For the love of beer

Also available in the print edition and on Mondaymag.com People often ask me what my favourite beer is, and to be honest, unless they specify a timeframe, the answer usually involves many questions and an answer that is longer than I can fit in this column. Craft Beer is a passion for me. I drink …

Hoyne Brewing Hard Rain Double IPA back for Special Release

Update: Hoyne has confirmed this is the same recipe, so expect 7.6% ABV, and a similar hoppiness as previous iterations. It's been about a year since originally released, and it looks like it is back. No idea how long, or how much there is, but it's back. Last year's release came in at a respectable …

Whole Foods’ Brewmasters’ Corner a great time out

Also appears at Monday Magazine Whole Foods held their first Craft Beer event at the Fin & Pearl restaurant inside the Uptown store.  Thirty guests were treated to two tasting flights of the finest local craft beer in town, a selection of their seafood dishes and some artisan cheeses. Organized by Sarah Wagstaff, marketing and …

Driftwood Brewery Releases Venatrix Framboise Wild Ale

Also appears on Mondaymag.com Driftwood Brewery has just released Venatrix Framboise Wild Ale, its most recent addition to its wild and sour Bird of Prey lineup. Joining its Latus, Obscuritas, De Auras and Flanders Red, this fifth edition has been patiently waiting for release for some time. Combining Superior Pilsen malts with Hersbrucker hops, then …