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Gift guide: 5 books for the beer geek in your life(2)

December 16, 2013

It’s only nine days until Christmas, and you’re still searching for the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life? Sure, you can take the easy way out and hit the local beer or liquor store, searching — possibly in vain — for a gift set of an interesting brew he or she has… Read More ›

Kurt Seelenmayer of the Southern Ontario Brewers homebrew club demonstrates brewing a barleywine at Learn2Brew Day at Amsterdam Brewing in Toronto.

Learn To Homebrew Day shows growth in hobby

It’s been a good year for homebrewing, both in Canada and south of the border in the United States. The number of homebrewers seems to be on the rise; and, in the case, of the U.S., the hobby is now legal in all 50 states. The growth of the hobby really shows on the first… Read More ›

Amsterdam Brewing

Southern Ontario Brewers Learn2Brew returns to Amsterdam

The first Saturday of November has, for the last several years, been reserved for Teach A Friend to Homebrew Day. And in the spirit of the day, the Southern Ontario Brewers homebrew club has run its Learn2Brew event on that day at the Amsterdam Brewery for the last few years. This year is no different…. Read More ›

Ontario Brewing Awards launches homebrew competition

The Ontario Brewing Awards are looking to give some recognition to homebrewers this year with the 1st Annual Homebrewer’s Award competition. Sponsored by Baysville, Ontario-based Lake of Bays Brewing, the winner of the competition will get the chance to brew a full-scale commercial batch of their winning entry at Lake of Bays’ brewing facility. The… Read More ›

Southern Ontario Brewers to host fourth annual Learn2Brew event

It’s that time of year again. And no, I don’t mean Hallowe’en. It’s that time of year when the North America-wide Learn to Homebrew Day spawns a variety of homebrewing events across Canada and the U.S. In Toronto, the Southern Ontario Brewers homebrewing club will once again host its Learn2Brew event on November 3rd, but… Read More ›

Beau's Doublewide IPA

Beau’s to launch third CABA collaboration with homebrewer Brad Clifford

For many homebrewers, the Holy Grail is the opportunity to brew in a professional environment and see your name on a beer label. Beau’s All Natural Brewing of Vankleek Hill, Ontario has, for the third year in a row, awarded that honour on a member of the Canadian Amateur Brewers Association (CABA), and the brewery… Read More ›

Jason Stranak and his paddle at Learn2Brew Day 2011.

Learn2Brew Day brings out 14 homebrewers running brewing demos

Amsterdam Brewing played host again for the annual Learn2Brew Day, which takes place every year on the first Saturday of November. Run by homebrew club Southern Ontario Brewers (SOB), the day-long event brings together homebrewers to demonstrate basic and advanced brewing techniques. Fourteen homebrewers showed up with their various brewing setups (and yours truly tagged… Read More ›

SOB Learn2Brew event returns to Amsterdam on Nov. 5th

Amsterdam Brewing will once again be playing host to the annual Learn2Brew event run by the Southern Ontario Brewers (SOB). Scheduled to coincide with Learn to Homebrew Day (also known as Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day), this year’s event will take place on Saturday, November 5th. As with previous years, the event will provide… Read More ›

Who will win Barrel Bragging Rights?

Whether they want to turn it into a career or not, every homebrewer relishes the idea of brewing on a professional level, but few of us actually get a chance to do so. Thanks to Mike Warner of A Year of Beer! and the folks at Cameron’s Brewing in Oakville, Ontario, I had that opportunity… Read More ›

Learn to brew at Brew Time in Hamilton, Ontario

Are you curious about homebrewing? Do you live in or near Hamilton, Ontario? If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, then mark September 18th on your calendar and make plans to check out a day of homebrewing instruction and discussion with the Hamilton Ontario Zymurgy Enthusiast Ring (HOZERs) homebrew club at Hamilton’s Brew… Read More ›