Québec Francais

June 11th, 201707 Sur papier, une bière de blé acidulée et salée peut sembler particulier. C'est pourtant un style de bière très approprié avec le temps chaud qui revient: la gose. Le Trou du Diable, nous offre une belle représentation du style, dosé, tout en subtilité. Une bière très intéressante pour aborder ce Read Source Article

June 8th, 2017017 90 %Trifolium Bière sûre/Wild Ale 5% alc/vol 750 ml Auval Nul besoin de vous présenter la microbrasserie Auval! Voici donc la Trifolium, une bière sûre à la levure sauvage obtenue sur du trèfle rouge (d'où le nom trifolium). Visuellement donc, la bière est jaune pâle et bien Read Source Article

June 7th, 201702 Est-ce que tu savais que cette microbrasserie fête ses 10 ans cette année, le 1ier août pour être plus précis? Bah maintenant tu le sais! :) On a tous déjà vu une des merveilleuses bouteilles de la microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean. Elles ont toutes de merveilleux personnages très attachants. Et ces Read Source Article

Quebec English

June 6th, 201701 Last summer Goose Island Brewery held their annual Migration Week celebration in Montreal. During this event they brought over some of their special beers to celebrate the glory that is Goose Island brewery. Goose Island Brewery is known in the craft beer community as the pioneers Read Source Article

June 4th, 201705 Mondial de la Biere returns again for its 24th edition in a couple of weeks. Mondial de la Biere is a great occasion for beer drinkers of all walks of life to gather at Palais de Congres and sample some beer from Quebec as well as Read Source Article

May 25th, 201702 An article by Noah Forrest With two very young children, it's needless to say that it can be quite a challenge to go anywhere. Like, ever. However, once in a while my in-laws will take the kids so we can step back out into the real world and walk Read Source Article

May 25th, 201701 Warning, sexual content and nudity may follow, viewer discretion is advised. Only kidding, this is not a porno. Just some down right neighbor love from Montreal to Vermont. Beverage Warehouse located in Winooski, Vermont, or as I call it, simply “Bevie” or “Bevie Ware” or “The Bevie” Read Source Article


June 20th, 201701 The first entry in Ontario's growing craft cider market to come from Ottawa is produced by Revolution Investments Limited. Flying Canoe Hard Cider pours with a noticeable chill haze and a light orange or pencil yellow hue to it. It looks like some of the ciders I've made in my Read Source Article

April 3rd, 201700 Local Press from Collective Arts Brewing's Cider offshoot in Hamilton is produced with a blend of Northern Spy, Ida Red and Spartan Apples grown here in Ontario. It has a light, ever so slightly hazy golden tone that brings a Chardonnay to mind. Plenty of fine carbonation contributes to an Read Source Article

March 8th, 201703 As the travel, along with the huge amounts of stress and panic brought on by the ultimately rewarding privilege of working on a second book (MAY 20TH, FOLKS!) has officially died down, I'm finding myself looking towards my own fridge for inspiration, and finding that over the years Read Source Article

February 20th, 201702 This slightly hazy, golden-hued Helles lager from Collingwood, Ontario's Side Launch Brewing Company has pencil yellow highlights and pours with a large and frothy head that has excellent retention and tends to leave some light spots of lace near the top of my glass. Mountain Lager has floral and perfume-like Read Source Article

January 23rd, 201702 This post is sort of my way to put to use one of my favourite writing exercises. At the start of each creative writing class in school, our teacher would put some music on and allow us to do some freeform writing for 15 minutes or so. This would allow Read Source Article

January 9th, 201702 Well, that's the manuscript for the second edition of The Ontario Craft Beer Guide, done and dusted. Between working on that for the past 5-6 months while also working on the promotion for the last book and juggling my columns and day job, and spending most of my waking hours Read Source Article

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June 5th, 2017

I absolutely enjoyed Collective Arts' IPA No. 1 when it came out back in March. In fact, as soon as I reviewed it, I had someone go "IPA No. 1 is garbage.. look out for IPA No. 2, you'll love it!" Well, I didn't think it was Read Source Article...
June 2nd, 2017

I'm heading to Montreal in two weeks for Mondial de la bière, one of the largest beer festivals in the world. While at Mondial, I'm doing a day trip to Ontario with Hop Citizen and stopping at Beau's and hopefully a few awesome Ottawa Read Source...
May 31st, 2017

Yesterday was the 2017 Barn Hammer BrewingChris (great product consultant from Portage & Burnell Liquor Mart) chatting with Adam and John at Torque BrewingFort GarryBrazen Hall<img border="0" data-original-height="533"...
May 28th, 2017

In my June 19, 2015 edition of First Draught, I stated that Radlers were “slowly gaining popularity in Canada.” Well, it's at the point now where I'm dubbing 2017 “The Year of the Radler”. Radlers are becoming such a hot commodity that...

Flatland Beer

April 13th, 2014
Flatland Beer

Sometimes I start a Facebook post, and it ends up as a blog-worthy rant: case-in-point => yesterday's Post on the Flatland BEER Facebook page. (Since I now have a blog, I should probably stop myself halfway into the FB rant, and head over here...
April 9th, 2014
Flatland Beer

The recent announcement that the Toronto Blue Jays' home – Rogers Centre – would enter the 2014 season with the dubious honour of being the only Major League Baseball stadium not offering any craft beer got me thinking about the crossroad...