Canadian Beer Conquers At U.S. Open Beer Championship

Canadian Beer Conquers At U.S. Open Beer Championship

Canadian breweries cleaned up at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship, winning 24 medals in total. Over 6,000 beers were submitted, representing 100 different styles from breweries around the world.  Ontario breweries accounted for 21 of the medals. The heaviest...
Saisons: The Summer’s Best Beer

Saisons: The Summer’s Best Beer

As temperatures become warmer during the summer months, people naturally choose lighter, different flavored food and drinks than in the winter. Heavy, full-bodied stouts, porters and other heavy beers are too overpowering for the heat and sunshine of the hotter...
Single-Hopped Beers: Are They Still Worth Drinking?

Single-Hopped Beers: Are They Still Worth Drinking?

Many people choose to drink single hopped beers in the hopes that they will become better verse in the specific flavors of different hop varieties. It is a way to help identify other beers when you come into contact with them. The unfortunate thing is that these beers...
The Evolution of the IPA in Today’s Craft Beer Market 

The Evolution of the IPA in Today’s Craft Beer Market 

In the last decade the craft beer industry has boomed. Today, this industry makes up about 22 percent of all beer sales. The most popular of the craft beers, the Indian Pale Ale, have evolved from their traditional aggressive bitter flavours. In an interview with...
The Story Behind Canada’s Micro Brewing Obsession

The Story Behind Canada’s Micro Brewing Obsession

Beer has become an integral part of Canada’s national identity. For decades, large brand names such as Labatt Blue and Molson Canadian have been at the forefront of this national image. However, there has been a shift within the brew culture of Canada. In recent...
Five Weird and Wild Beer Ingredients

Five Weird and Wild Beer Ingredients

Patrons no longer walk into a bar and order a bottle of lager. Beer drinkers have evolved into connoisseurs of craft beers and specialty brews. If you’ve ever attended the Edmonton Beerfest, you know that the flavor possibilities are endless. We’ve...