It’s been getting quite cold out there and with the temperature dropping my palate tends to change a bit. I go from craving IPAs and blondes to absolutely NEEDING anything smoked and as black as my soul. In comes Blacksmith Smoked Porter by Highlander Brew Co. I am definitely stretching our definition of ‘Toronto’ when… Read More


Not too long ago I participated in an #onbeerchat on twitter. If you haven’t before, give it a try. It’s every Tuesday at 8pm EST and lasts for an hour. We discuss various topics to do with Ontario beer and fun is had by all. We’re hosting tonight’s chat (November 25) on glassware. One of… Read More


Important Notice: The beer used in this review was given to us free by the brewery. This will not affect the review but we want to keep our readers as informed as possible. I first experienced Sweetgrass’s Golden Ale last year during a ’12 Beers of Christmas’ event at the Gladstone. They were giving away samples while… Read More


After a wonderful Icelandic dinner at Luma me and Shawna decided to have some after dinner beers over at Bar Hop. The first beer I sampled was called ‘Nutcracker’ by Black Oak Brewing. The beer was sampled in a balloon glass on tap. Atmosphere was standard Bar Hop. Lots of folks around all enjoying great… Read More


We are excited to announce that Toronto Booze Hound and Amsterdam Brewery are giving away a #Dam6pack! You can win a free 6-pack of any of Amsterdam’s core brands (listed below) and all you have to do is tweet! Here’s how it works: 1) You follow both @TOBoozeHound and @amsterdambeer on Twitter. 2) You tweet why you… Read More