Spirits Untapped

Investigating the spirit and spirits of bars & breweries



Posts about specific locations and locales

Bold & Beautiful Tastes at Brux House

At the western end of the main "action" area of Locke Street (at Hunter) in Hamilton sits a beautiful building bursting with inspiration from the European beer belt. With a fun look and an extensive selection of premium bottles of unique craft beers... Continue Reading →

Crazy Over Krisp

One of the first bars that we visited when we were in San Diego this past July was The Hopping Pig Gastropub in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown. The bar was quiet as it was mid afternoon when we walked... Continue Reading →

An Unexpected Bolt of Fun

A common theme that you'll likely read about on Spirits Untapped will include the amazingly wonderful things that can happen when one is open to new experiences and following slightly uncharted paths when exploring. Liz and I do a LOT of... Continue Reading →

Last Castle Brewing Co

The other day we took a road trip South East from Hamilton to hit a few different breweries, with the end destination of Port Stanley in mind, so we could enjoy a nice walk along the beautiful beach there. Of... Continue Reading →

Half Door Brewing

We absolutely loved hanging out at Half Door Brewing, and not just because of the wonderful atmosphere -- this brewery and restaurant/bar on the corner of Island and 9th in downtown San Diego looks more like the two story house... Continue Reading →

Modern Times Beer

YES, those are comic books covering the back wall of Modern Times Brewing in San Diego. Just one of many fun and novelty-inspired additions that make for a fun atmosphere. Might as well enjoy the sights as much as you're... Continue Reading →

Lowertown Brewery

Here's a picture of Barnaby Bones enjoying a nice IPA on the patio at Lowertown Brewery in the market in Ottawa, Ontario shortly after the book launch for my most recent book Creepy Capital: Ghost Stories of Ottawa and the National... Continue Reading →

One of Our Favourite Haunts

  The Winking Judge in Hamilton, Ontario is one of our favourite haunts. I first learned about this bar when I was researching for Haunted Hamilton (2012). Ever since I discovered their rotating 22 Ontario craft beer taps, I have haunted the place... Continue Reading →

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