Canada Beer

Canadians Deserve To Drink Beer Without Borders

Derek James From | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Alberta
Derek James From

On October 29, the Calgary Herald reported that big changes would be coming that will affect craft brewing in the province. Brewers from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and B.C. would receive favoured treatment while beer originating from outside of these provinces will be taxed 20 to 30 per cent more than suds originating from within.

Discovering The Spirit World In Toronto's Distillery District

Lisa Jackson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Once the site of the largest distillery in the British Empire, former factories have been transformed into pedestrian-only village with Toronto's coolest designer boutiques, cafes, restaurants, artisan shops and art galleries. It's so trendy that even the dead are squatters -- the Distillery District has long been considered a haunted site.

Real Sports Ups its Game

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Up until now, Real Sports Bar & Grill and the Toronto Blue Jays shared some uncanny qualities. Both are well known brands and ongoing support for these entities are due to hopes for a positive experience. But instead, we end up with subpar sentiments -- the former with drab & dismally made bar food and the latter with season after disappointing season.

This New Brunswick Trial Is Crucial to Interprovincial Free Trade

Derek James From | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business
Derek James From

In modern Canada, trade in beer is tightly controlled by our governments. In many ways, prohibition era sentiments still imbue how it's regulated. According to federal law, the only beer permitted to cross provincial borders must be purchased by or on behalf of an agent of the Crown. It's this federal law that created Canada's provincial liquor monopolies.

Beer Coming To Ontario Grocery Stores By Christmas

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business

And it won't be more expensive than The Beer Store.

This New Brunswick Law Makes Quasi-Criminals Out of the Unwitting

Karen Selick | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Karen Selick

On trial -- at least, nominally -- is retiree Gerard Comeau who, back in 2012, committed the heinous offence of bringing home 14 cases of beer and some other alcohol from Quebec into New Brunswick. (Alcohol is much cheaper in Quebec.)

Ontario Catapults Itself Into The Future By Selling 12-Packs

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Business


Cheers to Vancouver's Craft Beer Scene

Yelp Canada | Posted 08.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Yelp Canada

As we all know, Vancouver is in one hell of a drought right now, let's all save water by drinking more beer! In the past few years Vancouver's craft beer scene has exploded into a myriad of fabulous places to imbibe fresh, local beer, and we're here to give you the heads up on some of the best.

Cheese Boutique Host the League of Extraordinary Chefs

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

A few steps inside and already-- I'm engulfed in awe; this shop is teeming with artisan delicacies, the stars of which are the seemingly endless chees...

Four Secrets About Southwest Ontario's Culinary and Craft Beer Scene

Lisa Jackson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

The jig is up! After exploring Norfolk County, I'm sharing four of the best kept (and delicious!) secrets about the culinary scene in Ontario's Southwest. In Ontario's Southwest, chefs and food providers embrace "farm to fork" philosophies, creating dishes from fresh fare growing in the surrounding farm fields.

Six Fabulous Foodie Experiences in Ireland

Lisa Jackson | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

I'd like to set the record straight about Ireland. Ireland's food culture gets a bad rep among travellers as being "boring" or "bad," and I'm not sure where this urban myth originates. The truth is, the Emerald Isle is a gastronomic playground for foodies and ale enthusiasts.

Burger Battle Cries: Flat top vs. Grill

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

There's nary a person who can deny the seductive charms of a burger. Once you've found "the one," you'll fiercely defend it as your favourite -- to h...

Celebrating Beer, a True Microbial Tradition

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

A tradition that has stood the test of time in Canada and the United States is a love for the yeast-brewed, amber, foamy liquid known universally as beer. It doesn't matter where you are in these countries, you can always be sure to find at least one place where you can grab a pint, mug, bottle or can. The microbial manufacturer responsible for beer, yeast, loves to evolve. Many strains have changed over the years as have the tastes of their final outcomes. However, there is one strain of yeast that has remained exactly the same for over 100 years.

WATCH: How Do You Buy Booze In Canada? Let Us Count The Ways

Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada

Ontario announced some changes to the way they will allow people to buy beer on Thursday. In a big change, the province will allow beer to be sold in...

5 Beer Hacks You Won't Believe Actually Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Living

Breakout the brewskies, because patio season is almost here. Whether you're loyal to a domestic brand, an import, craft beer or cider, there's noth...

Embrace Your Inner Beer Geek at These Calgary Bars

Yelp Canada | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Calling all craft connoisseurs! Calgary has been making some sudsy strides into the beer scene: stouts, ales lagers - whichever barley pop you prefer, we've filtered out (or unfiltered, if you rather) the best spots to find the brew for you. Let's hop to it, shall we?

One Man's Fight to Free Up Canada's Beer and Liquor Laws

Karen Selick | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Business
Karen Selick

Beer, wine and liquor consumers, mark your calendars: May 12, 2015 is when new purchasing options may start opening up for you.

New Beer Regulations Raise the Question: Do You Know What's in Your Beer?

Glenford Jameson | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business
Glenford Jameson

Changing the nutritional labeling of beer is not what this Canadian Food Inspection Agency consultation is about. It's about modernizing the definition of beer so that good beers don't get caught up in regulatory black holes. The proposed regulations are clean and clear for the industry.

Exploring the Culinary Culture of Our Prairies

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

Like many Canadians who have travelled across the County, I had been to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan several times but it had simply been to "drive through." This fall, I returned to the prairies to learn more about the culinary culture of Saskatoon.

The Ultimate Showdown Of Canadian vs. American Beer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Living

It's time to end the Canadian vs. American beer lore, and Buzzfeed has just the people to do it. In the wonderful video posted above, the site puts...

Want to Get Millennials to Vote? Have Them Vote for a 'Party'

Phillip Haid | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada
Phillip Haid

We believe it's imperative that we work to identify ways to engage this large, powerful, passionate demographic. After all, there are 9.2 million millennials in Canada -- who in the next 15 years will comprise 75 per cent of the labour force.

It's Time for Ontario to Liberate Local Beer

Mike Schreiner | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

It's time for Ontario to liberate local beer. It makes no sense to persist in enabling big beer to have an unfair advantage over our homegrown craft breweries.

10 Great German Destinations for Year-Round Travel | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Travel

Germany must be doing something right: four time winners of the World Cup and an economic and technological powerhouse. As a travel destination, however, Germany is often overlooked and underrated. With a range of possibilities from picturesque castles to culture-rich cities, Germany is an ideal year-round holiday destination.

Why I Don't Support The Deregulation Of Alcohol In Ontario

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Beer Store President Ted Moroz recently came out against deregulation, warning that "alcohol prices will increase if the provincial government deregulates the sale of booze". He added, "Drinkers should expect to pay an average of $10 more for a two-four if corner stores are allowed to sell suds".

Why Canada Should Invest in Beer, Not Tar Sands

Mike Hudema | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Hudema

The "beer economy" employs more than 163,000 people. In fact 1 out of every 100 jobs in Canada is in beer. A report out late last year suggests that 44 cents of every dollar spent on beer goes to the government in taxes ($5.8 billion), making buying beer almost a civic duty.