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Kingston craft beer scene year-in-review

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for Kingston’s breweries.  Although the craft beer industry across Canada is still growing, Kingston seems to be going through a bit of a re-adjustment period. At the beginning of 2019, there were 11 craft breweries within a twenty-minute drive of here: Kingston Brewing

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POLL: Kingston’s best late-night bar

A night on the town. Girls night out. Boys night out. A staff or holiday party. Whatever reason you have for staying out late for a drink or two, Kingston has plenty of options! When it comes to nightlife, we have pubs, dance clubs, late-night eats, an arcade, a pool

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The (New) Kingston Brewing Company

If you were to ask a longtime Kingstonian or former resident for a casual restaurant recommendation, chances are The Kingston Brewing Company (KBC) would be at the top of their list. Founded in 1986, the Brew Pub as it’s affectionately known, is renowned for their shortlist of housemade-beer, the private

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Best Microbrewery in Kingston

In recent years we’ve been increasingly obsessed with celebrating the best microbrewery in Kingston and the surrounding region.  Since 1986,  the Kingston Brewing Company was the only producer within the city limits, but that all changed in the Summer of 2014 when Stone City Ales hopped on the scene with

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Best Beer Bar in Kingston

Kingston has an ample supply of bars, pubs, micro-breweries and even restaurants where one can go when they need to satisfy that insatiable thirst for beer.  The city has a wide array of well-established watering holes and new additions, which pour the finest draft and craft beer one could ever

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Best of 2014: Stone City Ales

The craft beer movement has exploded during the last decade and Kingston bars and restaurants have responded with great enthusiasm, featuring craft brews from near and far.  In the last couple of years, ygk has enjoyed the opening of places like The Alibi and The Brooklyn, who specialize specifically in

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Stone City Ales

Far too many local business owners have learned the hard way that the success of a new downtown establishment is never guaranteed, rather, it requires the right mix of quality ingredients, carefully crafted to meet the ever changing needs of thirsty patrons. In recent years, businesses have cashed in big

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Guide to The 2012 Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival

Next weekend is The Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival from Thursday, June 21st to Saturday, June 23rd.  According to my calculations, this is the twelfth annual jazz fest – as long as I’ve lived in Kingston.  It’s been fascinating watching this festival grow over the years and I think it’s

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Fare on the Square (2 of 2)

Yesterday we gave you Part One of our review of Fare on the Square. Today I’ll show you what other yummy items we sampled last Saturday. Our next stop was The Kingston Brew Pub. They were offering Local Bison Burgers. Once again, I didn’t sample since I don’t really like

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Fare on the Square (1 of 2)

As I’m sure many of you know, this past Saturday, Market Square played host to the Third Annual Fare on the Square. This event promotes locally sourced food by featuring dishes prepared by nine downtown restaurants.  At $2 a sample, it’s easy to try a bit of everything. In addition

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Kingston’s Best Signature Dish

Philadelphia is known for its cheesesteak.  Belgium is the birthplace of waffles.  And Quebec lays claim to first combining french fries, cheese curds and gravy.  While not every city in the world can claim responsibility for creating popular menu items, they each have unique and interesting restaurants, public markets, bakeries,

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