A growler from Yellowhead Brewery // Eden Munro

Growlin’ for some beer

I like to keep readers of this fine paper updated on some of the interesting beer trends in the city. A strange entity has appeared over the past year or so in local breweries and finer liquor stores...

Ethically good beer

Once in a while Edmontonians are graced with something special. One such noted arrival appeared a few weeks ago. How special? Well, I can tell you I haven’t seen this kind of buzz about a new b...
// Meagha Baxter

Craft beer everywhere

Edmonton is experiencing a bit of a mini-boom in craft-beer-oriented restaurants. Four different establishments have opened up in the past 18 months or so, each offering a different take on the so-ca...

Dale knows his pale

Pale Ale is one of those styles that’s hard to pin down. In part this is because the term has been applied to a wide range of beer—many of which don’t come close to the style description—...
dish-beer---feb-13

Oaking up a newcomer

Most of the time it takes a brewery decades to build a reputation of quality. Samuel Adams, Fuller’s, Unibroue have been at their craft for a long time and they deserve the accolades they recei...

Prague in a bottle

Many years ago I did the requisite backpacking trek through Europe. While even then I was a homebrewer and had already developed a taste for quality beer I had not yet built up the knowledge base abo...
dish-beer---jan-16

An out-there brew

There is something going on in Europe. There appears to be a proliferation of un-anchored, experimental breweries that thrive on pushing boundaries and creating beer that challenges traditional notio...
dish-beer---jan-2

Something’s brewing

There is something new brewing in Calgary, or at least there will be soon. Tool Shed Brewing is a new operation trying to break into the Alberta craft beer market. Tool Shed is basically Graham Sherm...

Beer-filled cheer

I don’t know why, but it seems grape-based beverages get all the love during the holiday season. It is always wine served with the Christmas meal while Champagne is the order of the night on Ne...

Something old, something new

Modern and traditional approaches can co-exist in the beer world I have written a bit recently about my travel adventures this past summer. I travelled to Britain to experience some of its classic pu...