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  • All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Sweet Syrah

      The time has come again for the changing of the seasons.  The first snowfall of the year has come and gone, much to the chagrin...

    • Onwards To Oktoberfest

      As the leaves start to fall from the trees, most people start clamouring for pumpkin spice latte at their local coffee shop, or even the...

    • 25 Years of Beers

      This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Alberta government getting out of the liquor retailing business. Newcomers to Alberta may not remember the naughty...

    • Lakeside Libations

      We are lucky enough to live in a lakeside community, and even luckier to have Township 24 Brewing as our neighbourhood brewery, serving up delicious...

    • Prairie Doggin’

      I popped into the big city to run some errands on the weekend, and rewarded myself for a productive day by stopping at Prairie Dog...

    • Passion for Passchendaele

      Many Chestermerians are recovering Calgarians, or at least have a passing familiarity with the big city to the west. As a transplanted Maritimer, the first...

    • 88 To Life

      1988 was a very good year.  The Olympics were in Calgary.  I had an awesome 80s proto-pompadour hairdo, and was swaddled in the day-glo fabrics...

    • Alberta Rum

      Canada is not particularly famous for producing rum, and Alberta even less so.  I’m not even sure that we can lay claim to the Screech...

    • An Apple A Day

      Faithful readers may recall that I try to make an annual pilgrimage to the Okanagan Valley, that heavenly little spot of Canadian wine country that...

    • Heavenly BeereaH

      History buffs may recall that monasteries were some of the first organizations to brew beer on a regular basis. Way back in the Middle Ages,...