TORONTO, ON – The second issue of MASH, a magazine dedicated to exploring “the culture of craft beer in Canada,” is now available.
The new edition – cover dated September/October 2017 – is described by founder Thomas Gilbert as follows:
Our second issue focuses on Malts. While we will normally highlight a few breweries in each issue doing really cool stuff, this time around we decided to focus on a few craft malthouses that are seemingly in the process of developing a brand new industry. We then come full circle to look at the malt by-product of brewing, spent grain, and the inventive ways that breweries are handling the challenge of too many leftovers.
Outside of our Malty theme, we push the bounds geographically by looking at bars and breweries as far afield as Newfoundland and the Yukon. We are also excited to introduce two regular columnists, Crystal Luxmore who will be writing our “Style!” column, and Ben Johnson who gets the pleasure of calling “Last Call”.
Finally, in this issue Jan Zeschky does a very in-depth exploration of a topic that seems to be front and centre in the industry right now: contract brewing. Jan looks at the highs and lows of the new approach to brewing in Canada and looks at how this idea is changing the landscape for Canadian breweries.