Monthly Archives: October 2013

Toronto festival taps into cask beer trend

A cask beer revival has been taking place in the U.K. for several decades now. And if the turnout at this year’s Cask Days is any indication, it’s becoming more popular on this side of the pond too. More than 4,500 people flocked to North America’s largest cask beer festival at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works […]

Big-city chef goes country for craft cider

The Cidery: West Avenue Cider Company It may be premature for a beer blog in its infancy to swap one muse for another. But there’s a new cider on the otherwise beer-soaked bar and restaurant circuit in Toronto, and it’s turning heads in the craft beer community. Husband-and-wife team Chris Haworth and Amy Robson are seasoned […]

Breweries seize the stein to boost brands

Oktoberfest is more than an opportunity for craft breweries to celebrate all things Deutschland. The yearly event is also a chance to market memorable experiences to consumers. Oktoberfest events raise brand awareness, boost brand loyalty, and create brand keepsakes in the form of oversized steins. Below are three Ontario craft breweries that seized the Oktoberfest […]

Good Morning Mr. Fischer

The sun has set on Oktoberfest. The 16-day festival wrapped up earlier this month, leaving revelers with fond (yet faded) memories, and their souvenir steins to relive the Deutsche-inspired debacle. My husband and I were recently gifted a pottery stein from his parents in Australia. This particular jug has seen many pints. It originally came […]

barVolo celebrates 25 years, and counting…

barVolo recently celebrated 25 years of business among industry friends and loyal patrons. Owner Ralph Morana marked the occasion by collaborating with local brewers to create the evening’s line-up of beers. Quebec’s Trou du Diable contributed to the event with a barVolo 25th Anniversary Ale – a special sour blend. barVolo opened its doors as […]

New brewery builds brand foundation, block by block

The Brewery: Block Three Brewing Company There’s a new brewery on the block. Block Three Brewing Company recently opened its doors in St. Jacobs, Ontario, offering tourists and antique hunters a place to whet their whistles, as well as a source to fill up growlers and take away bottles. The brewery – which is housed […]