craft beer

Boring Beer Pays Off

Craft beer is theoretically the antithesis of these macro-brewing corporations. They’re the little guys, brewing interesting beers with heart. When one of them starts to get bigger, it’s like when Rudy finally gets on the football field. They’re still not getting major percentage point shares of the industry, but they’re doing well. And that’s happening more and more often....

Time For Craft Brewers To Go Local

I love to think about what it would look like to work within the confines of local—by using only local unaltered water, local malt and grains, local hops, local yeast, and any other possible local ingredients—to create a style that is true to our region and climate. Many Ontario breweries are already incorporating local hops into their beers, and a few brave ones are using local malts, which have a long way to go before they can match the quality and consistency of those from the Prairie Provinces and Europe. In the meantime it is up to beer lovers to continue supporting local craft breweries, and to ask the brewers what exactly makes their beer “local.” In time, maybe Ontario will be home to its own unique beer style....

Bearface on beer: Holiday edition

The holidays and alcohol seem to go hand in hand. Sure, you’ve got your seasonal beverages - your rum and eggnogs, your hot toddies - but when it comes to beer, the Community Edition has got your seasonal options covered. Bearface breaks down the top brews to gift, to taste and to share. ...