Visiting a craft brewery with the kids? Yes, that’s a thing. It’s an option that’s popular in the US and gaining ground in Canada, as more craft breweries welcome families. Thunder Bay’s Sleeping Giant Brewing Company is opening its doors to families with both special events and a general “come on in” policy, in part because so many of its owners and staffers have young kids of their own. The idea goes back to German beer gardens, which were friendly all-ages community hubs.
When Karen Kerk’s oldest son was born, so was her business. After she read the ingredients on a mainstream baby wash bottle and was startled at the number of chemicals, she started making natural soaps, cleansers and moisturizers in her kitchen. Nearly 11 years later, Bare Organics has a devoted following who love Kerk’s selection of simple, beautiful, organic personal care products for both kids and adults, made by hand in her workshop. Whether you’re a longtime customer or