Québec Francais

January 25th, 201802 Bonne et Heureuse année 2018, de bons amis, de bonnes anecdotes, un bon verre et surtout de la santé pour bien en profiter! Il existe plus de 9000 différents cépages dans le monde, nous avons les cépages les plus connues que nous appelons les cépages internationaux, il est intéressant de découvrir Read Source Article

January 25th, 201801 Bonne et Heureuse année 2018, de bons amis, de bonnes anecdotes, un bon verre et surtout de la santé pour bien en profiter! Il existe plus de 9000 différents cépages dans le monde, nous avons les cépages les plus connues que nous appelons les cépages internationaux, il est intéressant de découvrir Read Source Article

January 21st, 201809 McAuslan peut difficilement être considérée comme une microbrasserie. Ceci étant dit, même les gros joueurs sont forcés d'explorer des styles plus niches, car les consommateurs sont de plus en plus exigeants. En donnant une chance aux macros, on peut parfois être agréablement surpris comme avec la Belle Read Source Article

January 21st, 201800 McAuslan peut difficilement être considérée comme une microbrasserie. Ceci étant dit, même les gros joueurs sont forcés d'explorer des styles plus niches, car les consommateurs sont de plus en plus exigeants. En donnant une chance aux macros, on peut parfois être agréablement surpris comme avec la Belle Read Source Article

Quebec English

February 6th, 201802 IPAs have recently been exploding on the scene, not just in hops but in quantities. I have been waiting for a day when several hop explosive IPAs hit the Quebec market that are satisfactory for my hop addictive needs. Where five to six years ago there were some great IPAs Read Source Article

February 1st, 201802 The time has come again when International Gruit Day, February 1st, is upon us! Beau's brewing was kind enough to shoot over something special for me to try and share my thoughts! I do not have much knowledge about gruit style ales, but for those on the same boat as Read Source Article

January 30th, 201802 An article by Noah Forrest Small Pony Barrel Works opened its doors to the public at the tail end of 2017. Located in Kanata (just west of Ottawa), this new and innovative brewery focuses solely on Barrel-aged products – and in particular, sours. Barrel-aging is nothing new, the modern craft-beer Read Source Article...

January 16th, 201808 An article by Noah Forrest In 2017, Microbrasserie Pit Caribou had a spectacular year, and that's probably putting it lightly. Early on, they released an ambitious, extremely well received barrel-aged sour blend called Neuvin, and it just snowballed from there. Countless barrel-aged sours came down the pipeline – so Read Source Article

December 28th, 201709 An article by Noah Forrest 2017 has been a pretty momentous year for the Quebec beer scene. Several new breweries opened their doors, all kinds of new and amazing products hit the shelves, and for some annoying reason, lactose is on the rise (to be fair though, we didn't start Read Source Article

Ontario

January 25th, 201802 This slow-fermented, semi-dry cider from H. Weston & Sons Ltd in Herefordshire, England has a dark straw coloured, golden amber tone and yields an uncommonly large and loose white head, along with a persistent collar. Caple Rd Cider Blend No. 3 is partially aged on oak, which is apparent in Read Source Article

December 31st, 201700 I'm currently at my family's cottage in beautiful Muskoka, sipping on some coffee, watching the beautiful day out there, and starting to come to terms with the fact that I'm no longer in that beautiful state between Christmas and New Year's Eve where time doesn't matter and all that exists Read Source Article

December 12th, 201700 ***PLEASE READ WITH EARPHONES ON AND VOLUME TURNED UP*** Well, of course there's ASMR of it. That's something I never thought I would say on this site, even though I should have expected it. But here we are. So, a bit of context before we continue with what turned out to be a Read Source Article

September 12th, 2017025 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

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Beercrank

February 14th, 2018
BeerCrank

Collect Experiences. Not Things.This quote on the top of Dead Frog Brewing's Commander Imperial Stout (2016) bottle is perfect, and a reason why I'm finally going out and reviewing beers I've been meaning to review years ago.. rather than have them...
February 14th, 2018
BeerCrank

In 2016, Deschutes' Black Butte Porter was available in 650mL bombers.. unfortunately it didn't sell well so they eventually discontinued it. Several months later, the beer returned to Manitoba in 12oz bottles, only to be discontinued here again...
February 13th, 2018
BeerCrank

This beer just went on clearance at the LC last week, so unlike some of the beers I'm reviewing in the next bit, this one isn't a couple years old.. ha! This is Mandarina Wheat Ale by Postmark Brewing out of Vancouver. Mandarina was released as a...

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...