Looking for a ripping tale of 403 years of beer in Canada's biggest province? Look no more. Ontario Beer: A Heady History of Brewing from the Great Lakes to the Hudson Bay by yours truly and Jordan St. John takes you from Henry Hudson to the McKenzie Brothers via William Helliwell and EP Taylor - and then on to today's craft beer in an decidedly less than straight line.
You want to understand New York history and New York beer? This is the book for you. 400 years of beers in one tidy paperback.
The Junket Registry: A Good Beer Community Service for Tips and Confessions featuring Thrilling Tales of Graft and Sloth in the Lives of Wanton Dipsos!
Alan is apparently a Gen X-er who has hit
40... err...44... err... 45... YIKES... 46 ... [ZOW-WEE!!] 48... jessh, now 51... and edits and writes about other stuff at his personal website Gen X at 40. Please email Alan or any of the authors at this blog's gmail account - please write if you want to join the ranks of authors of this site or just want to send in a story on your favorite beer or photo of your regular pub.
I have moved the content of the OCB Commentary Wiki here. It is now a static document and pretty much is locked in as understandings existed as of 2012. Probably needs its own wiki to update the content! Below are the original introductory remarks:
"The purpose of this wiki is to collectively make comments, add annotation, identify errata and suggest further sources to the text of The Oxford Companion to Beer. Members are asked to avoid comment about the authors, the structure of the text or other extraneous matters. This wiki is a not for profit project that reviews the text pursuant to the concept of "fair dealing for the purpose of criticism or review" under Canadian copyright law." Alan McLeod, wiki Organizer, and chief bottle washer at A Good Beer Blog. Motto? "Many hands make pleasant work." Alan McLeod, 25 October 2011. Please provide some information about yourself when making a request to join the wiki. Anonymous requests for membership will not be approved. Overly ardent and rudely put claims to authority will be cause for removal from the membership. As of 11 January 2012, 134 entries or 12.2% of the total of 1,100 received commentary, many with multiple comments. Eight of the photos have been corrected as well. That number rose to 151 by 13 May 2012.