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The Only Prescription is More Cowbell

The other day on a trip through Blyth, Ontario to our camping spot at Point Farms Provincial Park, Liz and I were fortunate enough to make a stop at Cowbell Brewing Company, which is situated on the corners of Highways... Continue Reading →

Three Cheers for Beers N Fears

Just a few weeks ago, if you happened to visit one of a handful of special breweries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, you might have discovered a unique merger of books and beer that sets this particular beer and book... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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