The Ontario Craft Beer Guide by Robin LeBlancThe Ontario Craft Beer Guide by Robin LeBlanc

The Ontario Craft Beer Guide

byRobin LeBlanc, Jordan St. John

Paperback | May 14, 2016

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Forget wine tours! This is the comprehensive guide to Ontario's craft-beer revival and the brewers behind it.

The renaissance of craft beer that has swept North America over the past thirty years has transformed the Ontario landscape, leaving over two hundred breweries, both great and humble, dotting the province. The diversity of craft beers we now enjoy is unprecedented in history and dazzling to behold. For the growing number of people who find their interest piqued, the sheer selection of brews can be intimidating.

The Ontario Craft Beer Guide gives readers, whether bright-eyed beginners or aficionados of the highest calibre, a dependable field guide to the beers of Ontario. Noted experts Jordan St. John (Lost Breweries of Toronto) and Robin LeBlanc (The Thirsty Wench) tell the stories of some of Ontario's most notable breweries and provide expert ratings for nearly a thousand beers.
Robin LeBlanc is a writer and photographer. As the owner of the award-winning craft beer site thethirstywench.com and writer for Torontoist's beer column, "Inherent Weisse," she has appeared on TV, radio, and newspapers preaching the gospel of good beer. She lives in Toronto. Jordan St. John was National Beer Columnist for Sun Media f...
Title:The Ontario Craft Beer GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7 × 5 × 1 inPublished:May 14, 2016Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1459735668

ISBN - 13:9781459735668

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great guide, great memento! My friend and I purchased this book and plotted our descent upon the Ontario craft beer scene based off of this guide. While I usually would utilize the internet to mastermind such an undertaking, I decided to purchase this guide on paper instead of electronically and have the staff at the bars leave a little note about their favorite beer and leave our own notes/ratings next to the author's. Their choices didn't cease to amaze and now I have a book to be a memory of my first trip to Ontario. I intend on going back, bringing this book with and continuing the trend. It is on-point!
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look up "thorough" in the dictionary: And you'd find an image of this book. About as comprehensive, insightful, and as meticulous as it gets.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent comprehensive guide This book is all you need to take a self-guided tour of Ontario's craft beer scene, or to just learn more about some of the area's brewers.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful, Nuanced, and Approachable This is a book that manages to deliver insightful, nuanced takes on the beers profiled while respecting that readers of a variety of experiences are consulting the book. You don't feel talked down to, but you also don't feel like you're being fed a line when they're describing tasting notes.
Date published: 2016-06-28
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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Ontario's Craft Beer History
  • Buying Beer in Ontario
  • Ontario Craft Breweries
  • Recommended Ontario Craft Pubs
  • Glossary
  • Breweries By Region
  • Index of Beers
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Authors

Editorial Reviews

I started ticking off the brews that I've tried, and I've learned that I have a lot of beer to discover. - Beer O'Clock