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The top 10 beer festivals near Toronto for 2015

Posted by Ben Johnson / May 3, 2015

beer festivals near torontoBeer festivals outside of Toronto obviously can't be as good as those held in Toronto by virtue of the fact that everything we do here, we do way cooler, but that doesn't mean that they aren't worth checking out if you happen to be in the area, right?

Besides, if you're at a festival that no one in Toronto really knows about, doesn't that make you cooler than them? Look, I don't know what cool is, OK? Here are some fun events related to beer that would make a great excuse for a road trip. Stop worrying about what everyone thinks.

These are my top picks for beer festivals and events happening this year outside of Toronto.

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The top 10 breweries to visit near Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / April 26, 2015

breweries torontoBreweries near Toronto abound, and what better excuse for hitting the highway with the windows down is there than beer? Ontario's burgeoning craft beer scene means there's no shortage of interesting spots making good beer within a couple hours drive of the city. Just be smart and arrange to stay the night somewhere close by when you inevitably overindulge.

Here's a round-up of some of my favourite breweries near Toronto.

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The top 5 spring beers in Toronto for 2015

Posted by Ben Johnson / April 4, 2015

spring beer torontoAs we emerge from our winter hibernation, begin to wear less clothing, and start to socialize once more with other merriment seeking Torontonians, it's only natural that our fertile young minds turn to one primal thing: beer.

Thankfully the city's local brewers have taken our carnal desires to heart and have provided us with a new crop of great local beer to take home, enjoy for just one night, and not have any regrets about it in the morning.

Here are my top picks for spring beers this year in Toronto.

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The top 30 places to drink beer in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Ben Johnson / April 2, 2015

beer bars torontoThe top places to drink beer in Toronto are a more geographically diverse bunch than you might think. We've all been there. You find yourself in a strange neighbourhood and you're overcome with a powerful thirst for an interesting or local beer. What do you do? Until recently your options have been to wander aimlessly or head home to your reliable local. Those days are gone. Now there's a decent pint to be found in every neighborhood and this shall be your guide to those golden beverages.

Here are my picks for the top places to drink beer in Toronto by neighbourhood.

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Toronto brewery pokes fun at beer snobs

Posted by Ben Johnson / April 1, 2015

Toronto beer snobsJust in time for April fool's day, Toronto's Indie Alehouse has released a video poking fun of the city's growing number of so-called "beer experts." The not-so-subtle video "Indie Alehouse Beer School" stars some regular Indie customers and takes square aim at suds-sniffing bloggers and certified "beer appreciators."

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The top 10 beer events in Toronto for spring 2015

Posted by Ben Johnson / March 25, 2015

spring beer events torontoSpring might not actually be in the air, but it is technically here and, after a record cold February, I think we could all use a drink. Thankfully, there is no shortage of opportunities this season to get out of the house, meet some other winter-weary-humans and have a beer in the sunshine while we warm up for summer. Just be sure to bring a jacket.

Here are my top picks for beer events in Toronto this spring.

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