Tag Archives: craft beer

A Better Way to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

There’s a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by hoisting a pint of Ireland’s finest and toasting to your friend’s Slainte (good health). A pint of smooth and creamy Irish stout is a rare thing indeed, and no, we’re not talking about green beer either.

We’re talking about tapping into the makers movement and in one afternoon, equipping you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to make your very own batch of craft-beer, an authentic Irish stout that can and will be ready to roll out on your friends on St. Patrick’s Day.

Winnipeg’s Top Tap Rooms (and hall of shame)

Yes, in true Winnipeg fashion, we’ve jumped just in time to catch the tail end of the tap room band-wagon. Better late than never I guess and we’re certainly making up for lost time. In the last twelve months (give or take) we’ve seen some simply stellar places crack open their long-awaited doors and tap some kegs and with 20 tap-room or brewery permits up for approval, there’s plenty more on the horizon.

Here’s a breakdown of what we believe are the best (and worst) of them.

Winnipeg micro brewer selling out…and proud of it

Winnipeg’s Half Pints Brewing Co. launches new brew to celebrate “selling out.” Ever since Half Pints Brewing set up shop in 2006 they’ve been gaining recognition and accolades as a craft brewer. But the prevailing perception of the beer consuming public is that craft brewing and commercial success are almost mutually exclusive ideals.  Indeed, many […]

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