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Hard Root Beer. It has taken America by storm. That is a figure of speech. If it is actually reigning Root Beer that's a sign of the apopcalypse. 2
(Ed. Note: This is a deeper dive than I intended on Root Beer. I am now sick to death of bloody wintergreen.) I always find alcohol trends fascinating. I remember the 90’s when Mike’s Hard Lemonade came out and engendered an entire wave of alcopop coolers that people enjoyed during […]

That’s Quite Enough Of Your Sassafras









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The best Ontario made beverage that I tasted over the course of the last three years wasn’t a beer. It was a cider. I had been signing copies of Lost Breweries of Toronto at the Only Café’s Winter Beer Fest in 2015 and I’d been sat next to the cider […]

Malus: A Forethought


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It sometimes feels as though I shall be inexorably writing about the launch of a brewpub at 75 Victoria Street. This will be the third time that I’m covering exactly that topic in the space of five years. Originally the building housed Michael Hancock’s Bavarian backed Denison’s brewpub, which lasted […]

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