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Toronto’s Black Oak Brewing is taking a risk on a larger-format bottle size with its seasonal beers. Up until now, Black Oak has stuck to traditional 341 mL bottles, but now it will be releasing seasonals in 650 mL bottles to Ontario’s liquor stores — and in its own in-brewery store, of course. Many other… Read More ›
For six months, I hadn’t left the North. Living in Fort Smith since March, I’d only travelled to Hay River to the west once in the spring and then a weekend trip to the Folk on the Rocks music festival in Yellowknife in July. Without a pub in town, I took full advantage of being… Read More ›
A year ago, Claude Lefebvre left his old job and started a new business aimed at helping small craft breweries become more visible at the Ontario retail outlets. A year later, that business is representing almost 30 brands, and Lefebvre has surprised even himself with the success he’s had in only a year. Described by… Read More ›
Beer: Imperial Pumking Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood, New York) Style: Imperial Vegetable Ale Alcohol: 8.6% ABV It’s that time of year again, and yours truly has been busy sampling as many pumpkin and harvest ales as possible. Last year, the LCBO brought in Southern Tier’s Pumking, an imperial vegetable beer that won over… Read More ›
Beer: Crème Brûlée Stout Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing (Lakewood, New York) Style: Imperial Milk Stout Alcohol: 10% ABV Here’s one of those oddities that Southern Tier has become known for. The brewery’s Crème Brûlée Stout is a flavoured imperial milk stout (yes, Southern Tier adds lactose to the beer, so take note if you’re intolerant)…. Read More ›
Here’s an interesting find. Importer Roland + Russell is planning a bus trip and tour to Southern Tier Brewing on April 30th. It’s a one-day bus trip to Lakewood, NY to visit Southern Tier’s brewery, meet Phin DeMink and his team, and sample some American craft brew. Leaving at 8:00 a.m. from Toronto (the site… Read More ›
The Bar Towel is reporting that Boston Beer Company‘s Sam Adams Infinium will be available on LCBO store shelves within the next week. Brewed in collaboration with Germany’s Weihenstephan Brewery, the LCBO is only bringing in 200 cases of Infinium. The 750mL bottles will retail for $14.95 each, but unfortunately it’ll only be distributed to… Read More ›
Hey, buddy, can ya spare $115? See, there’s this new beer that the LCBO is taking orders for starting today that’s going to break my bank account, but they (whoever they are) say it’s one of the greats. That’s right. By the time you read this, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario will be taking… Read More ›
Here we go with one final pumpkin beer review for the year. And frankly, we couldn’t have ended on a better note. Southern Tier’s Pumking is a legend among pumpkin beers, and (as you’ll see in this video review) it’s a spectacular brew — moreso than I thought possible.
Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Pumpkin Ale is another autumn beer brewed with pumpkin and spices. Available in Ontario in the LCBO, this is a nice pumpkin beer with the balance between pumpkin and spices leaning more towards the pumpkin end of the scale. Take a look at our video review of Post Road Pumpkin Ale.