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Good news for craft beer aficionados

More and more beer drinkers seem to abandon mainstream, non-descript beer and are switching to flavourful, correctly brewed beers. On September 17 from 11 p.m. you can taste several Ontario craft brewery beers and sample a special menu (tasting size) created by Chef Stephen of the venue. The venue is […]

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British Public Houses (Pubs)

Public houses (Pubs) are drinking establishments in the culture of Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and Denmark. In British villages a pub can be, and often is, the focal point attracting regulars to meet, enjoy a pint or two of ale, and debate or discuss local or world politics. The history […]

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Little known facts about breweries of the world

There are a little more than 9100 breweries in the world. They supply to over seven billion inhabitants of the world, its most popular alcoholic beverage. Some breweries are small, some very small (microbreweries), others gargantuan occupying city blocks. The most important ingredient of beer is water and any famous […]

Delectable Beers
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Delectable Beers

Only a few years ago Canadian beer aficionados were short-changed coast to coast. Everywhere the ubiquitous brands of Labatt and Molson dominated the shelves. Both long established breweries (now owned my foreign multinationals), had a quasi monopoly with their uniformly mediocre quality of beers. People simply didn’t know how delightful […]

Fond of beer? Read on ….
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Fond of beer? Read on ….

Of late, the L C B O seems to have decided to bring in fine beers and encourage consumers to try them. Ontario’s fledgling craft brewers certainly brew some very fine beers, as do Belgian establishments, particularly Trappist abbeys. They produce not only fine beers but also help the poor […]

Origin of Pilsner Beer
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Origin of Pilsner Beer

Knowledgeable beer drinkers know that Pilsner-style means fine lager. This style of beer originated in the Bohemian town of Plzen, population 165,000in the Czech republic. Plzen is well known for its abundant and suitable brewing water and has been brewing since 1295 when Vaclav II, King of Bohemia, granted the […]

Sensational beer and food pairing
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Sensational beer and food pairing

Wine enthusiasts are spoilt when it comes to literature about matching food and wine, but beer aficionados must look far and wide to find articles about best beer and food matches. Beer is produced in many more countries than wine, and the flavour changes with the water for brewing available […]

Craft beer breweries of Ontario
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Craft beer breweries of Ontario

In the past decade many craft breweries have come on stream in the province. All strive to produce “honest” brews employing only suitable water, hops, yeast, and malt as the 1516 Bavarian Purity Edict regulates. Beers can be lager or ale with several subcategories. Wheat beers are “soft”, some are […]