Shanghoon shoots McDonalds without farmers?

by Westside on October 8, 2015

What do you get if you take the egg farmer out of the McMuffin?  What do you get if you take the Milk farmer out of the McFlurry?  What about the Potato farmer out of the fry?  Well, you get Shanghoon’s newest set of images for McDonald’s care of Benjamin Playford and the folks over at Tribal DDB.  Take a look below to see what that all means.

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“I was thrilled to be able to play a role in creating the print visual for the latest McDonald’s campaign, focused on Canadian farmers.  The idea of missing ingredients and floating layers of food was technically challenging but really cool – so, right in my wheelhouse!  We had to come up with ways to physically keep each layer of food in the air, so a lot of armature wire and clear plexi glass was used in the process.”- Shanghoon


“The shoot took place in Montreal, where the agency, Tribal DDB, had set up the shoot for the broadcast portion of the campaign. That meant we got to pool resources and use the same food stylist and creative team for both components.  The food stylist, Noah Witenoff was fantastic to work with.  It was a pleasure to watch him style the Big Mac and the other classic McDonald’s items.  He nailed it every time he made it.

The AD, Benjamin Playford, and the Tribal DDB creative team including Chris Webden, had double duty of going back and forth sets between my stills set and the broadcast set.  But thanks to them, it went incredibly smoothly!  This campaign was really fun to work on, not only did I get to venture outside my studio to shoot, seeing my shots running on billboards, bus shelters and in McDonald’s restaurants around the city is really rewarding, especially because I love the way it came out.

 Thanks everyone who worked and helped bring this campaign to life!” – Shanghoon

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Agency: Tribal DDB Toronto
Art Director: Benjamin Playford
Photographer: Shanghoon
Production : Westside Studio
Producer : Phaedra Kennedy
Food Stylist : Noah Witenoff


    Kirsten White, the Baroness and Nuit Blanche

    by Westside on October 7, 2015

    *NOTE: for best effect, please read the following paragraph in a charming english accent*

    The night was cold and the sky was dark.  As the rains fell and the wind blew, a certain sea foam trailer is where true love grew.  Between the commuters, the fixies, the vintage and the new- more than 400 bicyclists proclaimed their love to be true.  Beside Drake One Fifty trailer Baroness stood tall, with twinkling lights, Dolly Parton, Elvis and two wheeled matrimony for all.  For the remainder of our tale, Westside Studio producer Kirsten White will tell you all, from the origins of trailer Baroness and Nuit Blanche this fall.

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    “The idea of marrying a a bike might seem a little weird to some, but not to me and my Bike Gang.  The Deadly Nightshades is an all female arts collective/midnight bike crew who’?s ?raison d?être? is promoting sustainability, feminism, art and more women on bikes. Our mantra is: step 1 matching jackets, step 3: take over the world.  This weekend we took over down town Toronto, so thats a start!”

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    “I have wanted to show off our great love for the bicycle for 2 years but never had the right back drop for it.  Last year, Westside Studio’s Matt Barnes photographed the Trailer Park Boys in studio and found a ratty old trailer for part of his set.  When he was done I wiggled up to him and asked what was going to happen to the sweet 1966 Dal trailer.  He said it was going back to the dump, but he could see the reno twinkle in my eye and gifted it to me and the Nightshades with the promise of a shoot inside it when it was done (whenever you have time Matt she?s all yours).

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    “We ripped the guts out of her 3 weeks later and slapped on a sweeeeeet shade of sea foam (our gang colour of course).  After a 4 month winter sleep on a farm, myself and Big Red (also known as my best friend, partner in crime, and wifey Cat Essiambre) went to get her and begin brain storming for what we wanted this trailer to be.  After a very fun planning session we decided a rentable open concept/pop up shop/art making space was what we wanted.  The decor?  Palm leaves, teak, pineapples and pin stripes OF COURSE!”

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    “While Cat, a.k.a Big Red and I are the most skilled people in the history of the world we decided that getting a little extra carpentry, electrical and general contracting help from our families in Ottawa was needed.  Papa Essiambre, my Uncle Ed and many other friends came out on the long weekend to help us replace EVERYTHING!  Walls, frame, floor, electrical, pieces of the metal frame, you name it, it got replaced.  DIY till you DIE and we almost did.  We got 5 good days of work on the trailer in and finished the rest in July with the help of Andrew Gooding (our personal Deadly Night Shades get?’r?done bud, and secretly the only male DNS member).  It was beautiful, it was full of our love for fun, colour, art, and we had named her as well, Trailer Baroness.  Now what would we do with her, we couldn?t just camp!”

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    “Our fav curator in the city Mia Neilson is always up for a good time and a good idea, so Cat and I invited Mia over to check out Baroness and ask what the Drake Hotel was up to for Nuit Blanche 2015?  She told us all about the amazing exhibits and we asked nicely, “Can we be apart of it? We?d like to marry people to their bikes, shot gun wedding style, with our trailer as a back drop?.”  We were ready to commit to our bikes forever, and we wanted to help other Torontonians too!  She said yes and offered us up a great parkette space beside the Drake 150, right in the heart of all the Nuit Blanche action!!

    “We spent the next month prepping our vision with bike wheels, spray paint parties, running around the whole city borrowing our friends Christmas lights and of course picking our officiant outfits.  Elvis (THANK YOU RICKY), Sister Seafoam, Dolly Parton, Mermaid 1 and Mermaid 2 spent 12 hours setting up our chapel (including getting the trailer up and over an 11inch rock) 8 hours marrying 400 + people to their bikes, 3 hours tearing down AND IT WAS THE BEST DAMN TIME EVER!!  This year Oct 3, 2015 myself and my closest friends made our two year in the making idea come to life, and hopefully showed how much we love our bikes! 2 WHEELS 4 LIFE!







    “A big thank you to everyone who helped make this a success, especially my wife Cat, and to all those wed on saturday night may you live long and happy lives with your bicycles.

    Till the next crazy idea!  

    Love: Snow White”


    Event photos: John Lee, Digital Fabrik


      Dave Makes Moving Pictures

      by Alex Beetham on October 6, 2015

      You already know that our roster is packed with some of the best photographers on the continent.  What you may be less familiar with, is that they also make moving pictures too!  The director reels are growing here at the studio.  Not only in length, but in diversity of subject matter, technical complexity, and just plain awesomeness. Dave Delnea began shooting motion long ago but has successfully applied the same treatments to his motion as he applies to his stills work. Working with the talented and lovely John Ker, Dave created two sports motion spots in studio.  Check’em:

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      Cinematographer John Kerr has worked with a handful of Westside Studio photographers and we had this swell gentleman tell us a bit about working with Dave.

      “The “take your shot” project was an exciting opportunity to bring Dave’s beautifully stylized photography into motion.  From the preproduction stages Dave had a very strong vision of how he would like to break down each “shot” and bring the audience into the athlete’s mindspace.  Dave wanted the images to be minimalistic, with all of the attention being drawn to the athletes. We lit the set with large tungsten light fixtures that allowed us to capture the action at up to 200fps with our Red Epic, and also allowed for Dave to simultaneously shoot stills with the same lighting setup. We had an amazing team of althletes, camera assistants, hair/make up and wardrobe who’s hard work made with possible to shoot both of the spots in one day.  Dave finished the project by collaborating with Redlab digital for post-production and audio design.”


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      “My favourite part about working on creatives is the freedom it allows for collaboration with other people.  Director of Photography John Ker and myself had been chatting about how to take the look and feel of some of my athlete and sport still images and incorporate that into a couple short motion spots – the “Take Your Shot” spots are the result of those chats.  With massive shout-outs to John for his work as DP and also to the post-production support we received from the amazing people at RedLab.  I’m excited to have these spots in my reel.”- Dave Delnea





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      Director/Photographer: Dave Delnea
      Cinematographer: John Kerr
      Camera Assistant: Calvin D’souza
      Post processing & Audio design: Red Lab
      Assistants: Alex Beetham, Tiana Gordinho
      Hair & Makeup: Caroline Levin


        Happy Friday!  Another week come and gone… Where did September go?  Here’s the lowdown:

        Things I leaned this week:

        • Open bar + extra strength tylenol cold nighttime + more open bar = Walking zombie KO’d Alex
        • Hey Rosetta needs to be dropped tuned by 5 semitones for me to get anywhere close to be able to “sing” their songs.
        • Contractors are 500% more likely to respond to phone calls over emails.  Not actual math, but not too far off.

        Ads I came across and quite enjoy:

        Movies I watched this week:

        Between the roommates and I, there’s a movie on in the living room just about every night of the week.  Here’s what I took in this past week, ordered from least, to most favourite:

        I was really surprised I didn’t get into Interstellar all that much.  Big space & sci-fi nerd, but this just didn’t take the cake for me.  Related however, I was lucky enough to catch a TIFF screening of The Martian, which was FANTASTIC.  Go see it this weekend if you get a chance.  Jackie Brown was a classic Tarantino, and Happiness is just awkward genius.  Twisted, but incredible.  Highly recommend.

        Art I love (and selfishly want to keep to myself but should be shared because it’s amazing):

        • Craigslist Mirrors – Exactly what it sounds like.  A curated collection of photos of mirrors from craigslist.  It’s beautiful in every way.

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        Have a great weekend, and Happy Nuit Blanche-ing!


        - Alex


          Chris Gordaneer’s full time assistant, Brendan Smyth has been to Japan, Zurich, Bali and Cape Town to name a few.  Some with Chris, some without- either way, he has created an interesting way to commemorate every place he has been by taking a picture of his Vans in front of some of the most noteworthy landmarks and beautiful scenery.  No, it’s not just photos of his toes in the sand, feet on a dock or next to something peculiar found on the sidewalk- it is much better than that!  We will let Brendan tell you about the top 5 travel destinations from his Instagram account that he has dedicated to just this!

          This is a series that I guess I started in the early 90′s, on the first roll of film I ever shot on my dad’s old Olympus OM1.  I must have been about 13 at the time, but it really became a thing in 2007 when I did my first big trip to central America.  I wanted to do something unique with my travel photos that involved me in some way.  I also wanted to something that I could replicate over and over as I travelled.  This was just easy to do and seemed unique enough to me, and once I took one- it is hard to not continue doing them.

          1.  Ha Long Bay, Vietnam


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          These images were taken while on a 3 month long trip through South East Asia that I did in 2010.  Vietnam was one of my favourite countries because of its history and its scenery.  The scenery there was like something from another planet, or out of a sci-fi movie.  There are these rock formations that are hundreds of feet tall, some that are completely flat on some sides with trees growing out of them, just out in the middle of the water.  The landscape here is really amazing.

          2.  The Dalton Highway, North of the Arctic circle- Alaska


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          This one was shot North of the Arctic circle on the Dalton Highway while travelling with Chris Gordaneer.  The Dalton Highway leads to the most northernly point of North America that is accessible by road, so you can’t drive any farther North in North America than on this road.  We mostly ate hotdogs and drank beer in Alaska, essentially it was camping the whole time.  You can pull over to the side of the road and sleep almost anywhere in Alaska so we lived off of what we had in the cooler.  The most northernly place we got to was where the picture of my feet was taken before we had to turn around due to weather.  Most of the road is dirt/mud but for some reason way up there theres about a 100km paved stretch, which is where we turned around.

          3.  Mauna Kea Observatory- Hawaii


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          These images were taken 4207 meters (13,803 ft) above Sea Level at Mauna Kea observatory, Hawaii.  I travelled there with my wife Arisa in 2013, the trip to the observatory was a huge, very sketchy climb in a 4×4 truck.  When we left in the morning it was t-shirts and shorts weather, but once you get up to 4,000 meters it was about 5 degrees.  This place also had 40% less oxygen and 40% less air pressure than sea level, the lack of oxygen up there can be really problematic for some people.  A short walk will feel like an epic journey at that Altitude.  I knew what to expect from high altitude from my experiences in Peru and Bolivia, so we took our time driving up and give ourselves time to adjust.  The observatory is in such a remote area and at such a high altitude in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that it makes it one of the best locations for ground based astronomy.

          4.  Teufelsberg- Germany


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          These photos were shot while I was visiting Europe in 2010.  This place is an abandoned US spy station constructed on top of an artificial hill made from the ruins and rubble from Berlin after the second world war.  Turns out it is build ontop of an old Nazi technological school that the allies tried to blow up, but it turned out that burying it was more efficient.  This place has tons of history and was a fun mission to get to, which of course is never complete without crawling under some barbed wire fences.  There wasn’t any security, it is just kind of a forgotten cold war relic.  You have to take a train, then a 45 minute hike through a forrest to get to it…  Berlin is full of all kinds of old war ruins if you know where to look, they seem to just forget about or bury them. 

          5.  Hashima Island, Nagasaki- Japan


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          This was taken earlier this year when I went to Japan with my wife Arisa.  Hashima Island translates to Battleship Island, it lies abandoned about 15km (9 miles) from the city of Nagasaki in Southern Japan.  The island is a symbol of the rapid industrialization of Japan, but it is also a reminder of its dark history as a site of forced labour prior to the second world war.  During the second world war the island was referred to as “jail island” or “hell island” among Korean forced labourers.  In the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall the island served as the inspiration for the lair of the villain Raoul Silva.  In 2013 there was even a Thai horror movie called Project Hashima where 5 college students visit the island to film it.  It looks evil, has an evil past and that sounds like a pretty good setup for any horror movie or villain’s lair.  

          I’d like to go back to Bolivia and make my way though Chile to Patagonia.  I’d like to spend some more time in Africa, but Mostly I just want to go back to Japan, hang out with my in laws, eat amazing food  and snowboard.


          Well that’s all from globe trotting Brendan Smyth for now folks!  Maybe one of these locations has inspired some ideas for a winter vacation or a shoot locations?  Catch you on the next edition of Westside Picks!


            Shanghoon’s got a brand new bag!

            by Westside on September 30, 2015

            Separating the trash into the proper receptacles not only does good for the environment, but it also fulfills the obsessive compulsive tendencies that are just far too fun to satisfy.  In the past little while, you may have received a piece of mail that depicts bags wanting to hop into their previously off-limits bins.  Under the creative direction of Zach Muir-Vavrina and Freddy Nduna from Publicis, Shanghoon was able to make these bags really reach their audience (pun shamelessly intended).

            “I’m always happy to do my part to spread the word on noteworthy causes, so I was glad to be involved in this City of Toronto campaign on recycling.  The city wanted to let everyone know that things like bread bags and soil bags qualify to be recycled, and Zac Muir-Vavrina and Freddy Nduna brought that to life with this concept of recycling bins acting like magnets.  The bags were styled on set with wires (and lots of tape!) to make this execution seem as realistic as possible.”     – Shanghoon

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            So how were the bags made to look like they were reaching?  Well that’s simple, you take the bags, bend them around some wire, tape them and scrunch them just so.  Then voila!  The bag is seemingly longing for it’s recycling receptacle companion.  This was shot completely at Westside Studio, check out some behind the scenes photos from this shoot below!





            Agency: Publicis
            Art Director: Zach Muir-Vavrina
            Copywriter: Freddy Nduna
            Photographer: Shanghoon
            Producer: Phaedra Kennedy
            Production Company:  Westside Studio
            Assistants: Jon Wayne Brown, Heather Gilmour


              As the warm season draws to a close, the time has come for many to put their boats away and dust off the snowboards and skates. For others though, especially diehard hunters and fisherman, boating season is still in full effect.

              Earlier this summer, Westside Studio’s very own Derek Shapton took another step forward in his motion career with the folks at Saatchi & Saatchi.  He already has four motion spots currently on air and another in post production.  In addition to two commercials for this year’s national United Way campaign (“Possibility” and “Not By Itself”), and a powerful viral video for the Humane Society’s efforts to stop the Yulin festival, Derek also recently directed two very funny and slightly surreal ads with writer Matt Antonello and art director Joel Arbez at Saatchi & Saatchi.  The spots have generated quite a lot of buzz, you’ve probably seen them on StrategyStimulant or Ads Of The World.  Check them out below, as well as some behind the scenes action from the shoot day!

              Derek answered a few of our questions about this shoot and about working in motion along with his stills work.

              Q: What attracted you to the job?
              A:  I’ve worked with Matt in the past and when he sent me the project brief I jumped at the chance; there were a lot of elements in there that still photographers rarely get a chance to tackle when transitioning to motion work.
              Q:  What do you mean?
              A:  Well, the humour aspect for sure. And of course, the chance to work with real actors delivering actual dialogue as opposed to just stringing together a series of pretty images, which is a more typical ask for someone coming from the photography world. Matt and Joel are extremely smart guys and there were clearly some very strong ideas in the scripts that I really tried to flesh out when writing the treatment. It was a real opportunity to do something that people might not have expected from someone with my background, and I really have to give credit to Saatchi for believing in me.


              Derek, Joel and Matt modelling the latest in on-set headgear.  Photo: Jeremy Benning


              Framing up the shot for the Froggy spot, camera is an Arri Amira with Cooke mini s4 lenses.  Photo: Jeremy Benning

              Q:  What do you like best about directing for TV?
              A:  Two things actually; first the writing aspect of it — the treatments are particularly fun — and then, rather unexpectedly, the fact that I’m not actually running the camera or rigging the lighting or any of that! As a photographer I’m used to being very hands-on with that stuff but much to my surprise I’ve found it very liberating, it really frees me up to concentrate on actor performances and deal with the nuances and subtleties of the script. Of course it also helps to have a great crew and I was really fortunate on this job. I was able to work with some really talented people, in particular my producers at OPC, our amazing DOP Jeremy Benning, our brilliant editor Brian Wells, and Andrew Exworth and Michael Medeiros at The Vanity, who handled the transfer and online.
              Q:  What was most challenging about the project?
              A:  The weather was brutal — really hot and relentlessly sunny and of course there’s no shade to speak of when out on the water for hours and hours.  Also the shooting schedule was pretty crazy, but we managed to get everything we needed in the brief time we had! Again I really have to credit the crew and in particular my line producer Ian Webb (who also wore the production manager and 1st AD hats too) for that.


              Writer Matt Antonello and some random photobomb guy


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              Q:  Where do you go from here?
              A:  I’m still shooting quite a bit of print stuff of course, and have just wrapped another TV spot, it’s in postproduction right now.  I’d love to take on some more!  I’m particularly keen on looking at other idea and dialogue-driven humour type projects.  I’m really looking forward to working with actors again!

              Brand: Canadian Safe Boating Council
              Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Canada
              Executive Creative Director: Brian Sheppard
              Group Creative Director : Matt Antonello
              Group Creative Director: Joel Arbez
              Writer: Matt Antonello, Cory Hansen
              Art Director: Joel Arbez
              Head of Production: Michelle Orlando
              Director: Derek Shapton
              DOP: Jeremy Benning Sesler
              Editor: Brian Wells, School Music & Sound
              Design: Boombox Sound
              Colourist: Andrew Exworth, The Vanity
              Online: Michael Medeiros, The Vanity
              Production House: OPC
              Producer: Ian Webb
              Exec. Producers: Harland Weiss, Donovan Boden


                Oh hey! Alex here, Studio Manager of Westside.  Keeping on top of Canada’s largest commercial advertising studio is a heck of a lot of work.  This job is, well, more of a life style.  Always on call, always new problems to solve, fires to put out (mostly metaphorical, but occasionally literal), schedules and productions to juggle, social media to plan, etc., etc.  Never a shortage of things to keep me busy! This is a new blog segment where I give you a sneak peak into my world…

                Things I’ve learned this week:

                • If you’re caught in a torrential downpour, your phone may not survive in your pocket. (RIP)
                • Raccoons like to make nests in rooftop AC units
                • How to disassemble & maintain a Franke coffee machine
                • Just about every piece of Broncolor gear in the country is rented out this weekend
                • Fake snow is the glitter of the prop world.  It gets EVERYWHERE.

                What I’ve been listening to this week:

                Art I love (and selfishly want to keep to myself but should be shared because it’s amazing):

                • Brilliant 2 panelled comic project called 2KindsOfPeople by Joao Rocha, an Art Director in Lisbon.  Simple design, clever concept.

                That’s it for now, have a great weekend!


                - Alex


                  Pint of the Dark Stuff for Dave

                  by Alex Beetham on September 21, 2015

                  A few weeks back our big blank canvas we like to call Studio F, was transformed by Dave & team into a full on rugby pitch.  Authenticity was important.  Turf was down, 2 real teams were in and kitted out, and sweat was shed scrumming away.  To complete the ambiance, by the end of the shoot the unmistakable fragrance of “locker room” was ripe in the air.  This all came together from the minds at Traffik, to re-create the iconic pint of the dark stuff, Guiness.


                   A few words from the man behind the lens, Dave Delnea:

                  I love it when this type of creative brief comes my way – a fun concept that requires a bit of problem solving to pull off.

                  We shot this in studio by rigging a camera up in the rafters, taping out the outline of the pint glass on some turf that we’d brought in and then filled the outline with the actual rugby players that were part of the shoot.  It took a lot of little adjustments to get everything just right and the studio smelled like a locker room by the end – but we were all very happy with the final result.

                  Here’s a snap of the team that made this happen:

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                  Agency:  Traffik
                  Agency Producer:  Kathryn Brown
                  Creative Director:  Troy McGuiness
                  Art Director:  Alex Rodriguez
                  Photographer:  Dave Delnea
                  Photography Producer:  John Stevancec
                  Production company:  Westside Studio
                  Assistants:  Abe Roberto, Logan Allmendinger
                  Digital:  Mark Tyler

                  Finally, few assistants dare pull out “the big ladder” here at the studio, but Abe’s a pro.  Being spotted by producer extraordinaire,  John:
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                    Westside Picks- Phaedra Reviews some Brews

                    by Westside on September 17, 2015

                    What you may not know about one of the producers here at Westside is that our own Phaedra Kennedy finds herself regulary at the top of leader boards in marathons, triathlons, bike races, etc.  So at the end of a long day of producing some of Canada’s busiest photographers and running/swimming/cycling farther than most would consider sane, how would you relax?  Well Phaedra, just like most of us, kicks back with a cold one.  Her explorative pallet has put her toe to toe with many a craft brew, so we thought we would ask her about her top 5 picks for this instalment of Westside Picks.  We will let her take it from here!



                    If you follow me on instagram, you’ll see that while I enjoy my fair share of exercise, I like to balance that out with the occasional frosty beverage.   I used to be a wine drinker but over the last several years, my palette has changed (some may say “matured”) and I much prefer a good beer to a glass of wine.  Luckily North America is in the midst of a craft beer explosion so my choices are pretty much endless.  That’s why picking 5 favourite beers was tough.   I couldn’t quite get it down to 5 – there was a tie.  I think it’s fair because the beers are from the same brewery.
                    1)  Pelforth Radler – France.  Yes, I had the best beer ever when I was in France last year.  It’s smooth lemony goodness.  My husband and I drank it every chance we got as it’s a seasonal beer, only available in the summer.  Being a radler, it’s low in alcohol so it’s very drinkable.   Pairs well with sunshine and sand.  Or in our case, sunshine and pebbles as we were enjoying it on a beach in Nice.  No such thing as sand there.
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                    2) Side Launch Dark Lager – Collingwood.  I am a dark lager lover.  Lagers are my jam for the most part.  I like a beer with a lot of malty goodness and layers of flavour and this beer has it.  Goes really well with a second one on a patio and a bag of salt and vinegar chips for good measure.
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                    3) Goose Island Sofie (Farmhouse Ale) & Goose Island Pere Jacques ( Belgian Style Abbey Ale -limited edition) – Chicago.  These two beers couldn’t be more different but they were equally delicious.  I’m heartbroken that you can’t get Pere Jacques any more but it’s probably just as well, at 8.7%, I can’t handle more than one before I feel the urge to go to sleep.   The Sofie is great with cheese and crackers and the Pere Jacques rocks with a meat pie from the Pie Commission (braised beef rib, oh yeah)
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                    4)  Great Lakes Brewery Red Leaf Lager – Etobicoke.  I would be remiss if I didn’t include this from my favourite local brewery.  Not only do they have some of the best artwork on their bottles, but the names are the BEST.  Long Dong Pilsner, Pompous Ass Pale English Ale, Robohop….So good.  This is my beer of choice when I’m having pizza.
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                    5) Iceberg Beer – Quidi Vidi Brewery, Newfoundland.  I had this for the first time ever last month.  My husband has declared this to be the best beer in the world.  That’s a strong statement.  It’s brewed with water from Icebergs and you can taste the difference.  It’s got to be the smoothest beer I’ve ever had.  At 4.5% it also tastes like no other.  Very easy drinking which is not surprising – the Newfies like their beer and they like to drink a lot of it.  Sadly, you can only get this beer in Newfoundland.  They tried distributing it to Ontario a few years ago but they couldn’t produce enough to keep up with the demand between Newfoundland and Ontario.
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