Brewers Backyard

Keith was working Canada Day, so I was very happy to finally connect with the guys from Great Lakes Brewery to work the Brewer’s Backyard for them. It was held in one of the galleries of the Brickworks, a space I really enjoy. The theme for this Backyard event was the Group of Seven, and they had seven vendors in total: 4 breweries (GLB, Nickelbrook, Left Field and Oast House), one cider provider (Spirit Tree) and two food vendors (Kanga Meatpies and Sugar Pie Honey Bunch). I did get to introduce myself to Mandie at Left Field to thank her for …

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Cask Days 2013

Cask Days 2013 is the first beer event I’ve gone to in about 8 years. The last one was at the Toronto Beer Festival when it was still at Old Fort York. I’d gone one year and had a great time with some friends tasting beer and enjoying the sunshine. The next year it should have been called Frat Boy Fest. I spent most of my time dodging drunken 20-somethings with 6-packs reconfigured as hats and avoiding the increasing puddles of sick as the afternoon went on. I didn’t go again. To quote Danny Glover’s character in Lethal Weapon, I …

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