News elsewhere on the blogs we like
9 Sep 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
Ah, my least favourite glass ever meets my favourite brewery of 2016. I got the Kwak glass likely the best part of a decade ago and had to wash a decade's worth of dust off it to celebrate or mark or mourn today's news.
11 May 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
Ah, the liquor control system. Government stores controlling the marketplace and then pretending that it's still a marketplace. The sort of system that announces growlers will be sold in Ontario and then builds one growler stand in just one Toronto store to serve the entire population of 13 million or so.
4 May 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
I have been remiss. Well, late. Not lazy. Late. Distracted? Distracted. Jordan and Robin sent me a digital copy of this book weeks ago and I have only gotten to writing my review now. There's been taxes to do at the last minute. Children to take to sports or hover over as math gets the best effort we can expect.
7 Apr 2016 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
I have known Troy Burtch a long time.
29 Nov 2015 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
A year ago, we read about certain Georgian era drinking habits of the early decades of the colony of Upper Canada - what is now Ontario. It includes my favorite observations included in Ontario Beer - in fact, one of my favorites in the entire history of drinking in Canada.
24 Sep 2015 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
It's here! It's here! The new phone book is here!!!!Well, OK... it's not that exciting but the Master Framework Agreement dated 22 September 2015 is here. Last April I discussed the process of reforming Ontario's beer retailing.
19 Sep 2015 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
I am increasingly finding myself far more disinterested in the current reforms of the beer distribution system in Ontario than I am annoyed by them. They seem to be geared to offer little that I expect to alter my shopping experience. But last week there were a couple of hints as to what is going on behind the closed process of government and industry negotiations that are worth noting if only for their entertainment value:
19 Aug 2015 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
Two days back off holiday and I am already taking an afternoon off. Slacker. Well, there was a need to do so but not really to do anything other than mind the wee one. Fortunately there's afternoon baseball to watch online and lots of beer news to catch up with.
28 Jun 2015 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
4 May 2015 - Alan McLeod - A Good Beer Blog
One of the good things about being in my job is the records one comes across or co-workers with an interest in history share with you. I got this tidbit below in my email last week. That's from the first document I came across in a larger scanned file called "Tavern Inspectors Records 1849-1853".