I never really enjoyed beer up until about 8 years ago. My first sip of alcohol was a Wildberry Cooler, which then led to experimenting with vodka and froofy cocktails, which then led to my love for wine. As I started learning more about wine, that led to me learning about beer. After tasting different beers during a Beer Course (part of the Sommelier program at Algonquin College), I discovered how much enjoyed beer! Good beer! The world of beers opened up: Japan, India, Britain, Belgium, Germany.
But lately, I love trying beers closer to home, beers made in Ontario, or even better, right here in Ottawa. Beers like the ones I've happily enjoyed at Big Rig (Peppercorn, Hefeweizen, Grapefruit & Ginger, and Orange Saison!), Dominion City Brewing (Earl Grey Marmalade!) or Beyond the Pale (mmm... Pink Fuzz) and Beau's (too many to mention). All of these guys are making great, original, thirst-quenching beers.
Celebrate local this Canada Day by enjoying something brewed in your neck of the woods.