Tag Archive for ‘Ontario’

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The Friday Pint: Ontario’s liquor law changes will leave micro-brew fans out again

For most of my life, I lived in Ontario — and for most of that time, I lived in the bedroom communities just east of Toronto. Of course, for all of that time, there were really only a couple of choices when it came to purchasing beer. Either I went to The Beer Store, where the selection was mostly… Read More ›


Will 2015 be the year of change?

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 ›

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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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Dude, where’s the beer event?

Coincidentally, I find myself in the Greater Toronto Area this week — just as Ontario Craft Beer Week is getting going and beer lovers all across the province are heading down to their local pubs and breweries for a variety of events. Or so goes the theory. The note I shot off via Twitter yesterday… 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 ›

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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 ›

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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 PremiumNearBeer.com, 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 ›

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Beer Briefs: Will the North have another brewery this year?

February is shaping up to be another busy month for the brewing industry, both in Canada and elsewhere in the world. Check out some of the latest beer news out there. NWT Brewing expects to open this summer: Rumours about the death of NWT Brewing are apparently just that. After issues with its first location… Read More ›