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Should beer and spirits be allowed in farmers’ markets?

In July, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released a report, “Unleashing the Economic Potential of Ontario’s Beverage Alcohol Sector,” providing recommendations to Queen’s Park on how the government can ‘modernize the sale and distribution of beverage alcohol to responsibly promote growth across all four categories – wine, beer, spirits, and

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Guide to Holiday Beer in Kingston

Christmastime usually sees gifts of wine and champagne, sometimes a nice bottle of liquor, but with the wave of quality craft beer Kingston and surrounding areas offer, there is no reason you can’t bring a bottle (or two) of local brews to a holiday gathering. Heck, if there are beer

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Guide to the 2017 Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer and Music Festival

On Sunday, August 20th, the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing will host their third-annual Back to the Farm: Beer & Music Festival. Billed as “a big ol’ field party”, Back to the Farm continues to showcase the brewery and farm, which serve as the backbone of the Bath-based brewing company. This year’s

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Best Big Concert in Summer 2017 (So Far)

Summer 2017 has been a busy one for live music lovers in Kingston. Thus far, we’ve been treated to free concerts and festivals in quaint venues such as Market Square and Skeleton Park, as well as ticketed shows at the K-Rock Centre, The Grand and inside the walls of historic

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Ticket Giveaway: Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer and Music Festival

On Sunday, August 21st, the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing will host their second-annual Back to the Farm: Beer & Music Festival. Back to the Farm is billed as “a big ol’ field party”, that showcases the brewery and farm that have been instrumental in the Bath-based brewing company’s success.  As the

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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 of 2015: Best Burrito in Kingston

I’m noticing a trend here: Kingston loves Mexican food. Darn right! Three of our Best of 2015 posts are centered around some of the great Mexican cuisine that has graced our downtown over the past couple of years. Today we look back at a poll that asked Kingstonist readers to

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2015

With less than two weeks remaining in 2015, the time has come to take a look back at the biggest headlines and most significant news stories that shaped Kingston this past year.  Early in 2015, Kingstonians celebrated the grand opening of the Tett Centre, they city’s vibrant arts hub that’s

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Guide to the Best Local Christmas Gifts for 2015

The holiday season is a great time to have a positive impact on your local economy.  Kingston has a wide array of  offerings to choose from, making it easy to find something for everyone on your list.  From the foodie to the music lover to the socially conscious, Kingston has

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Best Burrito in Kingston

Kingston may be thousands of kilometers north of the Mexican border, but thankfully, we don’t have to travel that far for Mexico’s mouthwatering cuisine. Although our options in the limestone city tend to be limited to a handful of independent and franchised establishments, those who are serving up authentic Mexican,

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Ticket Giveaway: MacKinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival

On Sunday, August 23rd, MacKinnon Brothers Brewing will host the first-ever Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival. Back to the Farm will showcase both the brewery and farm that have been instrumental in the Bath-based brewing company’s hugely successful first year of operation. As the name

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