The recurring popularity of lagers

By Roger Mittag It seems that we are all on the fast track, trying to keep up with the latest trends and fads and ensuring that we are driving new customers into our locations. There is, however, a fine line between being innovative and imitative. It is very difficult to be leading edge enough to […]

Unique flavours abound with inventive new craft and artisanal sodas

From herbs to exotic fruits, small-batch craft sodas are putting a new twist on Canada’s soft drink industry. Long the domain of large soft drink companies, the soda (or, more colloquially, pop) market in Canada has seen an influx of new craft and artisanal soda makers starting to create a buzz among non-alcoholic beverage fans. […]

Success on tap: Nicole Barry, PEG Beer Company, Winnipeg

By Sean Moon After a decade working in senior financial management and accounting positions, Nicole Barry certainly has the pecuniary pedigree to help grasp the finer economic aspects of starting and running a restaurant business. What Barry is really banking on, however, is that her love of craft beer and entrepreneurial spirit can add up […]

Canada’s beer industry is brewing out west

By Jordan Knox If you haven’t checked out the beer industry on the west coast in the last five years, you are missing out. Most craft breweries on the west coast are taking a minimalist approach, using simple quality ingredients, and highlighting seasonal products. The tasting rooms where the steel brewing tanks are visible, simple […]

Age of change: Why millennials could be your biggest market

By Alex Powell and Priya Rao Kids these days! Usually when we utter those words it’s while we’re shaking our heads in dismay. Today, however, we’re thanking the millennial demographic (those born between 1982 and 1995) for a resurgence of interest in fine beverages. If you haven’t read this article from The Back Label yet, […]