Beer Buzz

During World War II, the brewing-trade industry known as the United Brewers Industrial Foundation worked with the U.S. government to create a series of ads designed to boost morale and highlight the positive aspects of beer. more

Nov 26, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

We heard a story a while back about an artist who had a sculpture exhibit going on at a gallery. Near the entry door to the gallery, the artist placed a coat rack. more

Nov 19, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

Everybody knows beer causes beer bellies, right? Why else would they call it a beer belly? more

Aug 6, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

A month or so ago, the San Francisco Weekly published an article called The 10 Coolest Specialty Food and Drink Magazines. In that list are two magazines that write about beer, at least in a cursory manner. more

Jul 30, 2009 12:00 AM Beverages

The camping season here in the Yukon is well underway and, so far, under lots of warm weather and blue sky. When we head out to the campgrounds, one of our favourite activities is to check out the various ways people choose to crash for the night. more

Jun 18, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

Back in March, we sent one of our brewers on a jaunt to jolly old England. Alan went there to participate in a beerfest put on by a group of pubs, J.D. Wetherspoon (JDW). At each beerfest, JDW features 50 different beers in their pubs, most of... more

May 28, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

The renaissance of craft brewing in Canada all started with a single beer. We are not talking about the first bottle rolled out the door by Granville Island Brewing, more

May 14, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

The Liquor Corporation in New Brunswick has created a wee bit of a stir lately (pun intended). It seems it is losing a lot of beer sales in border communities. Not to the U.S., as you might think, but to Qu├ębec. more

Apr 23, 2009 12:00 AM Beverages

Congratulations to the Yukon government, in general, and to the Yukon Liquor Corporation, specifically, for passing regulations that put the new Liquor Act in play more

Apr 9, 2009 12:00 AM Beverages

As we get nearer to our upcoming and excellent adventure, distilling, we get more and more questions about the process. So we thought we would turn the Beer Buzz into the Booze Buzz, at least for this column. more

Mar 19, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

What goes together even better than peanut butter and chocolate, Laurel and Hardy, or ice cream and dill pickles? We think it is beer and music. more

Feb 19, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

Here we are, the first Buzz of 2009, and it seems like the right thing to say is "Good riddance, 2008." Funny thing is, it seems like the beginning of that year was brimming with optimism, in stark contrast to the end. It now seems like so many... more

Jan 29, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

It all started on Dec. 23, 1998, in Philadelphia. Or, more accurately, at Pitchers Pub in Manayunk, a neighbourhood in the north-west corner of Philly. That was the first "Running of the Santas more

Dec 25, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

Everyone in North America knows who Saint Nicholas is, right? Obviously, he is the guy dressed in the red and white suit who gives away gifts every December 25th. However, he is also the patron saint for a number of other things. more

Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM Beverages

In case you have been living in a vacuum over the past few weeks, apparently these are hard times. Funny how things seemed to turn around so fast ... or maybe not so funny, depending on your perspective. more

Dec 11, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

The year was 1798 and the place was Helgoland. Helgoland is located in the North Sea, 70 kilometres off of the coast of Germany. This is important, since it is the remote location that made Helgoland, in 1798, the birthplace of the beer bottle organ more

Dec 4, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

There are few more dangerous waters for the Buzz to float down than mixing beer and religion. And yet, being the brave souls that we are, go there we must. more

Nov 27, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

One of the things that a business in your community can do that companies Outside cannot is treat you like you -- as an individual -- matter. more

Nov 20, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

We are often browsing around for new beer styles that we can make. With our growler system, we are able to try new beers without the problems of designing new packages. more

Nov 13, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

We feel the need to make a few comments on the $700 billion subsidy that has been the big financial news in the US last month. We have a real hard time trying to get our heads around that number, 700 billion. It sure seems like a lot of zeros. more

Oct 16, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages