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Does Beer Go Bad?

You just found a bottle of your favourite beer that got pushed to the back of the pantry and forgotten, now you are thinking “Should I drink this?” “Is it still good?” Read this article, so you can make an educated guess.

Industry News

Inauguration Day Beers

These beers will help you to celebrate or drown your sorrows today, Inauguration Day.

Pub Talk

TOUR: Cold Garden Brewery

You don’t need cold weather to enjoy Cold Garden Brewery.

Beer Banter

The Life of a Beer Mantis Meme

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Chocolate Guinness Cake

The cream cheese frosting reminds us of the foamy head on a perfectly poured pint.


Beer Macaroni and Cheese

This cheesy, creamy mac and cheese recipe will be a family favourite!


Cream Cheese Beer Dip

This beer dip is one of those recipes that you won’t be able to stop snacking on!


Spiced Beer Cake

Use a light beer for just a slight taste of beer, or opt for a stronger, darker variety if you’d like to impart more beer flavour. Either way, the brew in this recipe ensures a super-moist cake.


Chocolate Covered Beer Marshmallows

The only problem you’ll have when you make these beer marshmallows, is that you won’t be able to stop eating them.


Guinness Beef Stew

Meat, potatoes, and Ireland’s best beer!

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Pub Talk


REVIEW: Hell’s Basement Brewing 

Hell’s Basement has recently opened its doors in Medicine Hat, Alberta. I have tried 5 of their recent craft beers and the following are my ...

The Blind Date That Worked

From the first time we met in the form of a Big Rock Dunkelweizen, I knew we’d be together forever!

Alberta Collaboration Beer Unity Brew 2016 Review

I was given the chance to review the new Unity Brew, but I have to say that I couldn’t “review” this per say, so I gave my thoughts on the t...

REVIEW: Brewsters in Lake Bonavista

  Hey Boozers, so there are days where I’m shocked by things I hear, and the other day was one of them. I got an email from the Director of ...

Beer Shampoos

Most beer lovers give a lot of thought to what kind of beer they want to drink, but most of the time, can’t be bothered to think about what ...

Chatting With Erin Baker of Trolley 5

This week, the spotlight is on Erin Baker, Assistant Brewer at Trolley 5 in Calgary, Alberta. She answers our questions about the Alberta Cr...

Beer Banter


Draft Beer Flavoured Jelly Beans

Jelly Belly, the king of random flavored jelly beans, has stepped up their game by introducing draft beer flavored jelly beans.

Industry News


Beau’s Announces Plans for 6th Annual FeBREWary Celebration

Beau’s All Natural has announced details of the sixth annual edition of FeBREWary, a month-long celebration of beer that will feature five beer releases and various events starting the week of January 30th.

Alberta Small Brewers Invited to the Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival

The Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival showcases some of Ontario’s best craft brewers. This year they will also be opening the doors to members of the Alberta Small Brewers Association paving the path to a more unity Canadian Craft Beer Industry.

Unity Brew 2016 is Ready For You!

Are you ready to try this year’s Alberta Small Brewers Association Unity Brew? We sure are!

Random Beer Terms


Apparent Attenuation



Volumes of C02


American Homebrewers Association (AHA)


Yeast Cake

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JBU > Intermediate

Beer Styles 201: Gruit Beer (Ancient Herbed/Spiced Ale)

Gruit like fruit can be added to ales to change their flavour profiles. Learn more about this ancient beer style.

JBU > Intermediate

Beer Styles: The Ingredients (Part One: Malt)

In previous articles, we examined what properties make the different beer varieties. In the next part of this series, we will explore the ingredients of beer; what exactly they are, and how they determine the various characteristics that define the distinct beer styles.

JBU > Intermediate

Beer Glasses – What is the best for my beer?

How do specific glasses affect my beer?

JBU > Intermediate

Beer Varieties: The Origins (Part Four: Bitterness)

In this series, we are looking at what characterises the hundreds of styles of beers that are available. So far we have looked at how gravities and alcohol by volume (ABV.) are calculated, and how colour is measured and named. In this article, we will examine bitterness, the counterbalance to the sweetness from the malt, which is derived mostly from the hops.

JBU > Intermediate

Dark Beer Myths Debunked

Don’t be afraid of the dark! shines a light on Dark Beer Myths.


How To Have A Beer Tasting

Want to plan a really cool night for you and your friends? Change up the regular beer party for a beer tasting party. Here are some ideas to help you plan the best craft beer tasting right in your own home.