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2019 Pumpkin Roundup

Another Halloween has come and gone, which means we’ve probably only got a few weeks left with Fall beers on the shelves - and the winter beers are already starting to creep in.

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November #DayOffBeerChallenge

It’s become apparent though that there are a lot of people in the beer community who take their health seriously and work to balance their love of craft beer with healthy lifestyles.  The more we talk about that actively, the more we positively influence the community by encouraging healthy behaviour and attitudes.

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Where To Drink Craft Beer In Virginia | Alexandria, Richmond, Virginia Beach & Norfolk

Virginia. The closest body of warm water to Canada, the state is known for being the home of some of the US’s most important federal departments, and more recently for its incredible craft beer scene. VA had been at the top of our bucket list for a long time, and over Summer19 we finally got out there in partnership with Visit Virginia.

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Branching Out for Fall - Henderson Brewing Company

It’s late October and we are now well into Fall, which of course means that beer shelves and fridges have been graced with Fall beers - and I love it!  Not that there’s ever a bad season for porters and stouts, but I just like them that much more when the sun sets a bit earlier, the wind is a bit chillier, and you just want something to warm you up from the inside.

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Beer Is Not Good For You

A question that’s never too far in the back of my mind when it comes to my love of craft beer is “Am I drinking too much?”

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We Did The #NoServiceMoreDetour | Muskoka Brewery Vlog

BAOS and Liquid x Happiness partnered with Muskoka Brewery to take the #NoServiceMoreDetour challenge, where we headed out to Vermont and disconnected for 24 hours while crushing a bunch of their phenomenal India Session Ale, Detour.

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Around the World in Hamilton, ON - Liquid Art Fest 2019 Roundup

A little over a month ago, the BAOS crew congregated in Hamilton, ON and we hit up the second annual Liquid Art Festival hosted by none other than Collective Arts Brewing Co.

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The Rise of Low ABV Beer - Echo Session Ales

Low ABV options are a quietly growing desire in the craft beer industry, and it’s not hard to imagine why that might be, particularly with so many tap lists dominated by 6 to 7% IPAs and even higher from there. 

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“Hop” on the Bike in Ottawa - Bicycle Craft Brewery

A couple of months ago when Chris (Hops & Bros) and I were guests on episode 135 of the podcast, we talked about a number of different breweries that have helped shape the Ottawa craft beer scene. One of the breweries we talked about and sampled on the show was Bicycle Craft Brewery.

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Introducing #TheNewNow: Conversations with the Leaders of Diversity in Craft Beer

In my first ever post for BAOS, I touched briefly on the ever-growing conversation of diversity in craft beer, particularly the need for greater diversity and inclusion in the industry.

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Are Classic Styles Getting Lost In The Haze?

This seems to be an ever prominent question in the beer world, especially with how connected it is to social media, and in many ways how dependent it is on social media.

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