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
Now and again, a beer comes along that just blows you away, and you genuinely dread the last sip. Titania Imperial Stout, from Sawdust City Brewing Co in the heart of cottage country, Ontario, is one such beer. I was given the heads up on this by fellow Craft Beer...read more
Not to be confused with Great Lakes Brewery just west of Toronto, Canada, Great Lakes Brewing Co in Cleveland, Ohio, has been making great craft beer since 1988 (a year after their Canadian namesake opened, funnily enough). While I've not had the pleasure of sampling...read more
One of the cool things about being a craft beer drinker - apart from the great beer itself - is seeing how the industry is growing in different areas and countries. Here in Ontario, Canada where I live, for example, there are over 240 craft brewers, with another 100...read more