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  • Loving the beer geek life: an update and future plans

    I’m expecting quite a few new readers on the site today. If that’s you, welcome! I hope you like what you find here. Perhaps you’ve arrived here today after reading my piece…

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    Embrace the funk: why saison is super

    Saison is one of the main members of the farmhouse ales family, along with the similar Bière de Garde from France. When it comes up in conversation, someone is bound to say…

  • Taste testing three strong stouts

    It’s cold out there! Warm up with these strong stouts

    It seems like winter just doesn’t want to let go this year. Here we are in mid-March, with St Patrick’s Day looming, and the temperatures are set to plunge below zero again.…

  • Hop Stuff Brewery, Mosaic and Simcoe DDH IPA

    Hop Stuff, Mosaic and Simcoe DDH IPA

    This was a free sample. Delivered on a bicycle, through the snow and ice, this hazy amber beauty has a lot going on. Biscuity malt sweetness turns to marmalade and stewed stone…