November 22nd, 2013
From cherry to spiced, the city’s local breweries are offering up some new brews for the season
Big Rock Brewery is putting out a limited edition Lumber Jack Pack with a trio of Canadian inspired beers for the outdoorsy type. Included is the Spruce Goose Strong Ale with a citrusy and slight spruce taste, Hibernation Strong Ale with a woody and slightly fruity taste and the full-bodied Twisted Antler Strong Dark Ale
Out for a limited time this winter is the Village Monk: Chai Winter Porter, the perfect swap out for other wintery drinks like eggnog. This full-body chai beer has hints of caramel and chocolate malts and we can’t think of anything more perfect for the holiday season.
While we usually associate cherries with the summer, Wild Rose’s Cherry Porter uses ripe B.C. cherries for a lush flavour that’s creamy with sweet chocolate notes - think Black Forest cake.
Bottom's up. —Sara Samson
April 22nd, 2013
Filled with all sorts of delectable and detoxifying elements, the soap absorbs bacteria and toxins from your skin. Coconut, olive and hemp oils moisturize while the peppermint invigorates and leaves a fresh scent.
Plus, you can add this soap to your increasingly growing list of locally made products. —Kait Kucy
Anvil Handmade Hemp Soap with Activated Charcoal, $6.50 at The UnCommons, 1325 9th Ave. SE, Calgary,, 587-353-9337, www.theuncommons.ca
January 24th, 2012
Put another gold star on Calgary’s list of impressive singer-songwriters.
Reuben Bullock just released his second album Man Made Lakes, recorded in a garage studio with producer Lorrie Matheson. It’s packed with four-part harmonies that swell with emotion and arrangements that push the bounds of the indie folk label.
Bullock’s music is best heard live, but this album is about as a good an imitation of live performance as you are going to get in a digital download.
Cue it up and enjoy a concert for one. —Jaelyn Molyneux