Broadviews is a hub where you can find our latest news & happenings! We also will share cool women centered $*#& we love and invite our SOBDL community of beer loving ladies to hop on to post beer reviews, beer recipes, videos and more!

Interested in participating in Broadviews? E-mail erica@ladiesdrinkbeer.com

Meet the Artist: Dani Ellis

Our newest brew is hitting shelves by the end of October which means a funky new label and we were thrilled to work with Dani Ellis on this one. Dani is a frontline worker at Ross Memorial Hospital and lives in Port Perry Ontario who is reclaiming her love of art this year. We loved the cheerful artwork that Dani put together for the label, and thought we'd find out a bit more about her and her art. Read on for our Q&A.

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A screenshot of the inclusivity committee meeting over Zoom. Fifteen women are featured in little squares smiling at the camera.

Inclusivity Meeting #2

After a few months away, we recently reconvened our fantastic Inclusivity Committee to share some updates on our progress, and brainstorm ideas for our soon to come brick and mortar headquarters, and our return to in person events. Thanks so much to all of our committee members who participated, we value your support and input greatly. We are excited about so many of the ideas raised and will look at implementing the various suggestions as we continue on our journey to be the most inclusive organization we can be.

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Introducing the Eternal Hoptimist Podcast

Over the last seven years, SO many amazing women have come into our orbit through events, working with breweries, partnering with artisans, entrepreneurs and more. Erica and Jaime have always wanted to get to know them a little better and hear their stories, but small biz life doesn’t often leave time for leisurely chats.  So, we launched the Eternal Hoptimist Podcast! Need a little more convincing before tuning in? Here are a few can’t miss moments from the first two episodes. 

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Women Brewer Spotlight - Catherine St.John

Hope you’re as excited as I am for another exciting rendition of WOMEN BREWER SPOTLIGHT! In today’s riveting piece, I check in with Catherine St.John (She/Her) - brewer extraordinaire at Common Good Brewery in Scarborough.

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The Wonderful World of Belgian Beers: PolyBEER Spotlight

When it comes to imported craft beers, as much as I love crushing a couple German lagers and Czech pilsners, I have a soft spot for the complexity and flavour profiles of Belgian beers. My love for these magical brews developed when I lived in Montreal - where Belgian beers were aplenty at a plethora of craft-friendly depanneurs and many local micro breweries also took much inspiration from Belgian recipes. I drank many of Quebec’s finest Belgian-inspired beers from the likes of Dieu de Ciel, Unibroue and Trou De Diable. From dubbels to tripels to Quadrupels, my mind was blown at how rich they were, how smooth they were and how well they paired with food. Apart from imbibing on these beautifully made nectars, I also became fascinated with learning about about the rich history behind many Belgian beers and the significance Belgium has had in the international craft beer scene.

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Showing Support this Pride Month

While we are big fans of Pride Month, support for the LGBTQ+ community needs to be prioritized year round. To get you started, we’ve compiled a short list of organizations and businesses to support, follow and get educated. Let's all commit to ongoing learning and keeping up our support!

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