Celebrating Craft Beers in Toronto

As far as I remember, back in my youth, Molson Canadian or Budweiser were always the beer of choice. Through the years, I have found that taste palette has changed.... or as I would like to say, evolved. Being in the forefront of many social gatherings, my choice of beers would evolve buying beers in green bottles because it appeared fancier (you know the Stella Artois and Heineken bottles, remember those?) This past week I put my beer palette to the test! I was invited to try sample beers including Beau's Beer - Ontario, Erdinger - German and Stone Brewing - USA. Oh how the times have changed!! The landscape of the beer market has never quenched my thirst on so many different levels!

This is a great time to be a beer fanatic because their are so many choices and options available. So long are the days when your choices were Canadian, Bud or Coors Light. To be honest, my knowledge of the beer industry & process is lacking. The number of independent and local breweries is a great indication of the thriving craft beer market and what I've been missing out on. One favourite that comes to mind is the Flying Monkey's line of beers...goes down nice and easy!

As mentioned earlier, I was invited a few days ago to the launch of Stone Brewing Co. from California at Bier Markt. I had the opportunity to try the Stone IPA and the Arrogant Bastard Ale. I enjoyed sampling both beers paired with the new menu offerings from Chef Michael Cipollo, Executive Chef for Bier Markt. I have to admit, I have never heard of the beer company before but they are apparently one of the biggest craft brewers in the USA. ( I learn something new every day!) They have been distributing in Ontario which is becoming a crowded space for Craft beers. I love and favour support of any local beer so this is a bold and smart move for Stone Brewing Co. Stone Brewing is already an established Craft Brewer; they couldn't have entered a market at a better time! Craft Brewing will be one of the food and drink trends this year in my opinion. In Toronto, with so many beer & food events it will be an exciting year for beer.

On that note, the folks at Bier Markt have given me the opportunity to let my readers WIN a $50 Gift Card to be used at any of their locations. Good Luck!

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Valentine's Day Moto 360 Giveaway


If you haven't noticed all the heart decorations popping out in stores or the red, white, pink colour 
schemes...or noticed the air feeling different lately (not the cold air but LOVE in the air?) well Valentine's Day is just around the corner!! Yes it's that time of the year again (*sigh*) For all out there who would like to get your special someone something nice this Valentine's...because what to get someone who has everything, right?...need to find that perfect spot to buy flowers or plan that romantic dinner out? Motorola has made that accessible all from your Moto 360! This is a cool gift to give to anyone that they will be thinking of you every time! It can update you with weather, traffic and also has voice commands. Thanks to Moto 360, life just got easier... And to show how easy it is, they have given me the opportunity to give my readers a Moto 360 Smartwatch. Moto 360 is powered by Android.

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Wearable Tech has been one of the hottest trends of late. Motorola is one of the first companies to come out with a wearable technology watch, Moto 360. One of the cool things about this watch is the base charger. The watch can double as your alarm clock. For more info & details where to buy Moto 360:  Moto 360

On that note, I have a Valentine's Giveaway for you! I will be giving away a Moto 360 to one lucky person. All you have to do is enter the contest below or send me a tweet what you love most about the Moto 360 at @clickflickca. Contest entries begins at 5pmET.

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Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own