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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 […]

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 […]

barVolo’s got the funk, Cantillon’s got the (branding) flava

We came for the Zwanze, we stayed for the 30-some-odd funky and sour beers available on tap. barVolo, Toronto’s watering-hole of choice for the local craft beer community, was given the special honour of hosting a Cantillion Zwanze Day Sept. 14. The bar was one of 46 selected worldwide to serve the rare beer. Two […]

Branders, brewers and artists collaborate to launch Collective Arts Brewing

The Brewery: Collective Arts Brewing Mention “culture” in craft beer circles and you’re likely to get an elaborate earful about yeast and fermentation. Thanks to the two creatives behind the recently launched Collective Arts Brewing, however, culture and craft beer are fused together under the clever guise of a six-pack turned art gallery. Inspired by their […]