Craft Beer


Terroir 10 + Muskoka Brewery

There are many reasons to celebrate — and in terms of the hospitality industry, Terroir nailed it once again. Bringing together creative minds and skillful hands, Monday was filled with vibrant displays, elevated flavour profiles, like-minded enthusiasts, and inspiring speakers. Overall, it was an incredibly rewarding day. Of course, I had an appreciation for eachRead more
Legendary Oddity

The Legendary Oddity is Moving Across Ontario

Let’s revel, spring has sprung once again, and with it, the warmth and greenery will return — that is, once Canadian Mother Nature makes up her mind. After the snow melts, spring will breathe much-needed life into all of us. This season also brings the legend that is Muskoka’s Legendary Oddity. For those of you whoRead more
Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival

Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival

Retro snowsuits, food trucks, toasted marshmallows, toques, good company, beers, beers and more beers – what do all of these elements have in common? The Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival, of course, pumping enthusiastic Ontarians full of suds while they hang with their tipsy and slightly cold mates. Once everyone poured in, it was timeRead more
Autumn Magazine Issue

Kitchen Sippin’ – Cooking with Beer

When you think of beer, you probably don’t visualize a piece of decadent cake, a slab of ribs, or a hearty soup, do you? Well, you may picture a frosty pint to accompany these foods – but what about cooking with that pint of liquid gold? Even better yet, why not sip your brew whileRead more
Beer and Cheese Pairing

Beer and Cheese Pairing Cheat Sheet

Canadians love beer, there’s no doubt about that – what else do we love? CHEEEEEEEESE. In fact, 98 percent of us Canucks eat it regularly and the average Canadian is consuming just over 25 pounds of cheese a year. When you pair all that cheese with well-craft local brews, you’re livin’ the dream. To amp upRead more
Health Benefits of Craft Beer

A Craft Beer a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Beer and health benefits in the same sentence? If you’re thinking, Krista, you’re full of shyt – today is your lucky day. It’s true, beer does offer positive effects on your health. Just know that before you start hooking up an Imperial Stout intravenous drip, I’m not going to tell you to stop eating your vegetablesRead more

Farm-to-Brewery: A Hops Love Story

Is it really almost the end of October? Unreal. This month has been overly busy and the excitement surrounding the election and the Blue Jays has somehow made time speed-up. We may not have swept the World Series, but what a season. The city came to life and there was no better catch phrase toRead more
Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Thanksgiving weekend is now done and dusted – everyone is feeling that extra oomph of gratitude. It’s a contagious feeling, as you take a moment to think about how lucky you are. Good family and friends, positive health, a great career, the list goes on and on. There’s no doubt that I’m thankful for allRead more
Toronto Craft Brew Cruise

Craft Beer Cruisin’

A couple of weekends ago we were pirates for the day. Well, not really, because instead of downing rum from a barrel, beer cans were being cracked and kegs were being run dry. Drinking Ontario craft beers while cruising Toronto’s harbourfront, can’t really think of a better Saturday. This year marked the second annual TorontoRead more
Samuel Adam's Rebel IPA

A Weekend with Rebel IPA

Steve here, just wanted to show some love for one of the breweries that helped kickstart the craft beer revolution. After enjoying Rebel IPA this past weekend, we wanted to give a shout out to Samuel Adams and discuss the beauty of hops. More specifically, U.S. hop varieties: Chinook, Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, and Amarillo. TheRead more
Pairing Beer with Food

Pairing Beer with Food

When you’re drinking an afternoon IPA, it’s always nice to have a little something to nibble on. With leftover rib meat, we made a spicy pork flatbread with all the fixin’s. Before I give you the scoop on the flatbread itself, let’s focus on what flavours work well with various beers. That way, you canRead more
Craft Beer Revolution

The Craft Beer Revolution Is Something Special

Craft breweries have been popping up all over the globe and they’re building a large community with them. Never before have we had access to so many unique and independently crafted beers. People are now seeking good tasting, well-crafted brews instead of mass produced piss. We attended a beer festival this past weekend and it wasRead more
Sawdust City Brewing Co.

Sawdust City Brewing Co.

For anybody who enjoys good beer and the Muskoka region, you have to plan a day to the Sawdust City Brewery. Steve and I are always trying new beers so it’s only natural that we came across Sawdust City’s Lone Pine IPA one day. Sawdust City’s Lone Pine IPA exceeded our expectations which is howRead more
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Beavertown Black Betty Black IPA

Behind this amazing beer is an even more amazing story. Each brewmaster has their own special reason for jumping into the craft beer industry and Beavertown’s brew genius is no exception. Once a musician, Logan Plant is now a successful brewmaster and businessman. You may recognize his name, as he is no other than Robert Plant’s son.Read more
Lone Pine IPA

Lone Pine IPA, Get Slapped across the Face in the Best Possible Way

For all you true beer lovers out there, this beauty will awaken your senses. Lone Pine is a West Coast Style American IPA. With an IBU of 65, it packs a punch, but man is it ever tasty. In fact, this beer took home The Brewmaster’s Choice award last year at the Golden Tap awards.Read more



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