Ireland and Hop House 13

Welcome to our first round of Drinks with David international. For those of you who don’t follow us on Facebook I’m currently travelling throughout Ireland, visiting some family and seeing the sites. That’s why we’ve been a bit dormant lately, as I’m just trying to enjoy myself. Let’s set the scene. You’re in an Irish…

A Trip Down Great King Street

This is the first blended scotch that I am doing a bottle spotlight on.  Blended scotch generally gets a bad rap, I think this is largely a status thing, plus when people do buy blended they tend to buy cheap.  I’m here to say that blended scotch is good and generally very smooth. I may…

Stranger than a Ginger’s Revenge

Collective Arts Stranger than Fiction Porter I was very excited to try this, since dark beers are typically my favourite. This is also the first Collective Arts beer I’ve tried, which is a bit inexcusable. Their can designs are very unique and some of the best looking craft labels out there. This is your standard…

Honey Ginger Shandy and Lone Pine IPA

Old Tomorrow Honey Ginger Shandy This is the second beer I’ve reviewed by Old Tomorrow, it was one of the contestants in our Great Canadian Pale Ale Showdown. For anyone who doesn’t know a shandy is a drink that’s half beer and half something else, typically a ginger ale or lemonade. It’s a refreshing summer…

What makes a craft brewery?

Photos from Creative Commons My articles on this blog have focused on (showing off) craft breweries throughout Ontario and primarily on Ottawa. I thought it would be helpful to discuss just what defines a craft brewery. While there are some rigid definitions out there I think what makes a craft brewery is having creative control…

LCBO Home Delivery

Earlier this week the LCBO announced the launch of an online store where orders can be made for delivery to your home for a fee of $12 or for free to any LCBO store. There’s a minimum order cost of $50 for shipping but otherwise it’s all fair game. How is this going to affect…