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Spirits Untapped

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name

I started watching Cheers when I was a kid, and marveled at the idea of a place where everybody knows your name. As I got older (the show ran from 1982 until 1993 so I had already graduated from University... Continue Reading →

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 →

Stuck In The House Here With You: A Parody of “Stuck in the Middle with You”

When self-isolating, in your attempt to flatten the curve and spread of Covid-19, there are a few things you can do. You can support and order great craft beer from local brewers. (Seriously, if you're in Ontario, check out this... 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 →

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 →

Ghostly Tales From A Hamilton Bar

It's no secret that one of my favorite haunts in Hamilton is a bar called The Winking Judge (it is also often listed or referred to as Augusta's Winking Judge). I discovered it while researching for my 2012 book Haunted... Continue Reading →

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