Published on August 11th, 2017 | by Allegra Swanson
Your 64: Edition VTweet
Your 64 – a weekly roundup of beer stories and news outside Ontario to inspire you for the 64 hours from Friday at 5pm to Monday at 9am – curated by Allegra Swanson.
As someone who’s a huge fan of the craft beer industry in Ontario, I have some beer education (shout out to Prud’homme L1!) and two paper certificates crowning me the beer mile champion (2016, 2017, nbd) but lack a role in the industry or how to properly explain the subtle terroir of the hops making up your IPA. Whatever.
Here’s to the weekend; here’s to YOUR 64.
SOMEONE CALL BRAD ROSS AT THE TTC IMMEDIATELY.
This is such click bait I barely included it, but it’s also great that Heinecken is fighting back because honestly. [Heads up that the photo of the geckos isn’t for the faint of heart.]
With the rise of craft beer, there are some stubborn Brits who just want a pint of Guiness and to watch the football match, damn it! A great feature on some British pubs that refuse to change.
As someone who works in the music industry, I am fiercely passionate about ensuring musicians are compensated for their work. In order to build a successful business, many breweries are looking to the local community for singer songwriters to host live music in their taprooms. The licensing of this music can be very expensive, however. A bit of a drier, long-form read, but a very important issue you don’t see in the media often.
To answer your question, yes – this is brewed with actual chicken so vegetarians need not apply. Before you roll your eyes too far back in your head, this wild brew was a collaboration between Evil Twin and the Veil Brewing so it’s likely passable. Sadly it’s rumoured that it does not, in fact, “taste like chicken.”
Upon seeing an ad for a Masskrugstemmen or “steinholding” contest in Cleveland, it made me wonder what the history would be. Naturally, there’s a US Steinholding Association. As a beer miler, I respect a good set of rules. You’ll need a full 1L beer stein at about 5.5 pounds, a straight arm held aloft, and if you want to beat the record? Hold it longer than 19 minutes and 15 seconds.
Look at this: courtesy of @meritbrewing (shout out to my pal Tej at Merit; one of the most stunning brewery instagram accounts)
Make this: Whole wheat garlic and herb bread
Listen to this: A little shout-out to the top ten finalists in the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class program I manage that were just announced on August 10th. Check out the hottest up and coming artists in Canada:
Cheers to Your 64: From out in Prince Edward Island I salute you with a Strawberry Rhubarb Witbier from Upstreet Craft Brewing; a welcome new addition to the Island’s craft beer scene opened a few years ago by a friend of the family’s son in law. (Pro tip: On the Island, everyone knows each other.)
|Allegra Swanson – @ayoungvoice|
Your 2016, 2017 Toronto Beer Mile Champion. Manager, Planning & Development at The JUNO Awards. All around runner, knitter, canlit reader + all things craft beer.