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Better Bitters Brewing Company (Nickelbrook)

Beerhogger celebrated his birthday BEERFEST (thirty)SEVEN at Better Bitters Brewing Co (more commonly known to me as Nickelbrook  in Burlington.  The owner John welcomed our group with open arms, catered food for us from The Raging Olive (a local restaurant with awesome middle-eastern food and they carry Nickelbrook brews on tap), gave us the most informative tour of … Continue reading

Cameron’s Brewing Company

TOUR AND TASTING AT CAMERON’S! Cameron’s is an outstanding Oakville brewery.  Their catchy slogans include “BREWED BY A CONNOISSEUR (NOT AN ACCOUNTANT)” and “I drink local beer“.   BEERHOGGER organized BEERFEST VI (H.I.W.T.C.I; inside joke for “The Birds” who were in attendance and participated in the event/sampling and tour) and our event was given a … Continue reading

Trafalgar Brewing Company and The Tide House Pub

BEERHOGGER and friends celebrated our annual event, Beerfest 6 (H.I.W.T.C.I.; an inside joke for “the Birds”) at Trafalgar Brewing Company in Oakville.  Trafalgar is the all-time highlight for Beerfests!!!!  Why?  Let me tell you.  Beerhoggers went to Trafalgar Brewery to pick up a few bottles at the brewery/retail store one saturday and we inquired about the … Continue reading


More news on Toronto’s First Ever Beer Week: From the National Post: The Beer Frontier Toronto Life’s 9 Highlights The Sun’s Suds Flow In Toronto


Originally posted on Foodhogger, here’s a RECIPE (from the Toronto Star) for Chocolate Guinness Cake! INGREDIENTS Cake: 1/3 cup Guinness draught stout 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup buttermilk 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt 5 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar … Continue reading

Cloak & Dagger for TBW

Location: 394 College St., Toronto I just stumbled home from my favorite watering hole in Toronto, The Cloak and Dagger, where we were celebrating a birthday. I think it is very fitting that the launch of Beerhogger coincidentally fell during Toronto Beer Week and the Cloak and Dagger happened to be hosting a great event known as “Sausage … Continue reading

Toronto Beer Week!

It’s Toronto (First Ever) Beer Week!  (Sept 20 – 26) To commemorate the occasion (and because we’re celebrating a birthday) we’re going to The Cloak & Dagger (394 College Street)  for, what else?  Beers..and possibly Beersshhh…by the end of the evening. Check out the other venues for Toronto’s FIRST Beer Week!

LOCAL FEATURE: The Blake House

Location: 449 Jarvis St  Toronto http://www.theblakehouse.ca Open only three months, one of the last standing heritage structures (built in 1891) in Toronto  has been converted into a restaurant called The Blake House (previously, The Red Lion). One of the three owners and brothers, Jim Vasilakakos sat down and chatted with us as well.  He described … Continue reading

Overdraught Irish Pub

Location: 156 Front St W., Toronto Overdraught is what I like to consider a hidden gem of an Irish pub, situated underground right between Joe Badali’s and Canyon Creek Chophouse. Here you can find all the usual pub details: dark corners, cheery folk and most importantly, GUINNESS. The fish n’ chips and wings are just bonuses. … Continue reading

TRAVEL: Stirling, Scotland, No. 2 Baker Street

Location: 2 Baker Street, Stirling As far as pubs go, No. 2 Baker Street (yes, sounding very much like a popular 80s TV show) is the No. 1 place to go.  A local favourite, it serves up my favourite beer Guinness, and serves it EXTRA COLD. They don’t serve food at the pub, but bags … Continue reading


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