Yearly Archives: 2017



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Last year, I managed to miss the inaugural edition of the Toronto Brew Fest. I was feeling low key, as one does towards the end of February and had decided to stay in. What became apparent on the twitter feed surrounding the event is that the reviews on the ground […]

Upcoming: Toronto Brew Fest 2017


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Sometimes, your relationship with a brewer starts out in a mildly contentious manner. That was certainly the case with Bell City and their Eureka Cream Ale. When they made their debut on the patio at the Rhino Summer Beer Fest in 2013, I remember having the following conversation with the […]

Bell City and Changeability





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If there was a thematic element to this edition of the Ontario Craft Beer Guide, it is probably to do with the life cycle of the startup brewery. Mark Murphy from Left Field asked me back in the summer if we were going to go back and revisit the breweries […]

Some Post 2nd Edition Thoughts