Raising a pint to history

Archaeological anthropology professor Marie Hopwood and her team create craft beers—with names like Midas Touché, Odin’s Eye, and Chosen Chicha—based on 5,000-year-old recipes

What your drink of choice says about your politics

A new poll suggests Canadians’ booze preferences vary according to the party they vote for. Fortunately, we’re more united in our tastes than divided

Why buck-a-beer failed before in Ontario—and why it likely will, again

The story of Lakeport Brewing Co.’s meteoric rise and total collapse shows us why Doug Ford’s plans for buck-a-beer’s return will be a tall task—if not an impossible one

A simple, no-fuss promise for Ontario politicians to help beer drinkers

Opinion: The Ontario election has become abuzz about how booze is sold. So why is every party leader ignoring the plan that wine and beer producers actually want?

Canada is not a country.

Scott Gilmore: If our rag tag federation can’t build pipelines, move beer or find some common bonds, we may have a fatal problem

Why the Supreme Court didn’t ‘free the beer’

The ruling disappointed cheap-beer lovers but it turns on some subtle technical points that could have broader ramifications, explains constitutional law expert Carissima Mathen

In its ‘free-the-beer’ ruling, the Supreme Court reveals its contradictions

Opinion: The Supreme Court—neutered by politics—delivers a craven, logically inconsistent decision on Gerard Comeau’s cross-border alcohol fight

The ‘free the beer’ ruling and the Supreme Court’s record of putting the brakes on change

On stock market regulation, Senate reform, even appointments to its own bench, the top court has disappointed those unhappy with the status quo

Drinking in class is encouraged at this Canadian college program

A rapidly growing industry with a labour shortage led to this program and its 100 per cent placement rate

Why Canadians drink Canadian: Our patriotic drinking habits

Our choice of alcohol sends a strong signal about what we value about our country

Who will stand up for Canadian beer drinkers?

The beer lobby is fighting a tax that would make your brews cost more. But beer drinkers are actually the yeast of its concerns.

How Steam Whistle carved a niche for itself in a crowded market

Steam Whistle’s founders had plans to launch a line of beers. They found success by focusing on a single one.