Craft Beeris our passion
“A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” ~ Czech Proverb
There are many beers in the world, and many tastes when it comes to beer. Here at The Craft Beer Diaries, however, there’s only one beer worth talking about, and that’s the beautiful world of craft beer.
Our goal here is simple – to share the best in local craft beers and brewing from all over the world. We’ll talk to brewmasters, fellow craft beer fans, home brewers, and more.
We’ll also share some of the best beer festivals, tastings, brewmaster dinners, and other community events, so you can meet up with fellow craft beer lovers near you.
Good beer. Good people. Good times. Because isn’t that what life should be about? Cheers!
meet your fellow crafters
A marketer by trade, Sheldon has been exploring beer since before he probably should have. He can’t go to a new town without sampling some of the local brews available and is usually willing to try anything new and exciting just to say he did it once (beer wise that is). His belly is a living testament to that. He’s pretty much over lagers now.
Allison Needham Couillard
In addition to being a beer lover, Allie is a nerd who loves to read, bake, travel, and eat; she also has a killer sock collection. Allie and her husband, Tim, have been known to base travel destinations on the number of local breweries. Her favorite beers are browns, sours, citrusy IPAs, and anything tart and refreshing
Sam’s love of beer is an extension of his love of, well, all things alcoholic. From fine aged wine to single-malt Scotch to expertly crafted beers, his only prejudice is quality; life is too short to endure poor quality beer. A proper footy fan, favourite beers are strong Belgian Ales, Stouts, and Porters.
“Anyone can drink beer, but it takes intelligence to enjoy beer.” ~ Stephen Beaumont
Latest from The Craft Beer Diaries
My friend Alex was on a recent road trip with his wife through Northern Michigan, and part of his trip was visiting local breweries. On his return, he gifted me two cans of Petoskey Brewing Juicy New England IPA and, damn, it's good stuff! I’ve never been through...read more
On Queen St. in Niagara on the Lake, on the opposite corner to the storied Prince of Wales Hotel in a former bank, is The Exchange Brewery. On the outside you think, “Nah, it can’t a brewery here”, but it’s like the TARDIS: bigger on the inside, and they make...read more
Recently on The Craft Beer Diaries, Ryan Heighton looked at how cross-province beer sales in Ontario, Canada (where I also reside) suck, and how online beer sales direct from the brewers still has a way to go to be really effective. It's an excellent read on the...read more