Booze delivery app Thirstie launches in Toronto and Ottawa – Ontario Beer Network

Taking a page out of Uber’s book, the new app Thirstie hopes to deliver craft beers to homes in over 27 cities by January 2016. They currently deliver #craft beer in Toronto and Ottawa, as well as spirits and wine. “Our customers appreciate how fast and easy the #Thirstie experience is,” said founder and CEO Devaraj Southworth. “We’re excited to introduce …

How many breweries in Canada? New stats out – Ontario Beer Network

Ever wonder just how many breweries are in our fair country? Well wonder no more! With 70% growth in just 5 years our brewing industry is intense. Domestic consumption of Canadian and imported beer in 2014 stood at 64.35 litres per person based on total population. At the provincial level, per capita consumption is highest in Newfoundland at 79.39 litres. Québec …

Ontario imported $7.13 million in hops so far in 2015 – Ontario Beer Network

A mixed bag: Ontario imported an astounding amount of hops in 2015 which is great! But we used to be a top hop manufacturer in the world until that pesky blight ruined our industry. Across Canada, hop acreage is estimated at 259.5 acres, according to the most recent update from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food & Rural Affairs …