Review: The West Wind by Lake of Bays Brewery

Review: The West Wind by Lake of Bays Brewery

Cottage Country north of Toronto is blessed with a bunch of microbreweries making great beer. Lake of Bays Brewing Company in Baysville, Ontario, halfway between Bracebridge (home of Muskoka Brewery) and Dorset is one of them. They have been making the Spark House Red...
Review: 10W30 Dark Ale by Neustadt Springs

Review: 10W30 Dark Ale by Neustadt Springs

Founded in 1997, Neustadt Springs Brewery opened up in the same building of the much older Huether’s Brewery that closed in 1916 due to local population decline. The 10W30 has been awarded a Silver Medal in the Beer World Cup (English style brown ale) 2004, as well as...
Review: Riverside Pilsner by Saulter St. Brewery

Review: Riverside Pilsner by Saulter St. Brewery

Toronto has a temple for Pilsner at Steam Whistle Brewery, but there’s another brewery that has made this particular style their flagship beer. To find them you have to hop the 501 Streetcar eastbound along Queen St., across the Don River to the Riverside...
Review: Iron Pig Pale Ale by Orange Snail Brewers

Review: Iron Pig Pale Ale by Orange Snail Brewers

We all have that friend or work colleague who isn’t into the world of craft beer, and you want to convert them. Or, they’re just fed up seeing their money go to some big faceless multinational but are intimidated with what’s available. Iron Pig Pale Ale...
Review: 16 Jasper IPA by Orange Snail Brewers

Review: 16 Jasper IPA by Orange Snail Brewers

I found an IPA my friend and Craft Beer Diaries founder Danny Brown hasn’t tried yet (Editor’s note – err, sorry, Bill, I actually beat you to this when I visited the brewery! DB 🙂 ) from a small neighbourhood brewery up in Milton, Ontario. Orange Snail...