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

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 [...]

March 28th, 2017|Learn, PEOPLE|

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

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 [...]

March 22nd, 2017|Learn, PEOPLE|

Win Your Need-to-Know Guide to Ontario Beer

It's been over 20 years since someone wrote a guidebook to beer in Ontario. Back then, there were only 13 microbreweries, and about 20 brewpubs. The changes we've seen in beer styles and culture since then have been revolutionary. With 176 [...]

April 20th, 2016|CONTESTS & GIVEAWAYS, Learn, PEOPLE, REVIEWS, Uncategorized|