After almost 15 years of running the Old Toronto Beer Tour and the Beer Lovers' Tour Co., I decided it was time to get with the modern world and start writing a blog. Well actually, I'm calling it a Newsletter because I still have one foot in the old world... Whatever form it takes, I'm excited to now have a few new ways to keep in touch with the wonderful people we've met on our Old Toronto Beer Tours.
I hope you enjoy it! Drop me a line anytime. In addition to this blog, you might like to subscribe to my new Beer & Travel Newsletter that I'll send out quarterly.
I'll use this newsletter /blog to share news of what we're up to in the land of beer, but as many of you know, my interests extend well beyond beer and so what I write about will likely include a few other things I am passionate about! Just look at this next piece of news...
Life is a Cabaret...
In non-beer related news, some of you may remember that I am also a singer/actor. Well I actually got a big break, and will be playing Herr Schultz in "Cabaret" at the famed Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. So winter in Winnipeg here I come!
I'll keep you posted on my experiences as rehearsals progress. Any of you from Winnipeg, let me know where to go for craft beer and we'll go for a pint after the show!
Tid-bits of History
As part of our passion for history I'd like to share one or two items of interest that you might want to drop at your next garden party.
Growing up as a stamp collector (philatelist) one of my favourite examples is seen here. Two things you might want to take note of. This was the world's first Christmas stamp! It also depicts the vastness of the British Empire at it's 19th century apex. It isn't that I think those were 'the best of times' but when we refer to Toronto's Gooderham & Wort's Distillery as the largest in the British empire (now the Distillery District and home to the Mill Street Brewery), this stamp gives us a sense of what that actually meant in the day.
Speaking of history, this year I was also working as a consultant to help launch a new craft beer, "Old Tomorrow", a Sir John A. Macdonald inspired "Canadian Pale Ale" It has already hit select LCBO stores, just in time to celebrate Macdonald's 200th Birthday party in January. Check it out!
Thanks for reading ! Look forward to hearing from you.
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