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
Bob LeDrew has gone from bootlegged bottles of Alexander Keith’s as a teenager to living in an Ottawa neighbourhood within a short bike ride of six microbreweries. Bob enjoys beer, whisky, and writing about himself in the third person, when he’s not writing about someone else in the third person or playing a ukulele.
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
“Anyone can drink beer, but it takes intelligence to enjoy beer.” ~ Stephen Beaumont
Latest from The Craft Beer Diaries
So the myth goes that Peter the Great, while visiting England, discovered strong porters (or a “stout” porter), and took the recipe back with him to Russia. While a great story, The Russian Tsar’s visit to Britain predates the appearance of Imperial Stouts in Russian...read more
Fox Farm Brewery is now at the top of my list to visit. Their Daylily DIPA is easily one of the best beers I’ve tasted to date, with a rating of 4.8/5.read more
Whenever I take a trip down the shore with my family, I make a point of stopping by Cape May Brewing Company. Join me as we review a tasting flight of 4 beers.read more