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29 Jul, 2016

Road trip to Beau’s Brewery

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Ottawa|Recipes and Food|travel talk

What’s your go-to beer? We have a few in rotation here at Casa Fishbowl and one of those is Beau’s Lug Tread. So when I received an invitation* to check out the Beau’s brewery in Vankleek Hill my answer had to be a resounding YES. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for awhile and the timing […]

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18 Mar, 2016

The story of a Canadian company that grew, part 2

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

Click here to view the first part of this post. I had just ordered up a lovely cider and was settling in for a tasting-slash-Q&A session on Saturday with the whole group. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet all of the attendees at this media event. I was there as a lifestyle blogger with an […]

11 Mar, 2016

The story of a Canadian company that grew, part 1

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

This past weekend I had the opportunity to learn more about the story behind the Mill Street Brewery. How much do you know about Mill Street? All I knew before this could probably be summarized in four points: I know and like the Mill Street Ottawa Brew Pub. In fact, it’s high on our list […]

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06 Feb, 2015

Happy hour

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Ottawa

The other day I drove downtown to meet Mark for a beer after work. I was early, and he had a few things he needed to wrap up before he left, so I went for a stroll. This was something I used to do a lot; walk around, take photos, admire the views, relax into […]

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