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Ryan Tessier

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.
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Father's Day Drinks Your Dad Will Love

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.
05/25/2017 01:54 EDT
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5 Award-Worthy Cocktails For Your Oscar Party

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.
02/09/2017 06:35 EST
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The Perfect Holiday Gifts For The Drink Lover

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.
12/08/2016 05:02 EST
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The Evolution Of Beer Advertising

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.
10/04/2016 01:14 EDT
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Canada's Best Oktoberfest Celebrations

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.
09/14/2016 08:18 EDT
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9 Travel Destinations For The Craft Beer Lover

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.
05/31/2016 01:46 EDT
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5 Can't-Miss Canadian Summer Beer Festivals

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.
04/18/2016 11:25 EDT
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5 Great Scotch Whiskies To Impress Your Guests

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.
04/11/2016 01:27 EDT
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Choose Beer Instead Of Wine For Your Next Dinner Party

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.
03/18/2016 12:56 EDT