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Canadian American Beer Festival

Canada and the United States aren't just good neighbors (ie, the world's longest unprotected border); but when we collaborate, we can do some tremendously good things together. And when breweries collaborate, they can also bring some truly stunning things to... Continue Reading →

A New Ripple In Beer Foam Art

Okay, I'll admit it. When I'm drinking a beer and there's no hearty conversation going on either with the people I'm drinking with or with the bartender or the regulars hanging out at the bar, after each sip I will... Continue Reading →

Friday the 13th and Beer

Here's wishing you a safe and uneventful Friday the 13th, outside of discovering new beers to try, that is. That's the type of event I can really get behind. But in the interest of avoiding bad luck, or at least... Continue Reading →

Blue Me at Moon River

Last summer (the summer of 2017), Liz and I drove from Ontario down through the Eastern United States on our way to a conference I was attending in Orlando, Florida. We figured it was the perfect opportunity to explore as... Continue Reading →

Beer Unboxing from Canada Craft Club

I have had a subscription to Canada Craft Club for a long time, and each month the box arrives, I delight in the opening of it. So when the box arrived yesterday, I thought it might be fun to record... Continue Reading →

Keeping a ‘Beer’-emory Alive

Memories are fascinating to me. How we can store and then recall specific elements of time and then discount and purge so many other moments. What prompts one moment to stand out? Especially, amidst so many other, seemingly similar, moments.... Continue Reading →

A Midwinter Night’s Drink: Eat, Drink and be Faerie

In much of Canada, there's a long dark period between Christmas and the spring thaw when it can be a "dark and depressing" monotony of short days, cold, snow and erratic weather. That's why we thought it might be fun... Continue Reading →

Last Year in Beer: Mark’s Experience – 2017

Because of the handy nature of my Untappd account, I’m able to either look up or export a report on all of the beers that I have recorded. I typically report about 99% of the new beers that I have.... Continue Reading →

And A Buck And A Half A Beer

This year Canada and the world lost a musical legend when Gord Downie, the lead singer and lyricist for The Tragically Hip passed away. A little more than a year earlier, CBC, which broadcast the final stop in Kingston, the... Continue Reading →

Because Beer 2017

Because Beer is an annual summertime beer festival that takes place in Hamilton at Pier 4 Park (64 Leander Drive). It is a wonderful opportunity for people to discover beers from a selection of hundreds of different taps and dozens... Continue Reading →

A Recent Gathering of Beer Friends

We recently hosted a party for a couple of friends who are getting married later this year. It was a "Shower" with a "fill the bar" theme. Given the couple's love for craft beer, the party itself had a very... Continue Reading →

899 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

I'm an avid "logger" on the social beer app UNTAPPD. And so, every year I like to take a quick review of my "past year in beer." Here's a quick look at it. Though I try NOT to check in the same... Continue Reading →

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