Local Beer: Union Jack Brewery

Andrew and I recently got around to trying a couple of different selections from one of the local breweries. The Union Jack Brewing Company opened in May 2015.  Initially their beers were only available in-house but they just recently managed to get their beers into the Beer Store.  A number of local restaurants also offer […]

Beer of the Month: Break of Dawn IPA

Some how two months have already flown by and another beer shipment arrived in the mail this week.  The month’s selection includes three beers beers from three different breweries – four bottles of each beer.  The first one we’ve tried is the Break of Dawn Session IPA by Black Oak Brewing Co. Black Oak is […]

Sawdust City Brewing Co: Lone Pine IPA

Located in Gravenhurst, Ontario Sawdust City Brewing is a relatively new craft brewery that was launched in 2013.  They have five core brands and brew the occasional sessions.  I tried their Lone Pine IPA a few years ago but had mostly forgotten how it tasted other than it was a hoppy IPA. I also think […]

Beer of the Month: Barnstormer Brewing Company

Andrew and I were both finally feeling well enough to sit down an sample a couple of craft beers.  The most recent Beer of the Month Club shipment included two selections from the Barnstormer Brewing Company (BBC).  The BBC was established in 2013 in Barrie, Ontario.  All of their beers are unfiltered, they don’t pasteurize, […]

Muskoka Brewery: Detour

Despite having enjoyed Detour by Muskoka Brewery periodically since the summer I haven’t written about it yet.  I’m not entirely sure why.  Maybe because it’s by a more run of the mill brewery and is easily accessible everywhere.  Regardless, it’s tasty and is a drink that I keep coming back to. Detour is an unfiltered […]

Hop City Brewing Co: HopBot IPA

HopBot IPA. A catchy, rhyming name.  And as an added bonus the can had a picture of a robot holding a hop on it.  It made me picture a brewery that is very futuristic and completely run by robot overlords.  Though that’s probably just my overactive imagination drawing on all the sci-fi I’ve been consuming […]

Artwork and Beer: Collective Arts Brewing

I recently picked up a six pack of State of Mind, the session IPA from Collective Arts Brewing.  Light, citrus flavoured, and full of hops this was an enjoyable pick for me.  It poured a light golden yellow and had a slightly hazy look. Collective Arts has a few other IPAs and pale ales that’s […]

Living Local: OutSpoken Brewing

I love finding local places that are unique, offer a great product, and owned by friendly people.  I think supporting local businesses and your local economy is important.  The “Living Local” series is inspired by this affection for local places and local products.  The series will highlight some of my favourite haunts, tasty eats, and […]