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Foodie Friday: Beau’s celebrates… everything

It’s already be a busy past few weeks for Vankleek Hill’s Beau’s Brewery. In May they announced their intention to sell the brewery to the employees. A couple weeks back, they released early bird tickets for the popular Beau’s Oktoberfest party. Not pausing for a breath, they have a Father’s Day Weekend event (June 16-17th: don’t […]

Canadian Brewing Awards – 613 represents!

The 14th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference was held May 26-28 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. If you are unfamiliar with the competition, it is a nation-wide contest open to all breweries (and cideries) of any size to complete in a blind tasting over a variety of style categories. 40 Certified Beer Judges (BJCP) consider five […]

Foodie Friday: 4 beer from Brasseurs du Temps

Tom Rowell is a craft beer enthusiast who lives in Ottawa.  He blogs at The Microbrew Times, profiling craft beers from Ottawa and elsewhere.  The craft brewing industry has taken off across Canada with a large number of different breweries opening up in all provinces.  From brewpubs, to local breweries, to larger companies that have large […]

Bike-powered coffee for a good cause

When Francis Bueckert decided to study abroad and volunteer in Ecuador, he had no idea it would lead him to start exporting direct-trade coffee and selling it on a coffee cart from his bike. Six years after visiting Ecuador, Cloud Forest Coffee is now launching its bicycle coffee cart where you can purchase direct trade, […]

Beau’s Big Reveal

This weekend past, Vankleek Hill darling Beau’s Brewery announced they would be closing the brewery for an all-staff meeting on Monday, May 16th. Hardly exciting news. But by Monday’s end, they had sent the Twitterverse a-flutter with a simple tweet that read: Beau’s to Make Important Announcement Tomorrow (Tuesday) Morning at 8AM. The internet, as […]

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