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Dan and his kitchen crew have been hard at work creating some new flavours to complement our old favourites. Stilton served with cranberry-onion chutney, multigrain bread is added to the Snacks menu. Cured Rainbow Trout on black kale with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds rounds out our salad offerings. Lighter Fare sees the addition of...

What are Cryo Hops?  Before diving right into the swirling whirlpool of Cryo Hops, let’s first look at how hops are used in brewing.  Hops are one of the 4 essential ingredients in beer, along with water, yeast and barley. Brewers may use either whole cone or pelletized hops, where whole cones are kept intact,...

Cigarette butts are a serious cause of litter and a nuisance to pick up. They are one of the top single-use plastics and Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada identify these butts as the most frequently found microplastic in aquatic environments. In an effort to address the issues of pollution, chemical leaching, and...

What is a Hefeweizen? Hefeweizens are a type of weissbier or white beer, also commonly referred to as weizenbier, or wheat beer. Translated from German, hefeweizen means “yeast wheat,” an apt description as they are the two defining ingredients for the style. Malted wheat contains higher levels of protein, contributing to hefeweizen’s trademark cloudy appearance,...

If you’re looking to pick up some beer at your neighbourhood LCBO, check out this QR code or click on the can for a link to Al’s Cask Ale inventory – available in about thirty GTA stores.