Winter ales

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Along with the holidays comes a bitter chill in the air, but also the promise of a new range of seasonal, limited-release seasonally inspired ales. Some winter ales are full-on spicy brews, brimming with flavours. Those labelled as winter warmers often have been seasoned with ingredients such as vanilla, cinnamon or cloves. Other seasonal winter…

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Cider House Rules

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In many parts of the world, including Canada, hard cider is the fastest growing segment of the beverage alcohol market. Its naturally refreshing character and typically restrained alcohol levels appeal to a consumer looking for an alternative to beer and those turning away from sweeter-edged coolers. Traditionally, cider lovers were almost exclusively middle-aged men. Now,…

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