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It could be about more than just beer…

Posted April 23, 2012 | 10:15 am, by Mirella

I attended the 25th anniversary of Le Cheval Blanc brewpub in Montréal last weekend and it was fantastic. Le Cheval Blanc is the oldest craft brewery in Québec and a great place to visit if ever you’re in town. When I heard about what Le Cheval Blanc was doing to celebrate this landmark anniversary, I absolutely had to go. Of course, the brewer made all kinds of tasty treats to celebrate (these beers are being released at the brewpub throughout […]


Cask! is collaborating with the fine folk at Volo on Cask Days 2011 Seminars

Posted October 19, 2011 | 4:02 pm, by Mirella

Over at Cask! we’ve collaborated with the Volo team to organize three seminars on cask-conditioned ale on October 29th, followed by a Cask! Social. Each seminar is accompanied by a one-off beer that was brewed especially for the occasion! Admission costs are $10 per session, or $25 for all. 
This includes one glass of cask-ale per session plus seminar discussion. BUY TICKETS HERE   Here is more info on the three sessions: SESSION #1 – HOW TO MAKE CASK-ALE Hosted […]


The Canadian Cream Ale Puzzle

Posted September 13, 2011 | 1:43 am, by nadine

The cream ale is a defined historical style of beer. A cursory research on its character will point to a golden-coloured, light-flavoured, malty and refreshing ale. Historical notes will explain that ale breweries in the U.S. developed cream ales sometime in the 19th century in order to compete with the increasing popularity of lagers. The cream ale style is still quite popular in North America. Perhaps the best-known Canadian example is Sleeman Cream Ale, whose recipe can actually be traced […]


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Who Really Came First…

Posted September 13, 2011 | 1:37 am, by nadine

In 1980, on the west coast, one man decided that it was about time Canadians had access to a wider variety of beers. Over the course of the next two years, assisted by a few men who shared his vision, this man lobbied to have laws amended, assembled a brewhouse from used dairy equipment and started brewing. His passion and drive opened the door for the current craft beer movement. His name is John Mitchell and in the spring of […]


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Still Going Strong…

Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:46 am, by nadine

Upper Canada Brewing Company was the first microbrewery in Toronto. Its many employees worked tirelessly to create a wide variety of flavourful products and to introduce drinkers to the world of craft beer. The brewery was located on Atlantic Ave. in downtown Toronto from 1985 until 1998 when it was bought by Sleeman Breweries. The downtown plant was soon closed, and its army of dedicated and enthusiastic employees scattered. A close look at the Ontario brewing industry reveals that they […]


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Pink Boots Society Meets at CBC

Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:10 am, by nadine

When Tonya Cornett stepped up to the stage and accepted her award for 2008 Champion Brewery: Small Brewpub Category, at the World Beer Cup in San Diego, I felt myself jump up to my feet as I began to cheer. Behind me, Laura Ulrich called out “she’s a pink-booter”. I could tell, in that moment, that we were both thinking the same thing: She’s a very talented brewer and she’s one of us! As of 1pm that day, I too […]


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Let it Flow

Posted September 12, 2011 | 11:56 pm, by nadine

As the snow begins to melt after a long winter and the days become warmer, sap begins to flow from the Canadian sugar maple. It is sugar-season in Canada! Sap isn’t the only maple product flowing in Ontario this spring. For a few years now, three Ontario Craft Brewers have been releasing maple beers to celebrate the thaw…    A quirky little adjunct Canada produces 83% of the world’s maple syrup. This quintessentially Canadian ingredient is used to flavour a […]


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