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5000 Beers

It's no secret that I've long been a huge fan of the app Untappd. Because I enjoy tracking and rating the many different beers I love to try both locally and when I travel, the app has given me so... Continue Reading →

Recent Live Beer Tastings

During the self-isolation, quarantine, and lock-down situation facing the world, one of the things Liz and I have tried to do was order from as many local breweries as we could. It's not like we weren't already doing that prior... Continue Reading →

Message on a Bottle

How cool is this? Get your short story published on a beer label. Refined Fool Brewing in Sarnia is hosting a short story contest to help celebrate fellow local independent business The Book Keeper. They make great beers, and already... Continue Reading →

Happy Friday the 13th – Sept 2019

Happy Friday the 13th. Did you know that the superstition surrounding the fear of Friday the 13th is compiled up an intriguing selection of different fears and beliefs which form a recipe for a super superstition? The main ones are... Continue Reading →

Canadian Beer Day

A new initiative to annually celebrate one of Canada's most beloved products, beer, has been announced by Beer Canada, a brewery trade organization. Occurring on the first Wednesday before Thanksgiving each year (Canadian Thanksgiving, in October, of course), Canadian Beer... Continue Reading →

Last Year in Beer: Mark’s Experience – 2018

Though it's late in January, on Jan 1st I took some snapshots of my previous 365 days in beer via Untappd. I check in all unique (or, I should say, perhaps about 98% of all unique beers I try. Occasionally... Continue Reading →

Because Beer 2018

One of our annual "cannot miss" local beer festivals is the Because Beer Craft Beer Festival at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. As usual, every year there are new added elements that make it that much better. And, no, I'm... Continue Reading →

Never-Ending Foam

The other day when I was recording a live Facebook beer tasting video things went wrong. The beer I had just opened, a delicious and boozy Houblen Dobbelen IPA Tripel from The Ticketybrew Company, started foaming and just wouldn't stop.... Continue Reading →

Liquid Art Fest 2018

On Saturday, Liz and I were at the afternoon session of the Liquid Art Fest held at Collective Arts Brewery in Hamilton, Ontario. To use the Untappd rating system, we would give this festival a very strong 5 out of... Continue Reading →

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