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Will 2015 be the year of change?(0)

January 12, 2015

Can you feel that? It’s the winds of change blowing across the country. With what some might call antiquated liquor laws spread out across every province and territory, it seems that the political climate is finally starting to change all over the Great White North. And although there have recently been calls in several provinces… Read More ›

Graeme Cunningham, sales manager at Bullfrog Power (left), Johan Hamels, treasurer of Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (centre), and Steve Beauchesne, co-founder of Beau's All Natural Brewing (right) at the Beau's Greener Futures Project Phase 2 and Bullfrog Power launch event at Beau's in Vankleek Hill, Ontario on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Beau’s takes green initiatives to next level

Going green has been a trend within a variety of industry verticals for the last few years. And it’s a movement that is far from alien to the brewing sector. But in the latest news out of Beau’s All Natural Brewing out of Vankleek Hill, Ontario, the micro-brewery’s leaders think the company has one-upped the… Read More ›

Beer In Canada will return after these messages

Things have been quiet around here lately. It’s certainly not for lack of news, though. The Canadian beer industry is bubbling over with news of new beers, new breweries and the various issues and challenges everyone — from brewers to beer drinkers — is currently facing. But we’ve been, sadly, dead quiet. Sure, a post… Read More ›

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Duggan’s Brewery to open brewpub in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood

More than three years after closing its downtown Toronto brewpub location, Duggan’s Brewery is ready to embark on a new brewpub business. This time around, owner Mike Duggan is shifting the location to Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, and he has also partnered with celebrated Canadian chef Jamie Kennedy. Since closing his brewpub, Duggan has been brewing… Read More ›

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Dominion City opens doors in Ottawa tomorrow

A new Ottawa-based brewery will be opening its doors for the first time this week. Dominion City Brewing is a Kickstarter campaign-funded brewery that has been in the works since it made its pledge minimum last April. The brewery raised $19,617 from 273 backers and will launch with three brands, including Town & Country (a… Read More ›

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Alberta Small Brewers aims to provide voice of craft beer industry

Although it formed last year, the fledgling Alberta Small Brewers Association only really got a solid start on becoming the voice of the province’s growing craft beer industry this spring when it appointed Greg Zeschuk as the organization’s first executive director. Beer In Canada chatted with Zeschuk as the ASBA approached its first annual general… Read More ›

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Beer Briefs: Split Rail Brewing looks to crowdfunding

Things have been quiet around the Beer In Canada office (such as it is), as I have been getting ready for a temporary move to the suburbs of Edmonton, which I made it to safe and sound. But news in the beer world has, of course, not slowed down. Here’s a sampling of some the… Read More ›

Photo by Nevit. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Beer Briefs: Labatt strike ends in Newfoundland

Here’s some of the latest beer news from across the country. Labatt strike comes to an end: Eleven months is a long time for a brewery strike. But that’s what has been going on at the Labatt brewery in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Until a few days ago, that is. The strike has finally come to… Read More ›

Yellowknife, NWT. Photo by Chris Talbot.

NWT Brewing plans for summer 2014 opening

Things aren’t yet set in stone, but NWT Brewing may finally open up its brewpub location this summer. After several delays, things are looking up, and according to founder and co-owner Fletcher Stevens, the current plan is to open the brewery in Old Town later in the summer. Stevens has picked out a new location… Read More ›

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PremiumNearBeer taps into non-alcoholic beer market

Ted Fleming is taking a lesson from the European beer market. As the founder of, Fleming is building a business from the ground up to serve near beer drinkers all over the country. As Fleming explained to Beer In Canada, he is a beer lover who was diagnosed in 2005 with a chronic illness… Read More ›