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Do we really want to see beer gain the same “status” as wine & spirits?

Posted February 3, 2012 | 10:00 am, by Mirella

Stephen Beaumont tweeted out an interesting blog entry last week. Written by a gentleman named Ben McFarland in the UK, this article is about beer glassware and how the nonic pint (see image on the left) needs to be eliminated and replaced with smaller glasses that better enhance beer’s flavours and aromas. The beginning of the article is quite interesting, listing some of the other shapes of glasses that were used in the UK before the nonic pint came along. […]


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Vessels of Inspiration

Posted September 13, 2011 | 1:42 am, by nadine

Beer glasses come in all shapes and sizes. There are tall, narrow glasses like the Pilsner glass and German Wheat Beer glass, then there are wide ones like the Shaker, Nonick or Tulip pint and there are also stemmed glasses which are mostly used for higher alcohol beers. These different shapes do serve a purpose and were designed to highlight the appearance, aroma and flavour of various beer styles. The slender shape of the Pilsner glass, for example, will highlight […]


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Raise A Glass!

Posted September 13, 2011 | 1:01 am, by nadine

When entertaining at home, choosing the right beer glass may seem like a daunting task. There are a wide variety of beer glasses on the market. They seem to come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them, like the Pilsner glass, are closely linked with a distinct style. Others, for example the Nonic and Tulip pints, seem to be variations on a theme. The fact is that each of these different shapes is designed to enhance a specific beer’s […]


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A Homebrewing Legacy

Posted September 13, 2011 | 1:00 am, by nadine

Making beer at home is not a hobby that you hear about very often and few people are aware of the positive influence that homebrewing has had on the craft beer movement in Ontario. The truth is that a number of professional brewers in the province started off as homebrewers and were active members of The Canadian Amateur Brewers Association (CABA), which will be celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary next year. Paul Dickey, now the brewer for Pepperwood Bistro in Burlington, […]


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