Recap: Craftoberfest 2018 in Kitchener

Recap: Craftoberfest 2018 in Kitchener

I must confess something, I have never taken part in Oktoberfest despite living in the city that has the largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany.  I just don’t get the appeal of drinking cheap bad beer (Molson Canadian Is the to be a sponsor of the event) and pay...
Review: KLR93 by Whitewater Brewing Co.

Review: KLR93 by Whitewater Brewing Co.

As a kid growing up in Ontario in the late-80s and early-90s, I didn’t really have much choice but to be a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. With an exciting team that centred around Power Forward Doug Gilmour, it was an easy team to love. “Killer” was a fan favourite, an...
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...