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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 →

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 →

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 →

Mark’s 3 Most Memorable Beers – #3

This post is in response to Liz's cool question about Your 3 Most Memorable Beers. This is my third post in that series. (Here's the first & Here's the second) I normally write horror. Perhaps that's why my other two "most memorable" beer stories... Continue Reading →

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 →

Liz’s 3 Most Memorable Beers – #2

Spicy chili, ginger and lime in a wit beer. The description of this beer from Ballast Point Brewery highlighted a key word that initially turned me off......wit.  Early on, as I tried different styles of beers, I recognized that I had... Continue Reading →

Your 3 Most Memorable Beers

When I first started investigating the incredible offerings of the craft beer world I was introduced to the app, Untappd. Akin to FaceBook for beer lovers, the app allows users to chronicle their beer drinking, see what 'friends' are enjoying, determine... Continue Reading →

A Nightmare on Mill Street

I know it's a bit early in the season to post about pumpkin beer, but because August just popped its head in and said "Surprise, I'm here!" my mind is already racing forward to thinking about the wonderful seasonal beers that... Continue Reading →

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