Look who has a cover story!
Last month I made the trek to Ridgeway, to check out Brimstone Brewing (@brimstonebrewing) on behalf of Taps Magazine (@tapsmagazine). Theirs is an interesting story, starting out as a nanobrewery in a deconsecrated church basement and leaning heavily on Christian imagery. They’ve grown nicely, but prudish bureaucracy has stalled their plans to distribute through government-run liquor stores. Oh, Ontario.
Prior to my interview I spent a day across the border, in neighbouring Buffalo. Its craft beer scene is also featured in this issue of Taps. You should really pick up a copy.
This year’s Canadian Brewing Awards are in nearby Niagara Falls. If you’re looking for a great beer vacation, this region has plenty to offer!