Zut alors! Glutenberg is now at the LCBO.

I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in January of 2013. That night, I went to the LCBO and picked up six packs of the four gluten free beers they carried. There was Messagere Red Ale from Quebec, Bard’s Gold from New York, Wisconsin’s New Grist, and from Burlington, Ontario – Nickel Brook Gluten Free. Two months later, the LCBO added … [Read more…]

Innocente Beer now available at the LCBO

Bystander. Fling. Guilty Conscience. Inn O’Slainte. The names on the board at Innocente Brewing Company are as unique as the beers in the bottles. A few weeks ago, I made a pitstop to pick up some bottles for my wife, and “assistant to the regional brewer” Craig mentioned they were getting ready to start selling in the LCBO. Well, … [Read more…]

Reverse Showrooming

It’s more important than ever this year to shop at locally owned businesses here in Waterloo Region. LRT construction is seemingly every where and many of your favourite stores are feeling the pain. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about some of my favourite places to holiday and birthday shop around our community. … [Read more…]

New joint at THEMUSEUM

With the rush of Hometown Hockey and Oktoberfest, I missed the grand opening of [email protected] A few Fridays back, Kayleigh and I headed over to check out the space – and to finally try KW Craft Cider. I am in no way qualified to judge the food (it’s really good IMHO) – but look at the decor. LOOK … [Read more…]

That’s A Straight Up Jack


Never underestimate the effectiveness of a straight cash bribe. – Claud Cockburn As the king of beer apps, Untappd is both a source of joy and frustration for me. Being a celiac, I find the site invaluable for discovering great gluten-free beers to try. The frustration comes from living in Ontario and having only one store to purchase … [Read more…]

Auf Wiedersehen Techtoberfest 2014


“Canada is an incredible environment to build a company.” – Mike McDerment “We are building the future of Canada.” – John Ruffolo Alas, Techtoberfest 2014 has come to an end. Two days of amazing discussions and networking went by faster than a keg of Molson Canadian at Altes Muenchen Haus. I covered day one here, and … [Read more…]