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Feature: Wading through Canada’s beer lobbyist groups

Published on February 12th, 2015 | by OBN Staff

Two major beer lobbyist groups exist in Canada. Canada’s National Brewers has gained much notoriety lately as the lobbyist group representing the three stakeholders/owners of The Beer Store in Ontario –Labatt Brewing Company Ltd., Molson Coors ... Read More


Feature: Ontario brewers funded almost $3.5 million in 2014

Published on February 12th, 2015 | by OBN Staff

Updated February 12, 2015 Ontario’s government provided nearly $3.5 million in funding to ten Ontario microbreweries during 2014 as part of six funding initiatives. Publicly announced grants were provided to support brewery expansion through new brewing and packaging equipment ... Read More


Feature: Ontario’s homegrown yeast wranglers

Published on February 8th, 2015 | by OBN Staff

A pair of microbiology grads from the University of Guelph are taking their startup – Escarpment Laboratories – live early this year in Ontario. The team – Angus Ross and Richard Preiss, both homebrewers and microbiogists – have been banking ... Read More


Feature: Five LCBO beer shopping tips

Published on January 30th, 2015 | by OBN Staff

1. Mix and match your own six pack At most LCBO locations, you can make your own six packs by grabbing single bottles from any open-top six pack (but not from a sealed box). Note that ... Read More


Poll Results: Ontario brewers on Beer Store ownership offer

Published on January 12th, 2015 | by OBN Staff

We polled Ontario’s brewers over the weekend regarding the Beer Store’s recent open ownership offer. Responses were recorded anonymously. When asked “As an eligible Ontario Brewery, will you opt in to the Beer Store’s new ownership offer?” Results are ... Read More


Welcome to the new Ontario Beer Network

Published on January 12th, 2015 | by OBN Staff

After nearly two-and-a-half years reporting on Ontario’s beer industry as Mom ‘n Hops  – we’ve gone through a slight rebranding campaign as you may have already noticed – going forward we’ll be operating as the Ontario Beer ... Read More


Feature: Ontario Craft Beer Preview: 2015

Published on January 2nd, 2015 | by OBN Staff

It’s 2015, and while beer may not be fueling our cars just yet, it boasts numerous other talents – bringing people together, sustaining local agriculture, fostering local economies, promoting collaboration, and supporting job growth. Here are a few things ... Read More


Feature: Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Published on November 24th, 2014 | by OBN Staff

  Lost Breweries of Toronto [Book] Explore the bygone breweries of Toronto as author Jordan St. John takes you through the lost landmarks which once brought intoxicating brews to the city’s masses. 155 pages – illustrated paperback. ... Read More

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Beer Cocktail: Lady Mad Marmalade

Published on September 10th, 2014 | by Dan Grant

“more citrus-y than Centennial hops, more spicy and herbal than Chinook” If you love a solid American IPA, this is a truly refreshing, health-boosting take on the style. Starting with a base of Muskoka Mad Tom ... Read More

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Beer Cocktail: The Brendan Behan

Published on September 9th, 2014 | by Dan Grant

“Coffee grounds, stout, and Irish whiskey” When three ingredients so naturally complement one another, well, you’d be crazy not to give them their own show. Coffee, a damn fine stout and Irish whiskey is a beautiful, simple ... Read More

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Beer Cocktail: The Bavarian Mojito

Published on September 4th, 2014 | by Ben Johnson

“beer cocktails, as Martha herself might say, are a good thing.” Beer cocktails: They’re not beer, clearly, nor are they your traditional cocktails since the addition of beer here generally added something new to each take ... Read More

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Beer Cocktail: Belgian Bitter Pants

Published on September 2nd, 2014 | by Emy Stantcheva

“intense flavours of cantaloupe, orange, grapefruit and pineapple” The intense flavours of cantaloupe, orange, grapefruit and pineapple from the highly-hopped Princess Wears Girl Pants – a Belgian-inspired Golden Ale – by Sawdust City Brewing compliments the juniper, citrus and ... Read More

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