Hangover Cure

Hangovers and Filthy Breakfasts

We’ve all been there. One casual drink with your mates, somehow turning into ten. You’re loving life, catching up and laughing as the pints continue to flow.

Then it happens – you fall asleep.

As you dream about god knows what, your body curses your name for such abuse. You wake up, feeling as though a truck hit you. Classic hangover. Besides sunglasses, lemon water, and coffee, what else do you want? A filthy breakfast, of course, one that should only be consumed once in a blue moon.

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Wet-hopping

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 to describe what we experienced, we most certainly came together. In the world of food and drink, autumn offers it all. Although there’s so much to reflect on, I want to highlight the hops harvesting season. That true farm-to-brewery experience which offers brewers access to the freshest hops and beer enthusiasts delicious, strictly seasonal brews.

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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 all of the above, but I’m also thankful for this season in its entirety. So much good food, so many good beers. To celebrate the crisp autumn air and changing leaves, let’s raise our pint glasses to Flying Monkeys – Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Ale and get to the bottom of all this pumpkin madness.

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Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

The time has come to pop that big ol’ bird in the oven. If the host of your dinner is anything like my Oma, they won’t let you do anything, even though you know it’s far too much for them to do on their own. Thanksgiving is all about spending time with your family and friends, having a few drinks, and being thankful that you get to fill your belly. If the cook is a slave in the kitchen, sweating into the gravy, that’s no fun for them. This is why I stress, don’t show up empty-handed.

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Autumn Magazine Issue

Autumn Issue

Ste and I let out a big sigh of relief yesterday, as our first issue of The Food and Drink Adventure was released. Click here, if you want your free copy. Our goal was to capture the aromas and flavours of autumn, based on seasonal food and drink. Changing leaves, crisp air, and seasonal beer are all something to celebrate. From Oktoberfest to autumn-inspired pulled pork and apple chilli chutney, you won’t go hungry either. Raise a glass to autumn before you blink and snow is all you see.

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Organic Week

Organic Week, Get Involved

Organic Week is now in full-swing. Canadians across the country are getting involved, celebrating organic food and the farmers who provide these nutrient-dense and environmentally conscious ingredients. Before we get into the details of this exciting week, there’s a question on many minds, does purchasing organic really make a difference? I assure you that opting for organic isn’t a trendy phenomenon, but don’t take my word for it, get involved and see for yourself.

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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 Toronto Craft Brew Cruise and based on all the enthusiastic beer drinkers, I’m sure it won’t be the last.

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Sangria ingredient checklist

Sangria Ingredient Checklist

When I think about a jug of sangria, I think about friends, the sun, booze-soaked fruit, and Spanish tapas. A couple weekends ago we had 75 percent of those things going on. We may not have had Spanish tapas, but we had steaks from our local butcher. Summer is coming to an end and although the temperature may be dropping, who says you can’t still enjoy sangria? This sangria ingredient checklist is all you need to make a batch.

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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. The long weekend may be over (or bank holiday for anyone back home), but our love for Rebel IPA has just begun.

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