Goose Island Beer Company is a craft brewery known for brewing world-class beers out of the windy city. Recently, it has been known for being bought by brewing giant and largest beer company in the world, Anheuser-Busch, which produces the swill known as Budweiser. There was severe backlash when they announced the deal in 2011, with many die-hard independent craft […]
Articles by: Dillon Rahkola
This cartoon was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on November 20, 2013.
The ongoing battle between drinking beer fresh and aging beer is one for the ages. Beer geeks and brew masters alike have their different opinions on the issue. Some argue that a brewery wouldn’t release a beer if it wasn’t ready to be consumed right away. Others argue that letting it age and mature is more beneficial for the beer. […]
By Dillon Rahkola Ryersonian Staff Ever since Toronto police recovered a digital video file that allegedly shows Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, the city has been in the international media’s spotlight. All eyes were on our dear leader last week when he made front-page news, surprising everyone by admitting, for the first time, that he has smoked crack […]
November 8th is International Stout Day. It’s a day to celebrate all things dark and delicious in beer. One local microbrewery in the city has been pumping out some seriously fantastic stouts in the past few months. Named one of the top three new breweries in the world in 2012, Bellwoods Brewery is changing the way Torontonians look at beer. […]
Cans are making a comeback in the beer industry and they’re no longer reserved for the cheap stuff. Craft beer companies in Canada are turning to cans as their vessel of choice when it comes to packaging their world class beer. Unfortunately in the past, canned beer has been pinned with the misconception that the beer inside is of poor […]
Autumn is a fantastic time of the year for exciting and delicious seasonal beers. These fall offerings usually have a higher-than-normal alcohol content (five per cent or more), as well as the addition of ingredients that identify with the season. Adding pumpkin spices to all sorts of different beverages seems to be the growing trend all over North America. Pumpkin […]