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What supermarket sales might mean for local brewers

Posted by Ben Johnson / March 13, 2015

craft beer torontoEarlier today, The Toronto Star published an article in which Martin Regg Cohn claimed an unnamed source informed him that large grocery stores will begin selling wine and beer in a plan that might be part of the upcoming spring budget.

Torontonians thirsty for changes to our province's long-outdated beer retailing system were quick to rejoice at what seemed like positive news. But is it really something worth getting excited about?

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Bar Hop is set to open a second location

Posted by Ben Johnson / March 4, 2015

Bar Hop TorontoOne of Ontario's best craft beer bars has announced a few details of a second, much larger location downtown.

Rob Pingitore and James MacDonald, the owners of Bar Hop, have officially announced they'll be expanding their craft beer dominance of the Entertainment District when they open up Bar Hop Brewco at 137 Peter Street later this year.

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The 10 oldest breweries in Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / February 27, 2015

oldest breweries torontoThe history of Toronto is actually closely tied to beer, and while, sadly, the rise of large-scale brewing in Canada saw Toronto's original breweries bought up and consolidated, one might say we're currently experiencing a renaissance in beer-making in the Big Smoke.

And so, with new breweries seemingly popping up every week, it's important to remember the pioneers of this renaissance. Here are the 10 oldest breweries in Toronto sill making beer.

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5 Toronto beer brands you probably haven't heard of

Posted by Ben Johnson / February 18, 2015

new toronto beer brandsIt's getting significantly harder to be a beer nerd in this city. Every other bearded flannel enthusiast in the city fancies himself a connoisseur and you can't swing a tulip glass in this town without hitting a lady training for her next level of Cicerone certification.

In an effort to keep you one step ahead of the untapped-addicted masses, here's a list of five Toronto breweries you might not have heard of so that you might drop a little beery knowledge next time you're at the bar.

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10 new beers to help you fight the cold in Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / February 5, 2015

winter beer torontoWith snow and wind bearing down on Toronto in a manner that would make the Stark family blanch, there seems to be very little worth leaving the house for and it's increasingly tempting to just hide under a blanket with Netflix until Spring arrives.

Thankfully, the city's craft brewers are as dedicated to their calling as the Night's Watch and punishing weather hasn't kept them from doing what they do best: creating excellent new beers that are worth braving the cold.

Here are 10 new local beers to get you through the next wintry onslaught.

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The top 10 ways to learn about beer in Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / January 24, 2015

beer classes torontoIt's all well and good to say you're a knowledgeable craft beer fan, but in an era where every hophead with an Untappd account fancies themselves a connoisseur, it's going to take a little more to impress people when you want to wax philisophical over your pint glass.

Why not up your game with these local resources guaranteed to take your beer appreciation to the next level?

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