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2 de May de 2024

Crafting Innovation: Quinoa Beer Enters Ontario’s Craft Beer Scene

In the ever-evolving landscape of Ontario’s craft beer scene, innovation is key to staying ahead of the curve. At Miski Brewing, we’re proud to be at the forefront of this movement, pushing boundaries and redefining what it means to craft exceptional brews. Today, we’re excited to explore the emergence of quinoa beer and its journey into Ontario’s vibrant craft beer community. Ontario’s Craft Beer Renaissance Ontario’s craft beer scene has undergone a renaissance in recent years, with an explosion of breweries showcasing their creativity and passion for brewing. From traditional ales and lagers to experimental brews incorporating unique ingredients, the […]
2 de May de 2024

Celebrating Plant Power Day: Exploring the Remarkable Journey of Quinoa

Plant Power Day, March 7, is a momentous occasion that celebrates the incredible diversity and benefits of plant-based foods. Among the myriad of plant-powered superfoods, quinoa stands out as a shining example of nature’s resilience and nutritional prowess. A Tale of Resilience and Adaptability Quinoa, native to the Andean region of South America, boasts a rich history that spans thousands of years. Revered by ancient civilizations like the Incas, quinoa was cherished not only for its nutritional value but also for its ability to thrive in diverse and often challenging environments. From the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains to […]
15 de December de 2023

Vegan beers: Do they taste the same as a normal beer?

Vegan beer has gained popularity in recent years, reflecting the growing demand for products that align with ethical and sustainable values. In this article, we will explain in detail what “vegan beer” exactly means, what obtaining vegan and organic certifications entails, and how this choice can be integrated into a conscious and healthy lifestyle. Vegan Beer and its Foundations Vegan beer is one that is produced without ingredients of animal origin. Traditionally, some beers use products like fish gelatin or egg whites to clarify and stabilize the drink. However, vegan beers rely on alternatives such as bentonite, a natural clay, […]
15 de December de 2023

What is kosher certification and how does it relate to beer?

Kosher certification has emerged as a significant aspect in the food industry, highlighting products that adhere to rigorous standards according to Jewish dietary laws. In this article, we delve into the fascinating world of kosher certification, exploring not only the diversity of certified products but also the complexity behind kosher beer production. What is Kosher? Kosher is a regulatory set of dietary practices governing which foods are acceptable for consumption within the Jewish community and specific guidelines on how these foods should be prepared according to Jewish law. An interesting fact is that the term “Kosher” comes from the Sephardic […]
13 de December de 2023

Embracing the Gluten–Free Diet – Discover the Top 3 Benefits

The term ‘gluten-free’ has become widely used in the world of nutrition, and its popularity has been on the rise in recent years. In this article, we explore in-depth what ‘gluten-free’ truly means, the benefits of opting for a gluten-free diet, and the options available in the Canadian market. From quinoa to gluten-free beer, we will unravel the keys to conscious and healthy eating. What is gluten? Gluten is a protein present in wheat, barley, and rye. It is prohibited for individuals with celiac disease, which hinders the absorption of vitamins, or for those who are intolerant to it. Does […]
26 de October de 2023

Ancestral Quinoa Beer, your new Go-To “BFY” brew:  Miski Brewing’s Delicious Twist on “Better-for-you”

By:  Ricardo Irivarren – Founder, Miski Brewing Company When it comes to enjoying a cold, refreshing beer, many of us might not associate it with being a “better-for-you” (“BFY”) beverage. However, Miski Brewing is here to challenge that perception. In this article, we’ll explore what it means for a beer to be “BFY” and highlight the exceptional characteristics of Miski Ancestral Quinoa Beer that make it stand out as a great, more conscious choice for beer enthusiast and why it’s your new go-to for guilt-free sipping. But what is “BFY”? First things first: “BFY” is an acronym for “better-for-you”.  It’s […]
16 de October de 2023


By:  Ricardo Irivarren – Founder, Miski Brewing Company The emergence of Miski Ancestral Quinoa Beer is a testament to the power of innovation in the beverage industry. Crafting a gluten-free beer entirely from quinoa is a remarkable achievement, opening new horizons for beer enthusiasts with dietary restrictions and preferences. This bold endeavour not only respects tradition but also propels it into the future. The journey to create Miski Ancestral Quinoa Beer began with a seemingly impossible challenge posed to Nigara College’s Food & Beverage Innovation Centre during the pandemic.  The goal was clear: to develop a beer that embodied the […]
24 de August de 2023


Once Upon a time in the land of the Incas a sacred grain emerged. Legend speaks of Pachamama, the goddess of earth, and Inti, the God of the sun, collaborating to transform the Andean soil and give life to a vibrant crop calledquinoa. Recognizing its potential, the Wise Inca Emperor commanded its cultivation, elevating quinoa to a symbol of abundance entwined within sacred rituals and ceremonies. Today, quinoa remains vital to Andean communities. Click the link below to watch the full video and learn more about Miski Brewing and our relationship with thisrich culture! Miski Brewing – The Story of […]
11 de August de 2023


Finding the perfect name for a beer isn’t easy. People usually want to name things after something meaningful and memorable, but the apparent options do not always seem right. While visiting Peru, the word Ancestral came across the way. From that moment, it resonated. So it was decided: that would be the name of Miski’s first beer. Ancestral is a significant term since it pays tribute to rich traditions and heritage in different cultures worldwide. Quinoa, for instance, the base of every Miski beer, comes from Peru, where the word Ancestral is culturally and historically meaningful since it represents quinoa […]


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