Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST | Issue Archives | Mar 15, 2012

Mar 15-21, 2012

Vol. 19, No. 42

News + Opinion

Arts + Music

Food + Drink

  • Halifax's beer ambassador

    Deep in the heart of Texas, home to brews of “exceptionally poor quality,” a blogger writes in praise of Maritime beer.

    By Vincenzo Ravina

  • Home brew disasters

    Halifax home brewers tell us about their explosions, burns, chipped drywall and borrowed pyjama bottoms.

    By Christine Beevis

  • The happy hopper

    Randy Lawrence was one of the first hop growers in the province, and now he’s pushing for an all-Nova Scotia beer.

    By Christine Beevis

  • Brewery tours de force

    Three of Halifax’s breweries offer tours. It’s a great chance to pull up a glass and see where beer comes from.

    By Kelly Graham

  • The friendliest holiday

    For people who plan their lives around St. Patty’s Day, choosing milk over Guinness---even at breakfast---on March 17 is heresy.

    By Jane Caulfield

  • Can’t wheat

    New options mean a beer drinker allergic to gluten is a customer, not an oxymoron.

    By Jane Caulfield

  • March madness

    Some tournaments are for hoops, others are for hops. We explain how to enjoy the fever for all things bracket-related with your own beer battle party.

    By Christine Beevis

  • Halifax's top beer bars

    Local drinking holes come in all shapes and sizes, but when you've got a St. Patty's Day craving for beer, these are the places to start.

    By Lizzy Hill, Vincenzo Ravina and Jane Caulfield

  • Fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day parade

    For the fifth year running the church's restoration society will march through the north end.

    By Allison Saunders

  • Irish C.R.E.A.M.

    To really celebrate Ireland this St. Patrick's Day, Melissa Buote recommends swapping your pint of Guinness for a glass of milk.

    By Melissa Buote