Road and forest in Ontario

What to expect

A wild and crazy ride!

Well, so long as your definition of “wild and crazy” is two thirty-something office workers discovering new beers and restaurants, visiting small-town attractions, shopping for antiques and looking for affordable adventures, all while ensuring they’re done and asleep by 10 p.m.

You can also expect to read about great beer, our other favourite brew: coffee, hidden gem towns, and amazing people.

We love independent craft beer because it actually has flavour (you can also expect a lot of subtle and not-so-subtle jabs at big brewers like Anheuser-Busch InBev, Molson Coors and Sapporo).

We also love craft beer because it’s community-based and community-focused. That’s where brewtripping came from.

While discovering new beers and breweries, we noticed lots of different town names on labels. Towns we’d never heard of before. Places like Nyanza (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia), Vankleek Hill (Ontario) or Quesnel (British Columbia).

It got us thinking, what are those towns like? What’s unique about them? What’s the “must do” when you visit? What’s the local watering hole for beer lovers? Why do people love living there, and why is that the town these beer mavericks have chosen?

We’re hoping to explore those questions and more through this blog and our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Untappd). If all goes well, we’ll hopefully delve into homebrewing in the future and we’ll bring you along on that adventure too!

There’s no posting schedule. So there might be gaps between brewtrips, but we’ll always be here talking about beer, road trips, food, and affordable adventures. And most important, we hope to be talking with you, our fellow brewtrippers and craft beer lovers.

We’re based in Hamilton, Ontario, so you’ll be seeing quite a bit of Ontario content, along with the Maritimes as we’re often driving there to visit Sean’s family.

That’s where you come in. What are your favourite micro or nano breweries across Canada, in America, or elsewhere in the world? Do you know of amazing homebrewers we should speak with? Connect with us on Twitter or email us, and we’ll share your experiences and advice with fellow beer enthusiasts.

Just like any of our brewtrips, we have no idea what to expect in this blogging adventure. But we’re excited to have you along for the ride!