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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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A Brief History Of Roggenbier

I recently tried a tasty ‘new’ brew, a Roggenbier, which of course, is not a new beer style at all and has actually existed for hundreds of years. Like many other German brews, Roggenbier all but vanished for half a century and managed to rise from obscurity against all odds. Read on for some geeky beer facts and brief history of Roggenbier. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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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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