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Random Acts of Beerness: Start-Up Edition

The big thing that has caught my eye in the last few weeks is the growing list of new breweries opening or soon to be open on the prairies. The recent run of start-ups does not seem to be abating. This, of course, is a good thing for everyone (except lowly beer writers trying to […]

Your Pre-Xmas Beer News

It has been less than a month since my last news round-up, but with the list of updates and news I have to cover today, you would think it was months since my last news post. And I suspect we haven’t heard all of the Xmas-related announcements yet.

So let me get straight to it […]

A Fall Kaleidoscope of Beer News

I haven ‘t done a news round up in a while, so it might be time to get to one. The news has piled up a bit in the round-up’s absence.

Keep in mind there are still the last couple Alberta Beer Week events ongoing in the next day or two, including the Edmonton Beer […]

Catchin’ Up on the News

I have been quite the busy puppy the last few weeks, as my more sporadic than usual posting may attest. One thing that has fallen behind is reporting the latest beer news and releases. As it turns out the past month or so has been relatively quiet on the new beer front. This makes sense […]

Spring Has Sprung Us Some Beer

It really is starting to feel like spring. We have had our requisite May snowfall, the trees are budding and the grass is turning green. Sounds like a good time for a beer.

And that thought had me realizing it has been a while since I have done a news roundup. In fact it has […]

As The Seasonals Turn…

Everything in my instincts tells me I should hold off one more week before doing another news roundup. Yet, the balancing act is the beer that have been released stop being “news” while I wait for more new releases. So, I trade off, fully expecting a couple of announcements next week that I will have […]

ASBA Becomes Official and other Beer News

It has been common knowledge in beer circles for a while

In one of the worst kept secrets in the beer world, the Alberta Small Brewers’ Association (ASBA) officially announced it formation last week (first revealed here a few months ago). They also announced that former BioWare founder, beer videographer and all-around man-about-town, Greg Zeschuk, […]

Bisons Are Big This Week

Clearly prairie brewers like their buffalo, as two of the region’s craft breweries are releasing beer named after the majestic, almo-made-extinct-by-humans beasts. Plus I have a bit of other beer news for you.

First to the Bisons.

This week, the folks at Ribstone Creek are announcing a new seasonal beer, Lone Bison IPA, which should […]

Drinking at the Corner of Portage and Main

I have been to the corner of Portage and Main, reputedly Canada’s windiest intersection. The first time it was late November and the snow swirled so intensely I felt I was being smacked in the face with hundreds of tiny BB pellets. So, maybe it is fitting that Fort Garry Brewing, as part of its […]

The Bitter Truth, Bad Spelling and Other Beer News

Time for another quick beer news roundup before it all gets away on me. Some new beer, word of a new brewery and more beer events fill up this edition. So, let’s get right to it.

First up, tomorrow Alley Kat releases its latest Big Bottle single-batch, this time an Extra Special Bitter called The […]