Why I don’t drink from some Ontario breweries.

I like to think that I am equal-opportunity beer drinker. I know the difference between tasting beer and just drinking it for enjoyment. My response to a beer depends on where I am, who I’m with and what is the purpose. Really, I’ll try anything. No, let me correct that. I’ll try just about anything. I will not try or buy any beer, no matter how good it is purported to be, that has a sexist message attached. Sexism in beer marketing is a topic that is becoming more prevalent in the beer-o-sphere. It’s been in magazines like All About Beer, …

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So this is what they’re talking about

I have developed quite a love for Berliner Weiss’. I love the tartness on a hot day, and like not getting blasted with a too high ABV. I remember reading about the use of syrups in the BJCP guides – locals would dose their Berliner Weiss with a shot of either raspberry or woodruff syrup. The raspberry was easy to replicate but had no idea what woodruff even was beyond the fact it was an herb. And then I saw this in Starsky’s in Hamilton: It tastes good in soda, but in a beer like Sawdust City’s Coriolis Effect, it’s …

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Day 315

I could not get to Niagara in time for Sensory. I could blame traffic, the highway mess that is the HOV lanes during the PanAm games, my car, sunspot activity, whatever. Really, I just couldn’t do it for no reason other than I just couldn’t do it. I am still feeling very burnt out. I did get there in time to go to History, which turned out to be a most depressing class on the state of brewing post-Prohibition and the climate that opened the way for big beer corporations like SABMiller, Molson Coors and AB InBev to be formed. The …

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