Jordan St. John and Robin LeBlanc
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.
Nearly a decade ago Marlene Weaver discovered the poweress of the sewing machine. After owning a gift basket company for over 20 years, she stepped away from that world and brought her creative touch to sewing. Artisan Marlene Weaver brings her savvy eye to designing quilts, totes, aprons and other fun, fabric knick knacks. Combining pattterns and colours, Marlene brings a touch of funk and a dash of brightness to all her unique peices.
Food Nook Tours
Foodie Bria Weaver is your intrepid guide to the Toronto district of Roncesvalles, a hidden food gem that’s home to dozens of delectable restaurants and food shops. During a Food Nook Tour, you’ll explore some of Bria’s favourite shops and try out multiple food samples, like buttery croissants and exotic shots of ginger elixir. Throughout the tour, you’ll pick up more than just morsels of food. You’ll hear about the captivating and surprisingly culinary history of the neighbourhood.
Black Box Handmade Goods
Black Box Handmade Goods operates just north of Toronto. Mark started out making beer flight paddles out of a desire to start a beer club. “The reason I started a beer club, besides really enjoying craft beer, was an effort to keep up with all the beers and emerging craft brewers in Ontario”. As the club grew it became apparent that there was a gap and opportunity for quality, handcrafted flight paddles on the market. “I wanted to allow myself and others to be able to bring a small part of the pub and beer tasting experience into the home.
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Pretty Pennie Jewellery
Pretty Pennie Jewellery was homegrown in Canada by Designer and Metalsmith Hilary Pennie. As a 2004 graduate from Vancouver Community College's Jewellery Art & Design program, Hilary uses old school techniques that represent the beauty of hand crafted pieces made to last a lifetime. Carving wax allows her to transform a simple block into something truly unique which is cast and finished in brass, silver, or gold in her home studio. If you love craft beer and the excitement of throwing an axe with friends you have something in common with this out of retirement jeweller.
The "Pretty Hoppy" line encompasses delicately carved hops pendant and studs in brass, sterling silver, and rose gold plated to suit any style. Where the "Pretty Sharp" line offers a brass and silver axe pendant to suit the likes of both men and women. For more info follow @prettypennie and LIKE on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PrettyPennieJewellery/
The Brew Box
Enjoy sharing beers at the cottage with friends? Or do you frequent a local craft beer bar to discover something new? Perhaps you want to get Dad a different kind of Father’s Day gift.
Whatever your craft beer interests, The Brew Box is creating new ways to experience Ontario’s finest local brews in your home.
We’re transforming the craft beer drinking experience.
Each month we curate a selection of products from at least three craft breweries to share with our subscribers. Deliveries include four litres of beer, or six to eight bottles/cans. Boxes are securely shipped to your door via Canada Post. Our services allow consumers to bring craft beer experience into their homes and become part of province’s booming craft beer community.
Sparkplug Coffee, a mail-order coffee company, is delighted to bring our artisanal coffees to the Barley’s Angels Holiday Market.
Ensuring Canadians enjoy fresh and delicious coffee from their own coffeemakers is the reason Sparkplug Coffee was created. The company, which has been caffeinating Canadians since 2014, sells coffee (whole beans or ground to order) that are hand blended by Sparkplug Coffee’s founder & Chief Coffee Officer, Kara Isert. Coffees are roasted weekly and delivered quickly to customers. This ensures optimum freshness, which is the key to a successful brew.
Offering ease and convenience, customers can order any of Sparkplug Coffee’s unique blends at www.Sparkplug.Coffee and can even choose Autopilot delivery ensuring they will never run out of their favourite coffee.
To learn more about Sparkplug Coffee, please visit www.Sparkplug.Coffee and click here to get our tips to make every cup great!