What is ‘wild’ yeast, and why is it all the rage in wine, beer and cider?

March 28th, 2017|Learn, PEOPLE|

Originally published in the Globe and Mail February 27, 2016 A single grapevine teems with life. There’s the fruit, of course, but I’m mainly talking about the tens of millions of microscopic bits of yeast, fungi and bacteria clinging to [...]

Brewers on Ice! Beer Sisters’ Charity Hopspiel raises $7125

March 22nd, 2017|Learn, PEOPLE|

On International Women’s Day (March 8th, 2017) 24 teams of breweries, beer bars and event organizers brought their sparkly sweaters and sliders to compete in the 5th Annual Beer Sisters’ Charity Hopspiel, a curling tournament raising $7125 for the Native [...]