Craft beer writer and enthusiast, Founder of Ale/Sessions an online publication dedicated to the latest news in craft beer and spirits.
Ryan Tessier is a food and beverage writer with a focus on craft beer and spirits. He has written for publications such as Vancity Buzz, Vancouver Is Awesome, JustBeer and more. Founder of Ale/Sessions, an online publication dedicated to the latest news in craft beer and spirits.
With Father's Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about not only what to get dad, but how to celebrate. Here are four cocktails, and one beer, to toast everything dad has done for you over the years.
Oscar season is upon us and the big night will bring out all the stars; some celebrating their wins, others trying to forget their losses. If you're looking to host an award winning Oscar party worth it's weight in gold, then look no further than these five cocktails that will be sure to have your guests drinking like the stars.
The holidays are fast approaching and before we know it the New Year will be here. While we scramble about looking for gifts for our loved ones, some can be harder to buy than others. One particular group that can be exceptionally picky is the drinking crowd. You can't just run to the store and grab the first bottle you see; like I said, this crowd is picky. So to help you out, here are a few suggestions to keep you on track for the drink lover this holiday season.
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year when it comes to hosting friends and family. Rather than serving the standard fair of rum & eggnog or wine and beer, unique cocktails bring a flair to the party that will be sure to impress your guests, even if the turkey is slightly overcooked.
Beer producers have often been on the forefront of marketing trends, finding edgy new ways of capturing the attention of drinkers and making sure their brand loyalty is strong. Even in the early days of advertising, beer brands were the ones responsible for pushing the envelope and finding new ways of engaging consumers.
It can be hard to admit that summer has ended and that fall is officially here, but there is one exceptionally great way to ease the pain, and that's celebrating in style. Nothing says fall better than Oktoberfest, the annual Bavarian tradition that dates back over 200 years. While the true celebration has to be experienced in Munich, there are actually some great Canadian events that try to duplicate the festivities without having to travel abroad.
The enthusiasm for craft beer has exploded on a global scale, and now virtually anywhere you go, a quality craft beer awaits. However, there are some select vacation spots that offer a beer tourism experience like no other, and this should be on every beer lover's list to travel to at least once.
Nothing pairs better during a hot summer day than a cold beer, and there's no better way to experience that cold beer than at the best beer festivals across the country. From coast to coast, Canadians have taken a dedicated interest in craft beer, and it shows; many new beer festivals have popped up in the last few years, and despite being relatively new, have grown to substantial proportions.
Selecting scotch can be a daunting task. Standing in the liquor store staring at the wide array of whisk(e)y available and one can get lost trying to decide what exactly is the right one to pick. The sheer variety could be the reason behind why scotch seems like an 'old boys' drink, one reserved for the sophisticated drinker who understands the subtlety of the flavours. Well, fortunately that's not the case, and in fact, even an amateur scotch drinker can impress their guests with these five unique offerings.
When hosting a dinner party, it's almost become second nature to make sure there are a couple bottles of wine at the ready. In fact, most guests will even bring a bottle or two to make sure there is ample supply for the evening. While it's true that wine and food pairing has been a customary part of history for ages, this dedication to serving appropriate wine and food pairings is a relatively recent cultural phenomenon. We think it's time to get back to discovering great beer pairings.
With the advance in modern technology and brewers finding alternative grain bases like corn, rice, millet, buckwheat and sorghum, there are now a handful of breweries that have responded with some surprisingly good alternatives. Here are five gluten-free beers that are sure not to disappoint.