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Toronto beers clean up at the 2014 Golden Tap Awards

Posted by Ben Johnson / September 18, 2014

Golden Tap awardsLast night, at beerbistro, a few dozen representatives of Ontario's beer scene, assorted media, and beverage enthusiasts gathered for the 2014 edition of the The Golden Tap Awards, which bills itself as "Ontario's most democratic beer awards event."

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10 rules for enjoying Cask Days in Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / September 17, 2014

Cask Days TorontoCask Days, Toronto's annual festival celebrating cask-conditioned craft beer, returns to the Evergreen Brick Works this year on October 24 and 25. With the festival now in its impressive 10th year, you'd think there wouldn't be much more to attending one of the city's biggest beer events than simply showing up and having a good time - but you'd be wrong. There are, in fact some rules to making the most of your Cask Days experience. Rules that I made up. Here they are.

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The top events at Toronto Beer Week by day of the week

Posted by Ben Johnson / September 5, 2014

toronto beer weekToronto Beer Week is back. Running September 12th-20th, the nine day tribute to everyone's favourite adult beverage is now in its fifth year and will feature beer from over 30 different craft breweries pouring beer at 69 venues in over a hundred different events.

With so many opportunities to indulge, it can be difficult to decide which events are worthy of your precious beer-drinking time so, with a view to making the most of your Toronto Beer Week, here are my picks for TBW, sorted by day of the week, with the reason I think they're worth your while. All you have to do now is iron your drinking pants.

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Rainhard Brewing Company coming to The Stockyards

Posted by Ben Johnson / August 26, 2014

Rainhard Brewing TorontoIf you live in the area around St.Clair West and Keele and were less than enthused about the news that your neighbourhood would be getting a sprawling retail centre, I have some actually exciting news for you: the Stockyards will soon be getting its very own brewery.

Slated to open at 100 Symes Road, a building that was used through the 1950s as a meat packing facility and stands directly adjacent to the historical Toronto incinerator, Rainhard Brewing Company should be brewing beer by the end of this year.

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Jamie Kennedy to be executive chef at Duggan's Brewery

Posted by Ben Johnson / August 25, 2014

Jamie Kennedy Duggans BreweryIn an exciting turn of events for fans of craft beer and dining out, brewer Michael Duggan has announced that the executive chef for his soon-to-open Parkdale Brewpub will be none other than Governor General's Award-Winner, Jamie Kennedy.

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Where to buy kegs of craft beer in Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / August 15, 2014

Craft beer kegs torontoKegs of craft beer in Toronto aren't just for frat boys. Indeed, from mightiest pharaoh to the lowliest peasant, who doesn't enjoy a good pint of draught beer? Of course, for your classier shindigs, any old beer won't do, but where does one turn to order a keg of something well-crafted and local?

Well, we've got you covered. Here are the eight best options for buying a keg of craft beer in Toronto. Just don't use it for beer pong, bro.

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