Sour Beers Never Tasted So Sweet

Sour Beers Never Tasted So Sweet

In the ever-fluctuating world of trendy beers, the latest contestant is sour beers. It’s an odd entry given the word “sour” is usually avoided as an adjective in beer lexicon.  When categorized, it is not the one trick pony it is often perceived to be, with most...
Chocolate and Spiced Beers

Chocolate and Spiced Beers

By David Nuttall As we head into the depths of winter, most of the people who don’t escape to the far south think of curling up to warm fires while enjoying hot beverages or wine. Very rarely does beer enter the picture. But hold on, isn’t hot cocoa and hot spiced rum...
Merry Beer-Mas! Winter & Holiday Beers

Merry Beer-Mas! Winter & Holiday Beers

As sure as the leaves fall from the trees, breweries love to produce beers that reflect the seasons. Interestingly enough, winter is the most popular, by far. There is a long history of what are referred to as winter, holiday and/or Christmas beers all over the world...
Alberta’s Beer Mark-up: What is a beer tax?

Alberta’s Beer Mark-up: What is a beer tax?

Taxes.  As attributed to Benjamin Franklin, it is one of only two certainties in life. Since the NDP grabbed the reins of the Alberta government in May 2015, what’s known as a beer mark-up has been implemented. In an effort to help small brewers in the New West...
Spice Up The Holidays With Beer

Spice Up The Holidays With Beer

spicy (adj.) 1. Having the flavour, aroma, or quality of spice. 2. Piquant; zesty. Nothing encapsulates the holiday season in a bottle quite like spiced beer. Many people have their own definition(s) of spicy- so much so, that one man’s zing can be another man’s...

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