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Published on October 13th, 2017 | by OBN Staff

Your 64: Edition XIII

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 – 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.

Here’s to the weekend; here’s to YOUR 64.– Allegra

Why Craft Lagers are the New Rage in the Brewing Scene

While this article reads a bit 101, I love the spotlight on craft lager. I too need a rest from the 9% quadruple-hopped IPA. Hit me with some sessionability, folks!

Adding my own two cents here, can I please implore brewers to bring the lager love to the dark side and hit me up with some black/dark lagers? Shout out to Side Launch Brewing Company’s Dark Lager, one of my favourite brews of all time.

TOAST: Beer Brewed From Bakery Scraps

Anthony Bourdain’s new documentary, Wasted, the story of food and waste is now out and highlights the great work of Hambleton Ales and their beer, TOAST.

Brewing with actual bread isn’t a new thing, but using would-be landfill scraps to make delicious beer? Now that’s environmentalism I can get behind.

On This Day in 1810: The First Oktoberfest

I’m a huge history nerd and I would adore going back in time to be a part of this epic Bavarian romp (a lively or boisterous frolic) that, at its inception, featured horse racing watched by over 40,000 people!

(I’ll pass on the cholera, though.)

We Need a New Way to Talk About Sour Beer

This article is on point; with the market being flooded by sours these days, there is a major gap to be filled in knowledge not just of the public, but of the specific styles within the “sour beer” family.

“Saying, ‘I want a sour beer’ is like if someone asked you what you want for dinner tonight and you said, ‘I want meat,’” Touché, my friend.

24 Hour Beer

At first I thought this hipster garbage was legit a beer they had brewed in 24 hours. THANK GOD they are not that stupid.

Having said that, this quote scares me slightly: “Craft beers are more popular then [sic] ever in Los Angeles, but their overly complex flavor profiles can be a turnoff for beer drinkers…”

The Best Boozy Advent Calendars

It’s never too early to plan ahead… shockingly enough there are only 73 days until the holidays (I know) so why not browse the internet’s best boozy advent calendars?

The beer one is legit ON GROUPON! Call all your UK pals and beg them to help you out.

Look at this: pumpkin or winter, Brooklyn Brewery’s got you covered  Image result for heart eye emoji

Make this: pumpkin beer cheese dip (sorry.)


Listen to this: Everybody Knows This is Nowhere – Neil Young (currently up for the Slaight Music Polaris Heritage Prize)

Cheers to Your 64: Well, I wore a coat this week so I guess I can go to my porter and stout shelf in my cellar!

I’ve been waiting for a weekend like this to enjoy our US friends Great Lakes Brewing Co’s Edmund Fitzgerald’s Porter ever since I bought it last year in North Carolina.

Trying to lay low this weekend, however, in preparation for Toronto-based cask days next weekend. Cheers!

Allegra Swanson t: @ayoungvoice  i: @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.

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