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

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Interview with Escarpment Labs Co-Founder Richard Preiss

A few weeks back, I contacted Escarpment Labs to ask permission to use a couple of photos for this article. I was pleasantly surprised to hear back from the laboratories’ co-founder Richard Preiss, asking how he could help and offering to answer any questions I had. Before I dive into the Q&A, here’s a bit of background info on Escarpment Labs and what they do. Photos courtesy of Escarpment Laboratories

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No Booze? No Problem!

We may be the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies, but our events have never been just about beer! You don’t need to be a beer drinker to enjoy the spectacular performances, tasty food and awesome vibes of a Bevy, and that’s equally true of our first ever Virtual Beer Fest. While our Party Boxes come chock full of boozy goodies, we figured we’d round up five of our favourite suggestions for folks who are choosing not to partake.

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Partying (Responsibly) Together - While Apart!

It's time for our famous Lady Beer Fest to make the jump to the digital space!    With the Eternal Hoptimist Beer Fest, we’ve brought our favourite elements from our in person events and shifted it to a Zoom extravaganza.  Not sure how to bring that beer fest energy to an online event?  Check out our suggestions below for some ideas to bring your beer squad together while staying safe.

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These Craft Breweries are Making the Industry Greener

Brewing is not the most sustainable industry, but there are some creative ways breweries are working around or offsetting these issues. In honour of Earth Day, we checked in with a few Ontario breweries doing their part to make craft beer a little more green.

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Left Field Seltzer cans - Lemon Lime & Grapefruit Tangerine

What's All the Fuss About Hard Seltzers Anyway?

As the weather heats up, we find ourselves looking for lighter, thirst-quenching bevvies that don’t pack the punch of a double IPA or imperial stout. Over the past few years ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail market has gained incredible momentum and craft brewers are getting in on the action too. The days of the super sweet canned cocktails are over as hard seltzers take center stage in the ready-made cocktail market. Photo courtesy of Left Field Brewery.

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Women Brewer Spotlight: Erin Broadfoot

For Erica's latest installment of Women Brewer Spotlight, say hello to Erin Broadfoot! Erin’s the owner and head brewer over at Little Beasts Brewing in Whitby. For years now, Little Beasts has been producing excellent, mostly Belgian inspired brews in Whitby, Ontario (for all our non-Ontario friends, it’s about 45 minutes East of Toronto sans traffic, of course.)

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