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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Liz’s 3 Most Memorable Beers – #1

When I first started calling myself a 'craft beer enthusiast' I started to notice that my interest in a beer waned the more it was readily available. A trip to the local Beer Store or LCBO was usually not the... 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 →

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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