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Investigating the spirit and spirits of bars & breweries

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Posts about specific locations and locales

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 →

The Good Old Spirit at the Hoodoo Bash

"If you're afraid, then you better stay home 'Cause there's no turning back once the dice are cast Lovers and strangers will all go thru changes When they get the good, old spirit down at the Hoodoo Bash" - Peter... Continue Reading →

Pizza Heaven And Beer Magic

Earlier this week, Liz took me to a "new" pizza place she had recently discovered. (I say "new" because it has been there for a while now, but it is still new to us). I've already returned there a second... Continue Reading →

The Cross Brewery House

The building that is now known as the Rouge Restaurant and was designated as a Municipal and Provincial Heritage Site in 1973 was originally built in 1891 by A.E. Cross in a Calgary neighborhood now known as Inglewood. Originally from... 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 →

Nique: A Unique Hamilton Spot

Their website says that NIQUE is not just a restaurant. We'd agree with that. It's far more. They also talk about their delicious food in a comfortable environment with a strong sense of community. We're also 100% behind that. There's... Continue Reading →

Skulls and Passion for Beer

In our frequent visits to various breweries and great beer locales, Liz and I discovered 5 Paddles Brewing Company in Whitby. It was immediately apparent, almost from the moment we walked in, that we were stepping into a place where the passion... Continue Reading →

Chores Turned Into Beer Tours

I love it when you can turn a simple chore into something more. A few weeks ago, Liz agreed to pick up a good friend near midnight at Pearson airport in Toronto. Since I work in Toronto, we thought it might... Continue Reading →

Whitewater Friendly Fun

The other week, when Liz and I took off on an MLA (Mark & Liz Adventure), the destination for the end of our first day of travel was Whitewater Brewing Company in Forester's Falls, Ontario. The Brew Pub, which is... Continue Reading →

Doing One Thing Really Really Well

I've long been a fan of Steam Whistle, and promise to write a longer post about the great relationship I've had with the good folks there over the years, including the direct delivery of kegs to my house that I... Continue Reading →

Three Ghosts on Tap at Calgary’s Rose & Crown Pub

Originally a funeral home that was built in the 1920's the Rose & Crown Pub is now a large neighbourhood pub with a bustling outdoor patio that overlooks 4th Street Southwest in downtown Calgary, multiple rooms and levels to enjoy... Continue Reading →

Priceless Collections at Collective Arts

Before my more bold adventures into the enjoyment of craft beer, one fun thing I liked to do when traveling was wanting to try the local beer. Beer that you just couldn't get "back home" or beer that was unique to... Continue Reading →

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