Last July, I celebrated turning 30-something in the best possible way. We hosted a beer and cheese event, and we got a few non-beer drinkers to expand their palates and find something they could enjoy. We’re responsible hosts, so water was offered between each sampling. Samples were 3-4 oz. each. Here’s an Ontario dominated beer… Read More


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


Louis Cifer Brew Works is the new kid on the brew pub block. So new, in fact, that the legal red tape for brewing on site has not been completely sorted out. For now, brewing is actually happening offsite at Railway City Brewery Co in St. Thomas, ON, while glistening fully functional brewing equipment patiently awaits… 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