In this special mini-sode, Blair visits Joe and Lindsey, co-founders of Grain & Grit Brewing Co. in Hamilton, Ontario.
They talk about how the background and vision of their brewery and how they try to give back to the community. We also talked about Max who is a 7-year-old boy from the Hamilton/Dundas area who has Duchenne Muscular Dystropy, a degenerative muscle disorder. Grain & Grit, in collaboration with Max and his family have made Max's Big Beer, a Milkshake IPA with Peach & Vanilla and 50 cent from every can sold will go to Jesse's Journey, which is searching for a cure for Duchenne at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Lindsey and Joe also tell us about some great things they have coming up in the future, including the Ainslie Wood Community Market, and some exciting beers.
If your'e a vendor interested in participating in the Community Market on Saturdays throughout the summer, you can reach out directly to Lindsey by following the link here.
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Publish Date: 6/11/2018
Episode 11 is FINALLY out. Despite some crackling audio and life getting in the way our new episode is good to go.
It features Golden Hour Sour Double IPA from Fairweather Brewing in Hamilton, Ont., and Space Invaders IPA from Toronto's Amsterdam Brewing.
In the news we talk about the launch of the Canadian Homebrewers Association who have a Kickstarter campaign on the go, and about Sourpalooza, a sour-beer centric festival being hosted by The Exchange Brewery and the Niagara on the Lake Chamber of Commerce. Click here for ticket info. Plus, the quick pints segment feature brewery openings, beer releases and other noteworthy items.
Our Beer Guts roundtable discussion turns to talk of the "Buck-a-beer" hullaballo that was a talking point during the recent Ontario elections.
We wrap it all up with Haiku Beer Reviews and yet another dash of beer wisdom!
Publish Date: 6/25/2018
In this episode we sample and give the Haiku Beer Review treatment to Old Tomorrow's Honey Ginger Shandy and Spring Fever Oat Ale with Hibiscus from Grain & Grit.
The quick pints segment gives you the latest on brewery openings and beer releases across the province, and in another round table Blair & Jeff talk about the pros and cons of contract brewing.
Finally, we wrap everything up with an inspiring beer quote from Canadian writer Hugh Hood; "Nothing ever tasted better than a cold beer on a beautiful afternoon with nothing to look forward to but more of the same."
Be sure to check back for our minisode set to be released Monday, June 11, which features an interview with the great folks at Grain & Grit and their upcoming chartiable effort
Publish Date: 6/8/2018
In this episode we catch up and talk about our beer adventures over the last couple weeks, including visits to Side Launch Brewing, Concession Road Brewing, Grain & Grit, Fairweather Brew Co. and Clifford Brewing.
We debut our Quick Pints segment, featuring news and notes on brewery announcements, openings, and beer releases.
All this and so much more!
Publish Date: 5/24/2018
All that and not much more.
Publish Date: 5/11/2018
We do Haiku Beer Reviews of Expansion Sour IPA from Stack Brewing in Sudbury and Short Pier, Long Walk Double IPA from Refined Fool Brewing in Sarnia, Ontario. And could a poetry book be in the works? Listen and find out.
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Publish Date: 4/27/2018
In this episode we catch up and talk beer trades, learn about a new beer and location from Steam Whistle, plus a couple of breweries getting some government funding, a looking on the lighter side of beer, and the 5th Annual Albino Rhino Beer Festival; a beer festival giving to a good cause (Tickets HERE).
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Publish Date: 4/11/2018
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Publish Date: 3/28/2018