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

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West Avenue Cider has been turning some heads in a burgeoning Ontario craft cider scene. This hard cider, crafted from 100% Ontario heritage apples, took home the prize of Best Cider in Ontario by the Ontario Craft Cider Association this year. I had a 5 ounce glass on tap as part of a sampling flight

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I had an accidental, side-by-side taste testing of Bellwoods Brewery‘s heavy hitting Imperial India Pale Ale, Witchshark paired up with the equally delicious and potent Indie Alehouse‘s` own Imperial India Pale Ale, Cockpuncher. Accidental, in the sense that the waitress at Bar Hop brought me a tasting flight, and in my pursuit to keep the

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We recently tried to get into Bar Hop for a quick drink before Friday night dinner reservations, and failed miserably. But our perseverance paid off after dinner, and delicious beer & cider was our reward. I had some serious indecision this time around, so I opted for a flight of cider and beer. I sampled Spirit

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Toronto boasts a Distillery District, but the story of Toronto’s newest distillery takes place in an industrial corner of the Junction, near the Stockyards. Toronto Distillery Co is Toronto’s first new distillery to jump through the licensing hoops since 1933, not long after the temperance movement fizzled in Ontario. As a testament to the fact that

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