Québec Francais

October 2nd, 201700 Je me suis laissée surprendre, je déguste plusieurs vins par semaine et les surprises se font de plus en plus rare, alors quand ça arrive c'est encore plus " surprenant et c'est ce qui est arrivé avec les vins que je vous propose ce mois-ci. En blanc, un vin de la Read Source Article

October 2nd, 201703 La fin de semaine du 23 et 24 septembre denier, j'étais invité aux Comptonales dans ma région d'adoption, l'Estrie. Les Comptonales c'est une activité familiale et gourmande où tous les produits viennent de la région. Il y a 8 emplacements réparti sur un vaste territoire. On se déplace soit par nos Read Source Article

September 24th, 201701 Les bières sûres gagnent en popularité au Québec depuis quelques temps. Elles peuvent être franchement rafraîchissantes lors des chaudes journées d'été (bien que cela ne m'empêche pas d'en boire en plein blizzard). Dans cette revue, je vais présenter une comparaison entre deux sures aux framboises : la Bière de Balcon Read Source Article

September 17th, 201702 Doux bisous est une bière au blé légère, onctueuse et fruitée. Ses ajouts de jasmin et de Kaffir vous surprendront et contribueront à rendre cette bière accessible à un public trouvant difficilement ce qu'ils (elles) recherchent dans les étalages. Avec sa magnifique illustration ainsi que ses détails aux côtés et Read Source Article

September 10th, 201701 Le tourisme brassicole, c'est non seulement de visiter des nouveaux coins de pays pour ses brasseries locales, mais de faire de la bière un prétexte pour découvrir les autres attraits de la région. Depuis l'ouverture de la microbrasserie du même nom, la ville de Coaticook est une destination de choix Read Source Article

Quebec English

September 27th, 201700 An article by Noah Forrest Last June I spend several hours wandering through Mondial de la Bière (Montréal's largest beer festival), trying beer after beer from some of Quebec's best. When I arrived at the Brasserie Harricana kiosk, I was greeted by an old friend, Francis Richer, who had Read Source Article

September 3rd, 201702 An article by Noah Forrest A few months ago, I tested some handmade beer glasses from the Pretentious Glass Co. in order to examine how different craft beer styles work in conjunction with craft glassware. These glasses were smooth, durable and uniquely constructed. I was impressed with their design Read Source Article

August 17th, 201705 An article by Noah Forrest Most of my writing efforts center around the Quebec and Ontario brewing scene within Canada. That said, I'm changing directions today so that I can talk for a moment about pretty much the best IPAs in the world right now. And of course, I'm referring Read Source Article

August 10th, 2017013 An article by Noah Forrest Barrel-aged wild ales and sours have taken Québec by storm over the last few years, and I for one am more than happy to be one of this province's guinea pigs. When breweries gain experience, their experimentation becomes tighter. As a result, innovative beers that Read Source Article

July 27th, 201708 An article by Noah Forrest Let's be honest, for the most part, the modern craft beer enthusiast isn't particularly excited about traditional German-styled lagers and ales (with the exception of the hyper-trendy Berliner Weisse). This is certainly not the case for everyone, but I believe the success of the Pilsner Read Source Article


September 12th, 2017022 Primarily known for their vinegars, Reinhart Foods in Stayner, Ontario recently entered the hard cider market with a sweet and light entry made from provincially grown Gala, Mcintosh and Cortland apples. Reinhart's Red Apple Light Cider is a pale golden colour reminiscent of an American lager and yields a loose Read Source Article

June 20th, 201704 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, 201703 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, 201704 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, 201705 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

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October 16th, 2017

If you're familiar with BeerCrank.ca, sometimes the photos here are better than this. Sure I'm not a good photographer, but for the most part I can take some alright to decent beer photos for reviews, without relying on the interwebz. Steve from Red...
October 9th, 2017

This might be my last review for a few weeks: I've had awesome luck at losing things lately - I lost my Bose headphones (on the bus), lost my camera's lens cap (that's easy to replace) and lost my camera's battery charger. So once the battery is...

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...