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

RTD Cocktail Round Up

This year there are more ready-to-drink options than ever before with locally produced hard seltzers, hard teas and distilled spirits-based cocktails. Craft brewers entering into the RTD market are making quality products with all-natural ingredients – a welcome change from mass-produced, artificially-flavoured cocktails. For craft drinkers looking for a thirst-quenching alternative to beer, here are some great local options...

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Interview with Granite Brewery's Brewer, Mary Beth Keefe

Mary Beth is a seriously talented brewer. She’s got this incredible work ethnic and this calm, quiet demeanor and is such a joy to be around. She works full-time as the head brewer alongside her family at the OG brewpub her father started in midtown Toronto in the early nineties, called Granite Brewery. If you’ve never been to Granite, it’s a very special place. There are SO many cookie-cutter bars and restaurants that all ooze with a sort of generic ‘trendiness’ but Granite just IS. It’s homey, welcoming and comfortable. You can just hang out, eat a great meal, chat with the lovely staff and down some pints of classic recipes.

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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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