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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Blue Me at Moon River

Last summer (the summer of 2017), Liz and I drove from Ontario down through the Eastern United States on our way to a conference I was attending in Orlando, Florida. We figured it was the perfect opportunity to explore as... Continue Reading →

Your Brain on Alcohol

We were laughing about the pair of Facebook live videos that I shot a few weeks ago when we were investigating the beer and music scene in Portland at the White Eagle Cafe and Saloon. Of course, I never noticed... Continue Reading →

We’d Need A Giant Beer To Go With This Pizza

Las Vegas has come onto my radar a lot in the past six months. Not that long ago, a 20 Books to 50K writer's conference took place there, a great speaker I met in the fall of 2017 and am... 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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