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Old Toronto’s iron fist of beer

Published on September 1st, 2012 | by OBN Staff

Old Toronto in the ’50s was so goody-goody that beer stores were prohibited from advertising their “sinful” brew. And you needed a license to purchase the even more sinful liquor. You could, of course, go to ... Read More


Culture

Canadian beer quote of the month

Published on September 1st, 2012 | by OBN Staff

A reporter asked Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Tim Burke if had a particular type of beer he’d like to be showered with in Regina: “I’m more of an IPA (India Pale Ale) fan, myself. I like ... Read More


Events

Wellington’s Realist Party – September 22, 2012

Published on August 31st, 2012 | by OBN Staff

Wellington Brewery in Guelph, ON hosts their annual Realist Party on Saturday, Septermber 22, 2012, offering beer samples, food, and brewery tours. Touted as their annual customer appreciate party, beer lovers can share an afternoon sampling ... Read More


Culture

A good rant on [American] ‘chick beer’

Published on August 30th, 2012 | by OBN Staff

I have been doing a lot of research and reading lately on women in craft beer. It started with my Ignite Fort Collins talk, but I have continued exploring this area because it is so interesting ... Read More


Culture

Mill St. Autumn Harvest pack available September 4

Published on August 30th, 2012 | by OBN Staff

Mill St. Brewery’s Autumn Harvest 6-pack will be available Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Included will be their Nightmare on Mill St. Pumpkin Ale and Oktoberfest Marzen. The seasonable sampler will be available at the LCBO or ... Read More


Breweries

How Molson Coors turns doubters into advocates

Published on August 30th, 2012 | by OBN Staff

This is a guest post from Ferg Devins, Chief Public Affairs Officer at Molson Coors in Canada.On occasion in social media, our team will bump into comments that suggest that Molson Coors is “less than” what craft or micro brewers ... Read More


Economy

Looser ON booze laws: Jeff Carefoote v. Catherine Zahn

Published on August 29th, 2012 | by OBN Staff

For looser laws: Jeff Carefoote, owner and president of Toronto’s independent Amsterdam Brewery Ontario allowing convenience stores to sell alcohol would provide a much-needed convenience aspect to the purchase of alcohol in many places, as its ... Read More


Culture

Five rules for rare beer

Published on August 29th, 2012 | by OBN Staff

In talking to some people I realized my view on rare or hard to get beer might be a little bit different that the average person’s so I thought I’d share my five basic rules I ... Read More


Beers

Amsterdam launches Calm Before the Storm Mild

Published on August 28th, 2012 | by OBN Staff

Toronto’s Amsterdam Brewing today launched Calm Before the Storm, a 3.2% ABV English Mild, part of their Adventure Brews Series. Calm Before the Storm is based upon Amsterdam’s 10% ABV Tempest Imperial Stout: A Tempest, by definition, is a ... Read More


Beers

Launch of Beau’s fall seasonal NightMarzen

Published on August 28th, 2012 | by OBN Staff

Local microbrewery prepares to release both fall seasonal NightMarzen & a Halloween beer to LCBO in next few weeks OTTAWA — (Aug 28, 2012) As people get ready to enjoy the last long weekend of summer, ... Read More


Culture

Just add water? Beer concentrate…

Published on August 28th, 2012 | by OBN Staff

Alaska-based company Pat’s Backcountry Beverages has found a portable way to let you make soda or beer, by simply adding ‘water’. The company created a line of concentrated beverages and a portable carbonator bottle—so that it’s easier to ... Read More


Culture

Is the Heineken Cube the smartest bottle ever?

Published on August 28th, 2012 | by OBN Staff

“Imagine being able to really fill a fridge with beer. No space lost.” He asks the question as he introduces us to Heineken’s new “cube”; a brilliantly simple concept from the mind of designer Petit Romain ... Read More


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