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On judging beer competitions

Posted June 5, 2012 | 7:26 pm, by Mirella

To say that I’ve been doing quite a bit of judging over the past few weeks would be an understatement. The first week of May, I was in San Diego, judging for the World Beer Cup then the following week I proctored a BJCP exam in Montréal, along with fellow National Level BJCP Judge Nathan McNutt, who brews at Réservoir. The week after that I judged a homebrew competition for the Amateur Winemakers of Ontario and finally, last week, I was one […]


Beer Bus Adventures

Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:37 am, by nadine

In Europe, where there is a rich beer history, many cities offer at least one regular tour that includes brewery visits. These tours are a convenient way to discover a city’s brewing history and sample an array of beers without having to worry about transportation or maps. Beer bus tours are also an environmentally friendly option and circumvent the whole ‘drink or drive’ dilemma. Travelers in the U.S. will be happy to learn that a number of passionate and entrepreneurial […]


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Beyond the India Pale Ale

Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:15 am, by nadine

“What’s amazing to me is that San Diego and this whole area, Southern California, less than ten years ago was considered an absolute wasteland, and Northern California was what it was all about. Southern California was way behind and then suddenly: BOOM!” These are the words of renowned Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, who was visiting San Diego for the Craft Brewers’ Conference last April. The San Diego brewing scene is definitely in full swing. The past few years have […]


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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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