While I take some time to get things together for some posts I’ve got planned, here are links to the beery and boozy writing I did for Taste T.O. in the couple of months before we put the site on hiatus.
Nov 9th: Beers of the Week â€“ Harviestoun Ola Dubh Series
A review feature on the five Ola Dubh versions – 12, 16, 18, 30 & 40 – that were released at the LCBO recently.
Nov 2nd: Pub Crawl â€“ Parkdale
A virtual tour of five of the best places get a pint in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood.
Oct 28th: Glenfiddich – Not Just For Newbies
A re-cap of two Glenfiddich tasting events I attended in one day, one of which included the somewhat rare 21 Year Old, and the really rare 40 Year Old.
Oct 26th: Beer of the Week â€“ Creemore Springs urBock
Review of a returning seasonal favourite.
Oct 19th: LCBO Opens The Whisky Shop
A look at the line-up of premium spirits on offer via the LCBO’s new Whisky Shop promotion.
Oct 12th: Beers of the Week â€“ Birrificio BrÃ¹ton
Some thoughts on the beers of Italy’s Birrificio BrÃ¹ton, which I enjoyed in the company of brewery founder Iacopo Lenci.
Oct 5th: Pub Crawl â€“ Downtown Yonge
The first installment in the returning Pub Crawl series, and also the first in the new multi-venue format, featuring short write-ups on five bars and pubs in the same neighbourhood.
Sep 28th: Beers of the Week â€“ Hereâ€™s to Halloweâ€™en!
An advance preview of the pumpkin beers and other spooky ales brought in by the LCBO for Hallowe’en this year.
Sep 21st: Beer of the Week â€“ Muskoka Harvest Ale
Review of one of the best seasonal ales available in Ontario this fall.
Sep 14th: Beers of the Week â€“ The Ales of Autumn
Preview of the beers included in the LCBO’s 2010 Autumn Ales promotion.
Sep 7th: Hanging Out With Bud And Jack
Notes on a unique day where I met the men currently responsible for two of America’s most legendary alcohol brands: George F. Reisch, Brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch; and Jeff Arnett, Master Distiller at Jack Daniel’s.