So the rough draft of the Ontario beer book Jordan and I are writing is done. Tomorrow morning I started in editing the stuff I wrote a few months ago about 1610 having just stopped myself at 1984. I skipped a bit. The bit including the reigns of George IV, William IV as well as Victoria. And a bit of George III. Jordan focused on that chunk of time. The time of transition. Beer in 1610 was pretty much the same as 1810 around these parts. Traditional. And beer in 1900 is not all that different from 1980. Industrialized, whether craft or macro. But the bit in the middle? That's where all the action happened. Where's the action tonight?
=> Apparently Canada is ready for imported beer. Never mind that it's been here since at least 1795. Beyond that... What the heck makes this news... news?
=> Now here's a real beer story. Where to find good beer cheap in Toronto. Finding good beer not cheap in Toronto. No news in that.
=> Words to live by: "with regards to the Super Bowl, foodwise, my mind always goes to cheese." Or is it an end times beer tale? Beer covered up in weird flavours? At least once upon a time people had the decency to call it Zima.
=> You leave a place and just like that, whammo, 22 years later they change the law to let you fill growlers at pubs. Maybe last done there in the 1890s. Beer by drone? No one needs that.
News late January Friday evening? Maybe the thaw. I saw non-frozen water outside today. That's news in my world. That and getting a review in Mexico for The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer.