Review: Winter Ale from Great Lakes Brewery

Review: Winter Ale from Great Lakes Brewery

As fall moves to winter, it’s time for the craft brewers to bring out their seasonal ales. From big hearty stouts to spicy hop mixes, winter sees some serious beers make their way to the tap. The aptly-named Winter Ale from Ontario-based Great Lakes Brewery is...
When is Craft Beer Not Craft Beer?

When is Craft Beer Not Craft Beer?

If you’ve been around the craft beer scene for the last 4-5 years or so, you can’t help but notice – and be dismayed by – the increasing number of corporate brewer buyouts of small, craft brewers. Some examples: Ballast Point Brewing Company,...
Review: 1105 Tripel by Sawdust City Brewing Co.

Review: 1105 Tripel by Sawdust City Brewing Co.

This summer, I’ve spent a decent chunk of time at our family’s cottage in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada. Apart from beautiful lakes and scenery that really takes you away from the noise and rush of city life, Muskoka is also home to three fantastic...