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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 →

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 →

Welly Cask Fest 2017

Founded in 1985, Wellington Brewery is one of Canada's oldest independent craft microbrewery and  was one of the first North American breweries to revive the ancient technique of brewing cask-conditioned beer (also known as English style "Real Ales"). We first discovered... 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 →

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 →

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