Québec Francais

March 21st, 201703 Bienvenu sur 42 Bières et voici mes 42 liens du 21 mars 2017. Alors cette semaine j'ai pour vous … En vedette Let's Face It: Waxed Beer Bottles Suck Vous avez déjà ouvert une bière avec un bouchon enrobé de cire? Ouais … moi aussi je trouve ça complètement inutile! Payez-vous votre Read Source Article...

March 19th, 201702 La saison Shelton est une bière de type saison, fruitée, épicée, acide, et avec des notes alcooliques qui réinterprète le style en offrant un produit chaleureux et malté. Cette bière est la création de Darryl Shelton, un brasseur amateur de Montréal, et elle était la gagnante de la compétition IronAlers Read Source Article

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March 15th, 201702 Benelux Brasserie, with two different locations within the city, has obtained the ability to spread its great beer in two corners of the city of Montreal. And with great reason! Benelux was a microbrewery I was introduced to just a mere 2 years ago, and after tasting the Read Source Article

March 14th, 201704 An Article by Noah Forrest Québec has historically been a bit behind the times when it comes to hop forward beers. I first started getting into craft beer about six years ago, and at the time there wasn't much that fell into the American IPA spectrum within Québec. A few Read Source Article

March 7th, 201700 Matera Brasseurs Tonneliers is a fairly new small batch brewery looking to expand its horizons and spread their brew all over Quebec and potentially further. Recently on February 4th of this year they had a very successful event showcasing their Tam Tam Session IPA. Due to a craft Read Source Article

March 2nd, 201701 An article by Noah Forrest Surprise! That's right, Brasserie Dunham up and decided to have a small bottle release at the end of February. I usually like to tell you about these things ahead of time, but in this case, the release actually happened last Saturday. If you're lucky 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, 201701 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, 201701 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

December 1st, 201602 This American brown ale from Toronto's Left Field Brewery is a deep, dark and mostly opaque brown, with ruby highlights around the edges of the glass like a root beer or cola. A billowy mocha-tinted head settles in as a long-lasting soapy cap and leaves small islands of lace behind. Read Source Article

October 19th, 201604 Billed as a “Canadian Golden Pilsner”, Mythology by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery in Barrie, Ontario is a deep, golden honey colour with a slight chill haze and pours with a fluffy, spongy white head that settles into a rocky cap and leaves a cascade of lace as you drink your Read Source Article

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March 27th, 2017

What surprises me is that in the five or so years that I've been a fan of Unibroue's Blonde de Chambly, I've never done a full review of the beer.. I have no idea why. Unibroue's Blonde de Chambly was my go-to beer from 2011 to 2013. I still like...
March 26th, 2017

I was lucky enough to visit Microbrasserie Le Castor during a bièrcation back in January 2016, I might post photos one day but I didn't really capture many photos that visit. Le Castor is highly regarded in the beer scene as making one of the best...
March 19th, 2017

Wow, it's been a while since I've reviewed a Boston Beer Co/Sam Adams product, in fact - my most recent Boston Beer Co review was of Coney Island Root Beer, and it's been nearly half a decade since I've reviewed a Samuel Adams beer.I'm not a Read...
March 13th, 2017

Originally posted in The Brandon Sun, June 26, 2014This weekend, the North Dakota State Fair is wrapping up and like thousands of other Manitobans, I made my way down to Minot to take in the festivities, sample some food (and eat American poutine),...

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...