7 – Great Craft Beer for Cheap


Craft beer is made carefully, from quality ingredients, on a small scale. All of those factors mean that it costs much more to produce a pint of your local brewery's pale ale than one of the macrobewery's fizzy, international lager. That said, there are times when a bar wants to clear inventory or say thanks… 

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