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September 5th, 2010 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

We’ve been getting some requests to create an e-mail newsletter as another way of keeping beer lovers informed in Ontario and beyond.  So we did it!  If you’re interested in receiving periodic e-mail updates on what’s happening with The Bar Towel and the beer scene, please register here or using the form below.

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The Bar Towel Announces Picaroons Private Order

June 28th, 2010 Posted by Consignment & Private Orders, Site News No Comment yet

The Bar Towel, through its partner corporation Cecktor Limited, is happy to announce that it has been appointed the Ontario representative for Picaroons Traditional Ales of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Picaroons, brewed by the Northampton Brewing Company, is the second brewery partner of The Bar Towel Specialty Beer Imports / Cecktor Limited, an affiliate of The Bar Towel dedicated to offering unique products to Ontario beer lovers.  This relationship with Picaroons also strengthens the Free Our Beer initiative, an offshoot of The Bar Towel dedicated to reforming Ontario’s beer retailing system.

At the same time we are also happy to launch a Private Order for Picaroons for Ontario consumers.  Effective immediately, Ontario consumers can order full cases of Picaroons Best Bitter Ale, Man’s Best Friend Porter, Timber Hog Stout, Yippee IPA and Feel’s Good Pilsner.  You can find out more about this order and place your order securely online here.

Bar Towel Introduces New Publishing System

December 28th, 2009 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

The Bar Towel is proud to announce its move to a new publishing system for Ontario beer news! The new system (WordPress) should allow for a cleaner interface and more functionality to come. Comments and feedback are welcome – e-mail any thoughts to cass@bartowel.com.  If anyone is following Bar Towel news via RSS, please update to this feed.

Bar Towel Radio – Live from Volo Cask Days

October 18th, 2008 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

Today we’re doing something different – quick, raw, “live” interviews from the Brewer’s Brunch at Volo Cask Days.
Listen to the interviews here.

Southern Tier on Bar Towel Radio

May 10th, 2008 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

We’re proud to announce a new episode of Bar Towel Radio, an interview with Phin DeMink and Paul Cain of Southern Tier Brewing from Lakewood, New York. Phin and Paul were in Toronto recently to celebrate the pending release of their Southern Tier IPA at the LCBO.
Get it from Bar Towel Radio’s home page or subscribe to the feed here. We’ve got some more episodes coming down the pipe so keep your eyes open for them.

New episode of Bar Towel Radio

April 22nd, 2008 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

Well, it’s been a little while, but we’re proud to announce a new episode of Bar Towel Radio, an interview with Brian Morin and Dayna Guy of beerbistro.
Get it from Bar Towel Radio’s home page or subscribe to the feed here. We’ve got some more episodes coming down the pipe so keep your eyes open for them.

Three new episodes of Bar Towel Radio

October 17th, 2007 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

On October 14th at Rowers on Harbord Street, Industry SOS hosted a new event called the Independent Boast & Toast. This event featured various beers from Ontario craft breweries including Denison’s, Trafalgar, St Andre, Great Lakes and Nickel Brook.
At the event we recorded a series of Bar Towel Radio episodes with some of the participating brewers. They are now available, interviews with John Romano from the Nickel Brook Brewery, Lindsey Key of Trafalgar Ales & Meads and Michael Hancock of Denison’s Brewing Company. Get them from Bar Towel Radio’s home page or subscribe to the feed here. Watch for more episodes in the coming days.

Golden Tap Awards Announced

August 19th, 2007 Posted by Golden Tap Awards, Site News No Comment yet

Last night at a gala event at beerbistro, the 2007 Golden Tap Awards were announced. These were the winners:
Best microbrewery in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) – Mill Street
Best microbrewery in Ontario (outside of the GTA) – Church-Key
Best beer brewed in the GTA – Mill Street Tankhouse
Best beer brewed in Ontario (outside of the GTA) – Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best bar in the GTA in terms of draught beer selection – C’est What
Best bar in the GTA in terms of bottled beer selection – beerbistro
Best bar in Ontario (outside of the GTA) – Winking Judge
Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario (including the GTA) – Mill Street Brewpub
Best beer of the festival – Black Oak Transvestite’s Tipple
New this year were Editor’s Circle awards, to recognize unique and significant achievements in the Ontario beer industry. Four were handed out:
Michael Hancock
Great Lakes Brewing
Roland + Russell
Volo Cask Days
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for attending the Golden Tap Awards event.
The complete audio recording of the Golden Tap Awards ceremony is available through Bar Towel Radio.

Creemore Springs on Bar Towel Radio

July 28th, 2007 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

We’re happy to announce our latest Bar Towel Radio episode, an interview with Karen Gaudino, director of sales and marketing at the Creemore Springs Brewery in Creemore, Ontario. Creemore is one of Ontario’s most well-known breweries and our show covers their latest happenings and what things are like at the brewery since the Molson acquisition. Get it from Bar Towel Radio’s home page or subscribe to the feed here.