Author: Crystal Luxmore

Crystal Luxmore is a Toronto-based beer writer. She pens the bi-weekly column Hopped Up in The Grid, and her beer stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, ELLE Canada and Tidings magazine. Check out her writing at

Birreria Volo: Toronto’s New Bar Star Barkeep by

Brothers Tomas and Julian Morana, who cut their teeth working at their father Ralph’s famed Bar Volo, opened Birreria Volo in Toronto’s Little Italy.

Southern Ontario, Canada Destinations by

Nearly 20 percent of Canadians live in the “Golden Horseshoe,” a region that wraps around the southern tip of Lake Ontario. In the last decade, drinkers here have slowly been undergoing a craft beer conversion thanks to the appearance of new breweries, beer bars, festivals and even Canada’s first brewing school.