Québec Francais

November 29th, 201605 Unibroue annonce le lancement de sa plus récente création saisonnière, Lune de Miel, un brassin d'exception tout juste à temps pour les fêtes. Offerte uniquement pour un temps limité, Lune de Miel est une bière ambrée de style belge. Sa robe voilée est couronnée d'une mousse beige, évoquant tout le charme Read Source Article

November 28th, 201600 L'IPA noire est un style de bière très tendance ces derniers temps. C'est une variante évidemment très foncée, mais aussi un peu plus équilibrée qu'une IPA américaine traditionnelle. Plusieurs brasseries québécoises nous ont donc offerts leur interprétation de ce nouveau style de bière dont Le Trèfle Noir, pionnier du brassage Read Source Article

November 28th, 201603 La semaine dernière, je suis allé faire un tour à la Brasserie New Deal. Cette nouvelle microbrasserie a ouvert ses portes il y a quelques semaines dans le quartier industriel de Boucherville sur la rive-sud de Montréal. J'avais lu plusieurs commentaires à propos de leurs bières sur les réseaux sociaux. Rien Read Source Article

Quebec English

November 29th, 201603 Porters are a style developed on the gloomy overcast streets of London, England. It's a dark style beer utilizing dark brown malts. It is usually well hopped creating a fantastic combination of roasty malts and some great hop notes. With winter just around the corner it's all about the Read Source Article

November 29th, 201603 An article by Noah Forrest This will be my third article about Brasserie Auval within a year. In that short time, they have has managed to climb the ranks, becoming one of the most sought after breweries in the country. Every day now, Facebook trading forums are lined with Read Source Article

November 22nd, 201600 An Article by Noah Forrest Over the last few years, Microbrasserie Le Castor has managed to carve itself a spot as one of the best breweries in Quebec. Their popularity first exploded when they released their flagship IPA, Yakima, which at the time was probably the only solid American Read Source Article

November 15th, 201603 La Voie Maltée located north east of Quebec city was a very random pick for me. We may not realize just how much artwork actually plays into our psyche when selecting our beer, but it has a very sizeable impact on our selection. And as we all know Read Source Article

November 8th, 201603 Brasserie Gainsbourg hails from Gatineau, Quebec just on the border of Ontario and Quebec across from Ottawa. It started out in March of 2013 as a bistro and began it's adventures into brewing a little under a year later in January of 2014. A fairly young bistro brasserie, Read Source Article


December 1st, 201600 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, 201603 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

September 6th, 201602 This perry from Double Trouble Brewing Co. is made from Ontario-grown Bosc and Bartlett apples in Stony Creek and has a faint golden yellow hue reminiscent of a light white wine as well as some wavy chill haze. Grow a Pear also smells rather vinous, with strong aromas of green Read Source Article

August 9th, 201603 Honey Ginger Shandy from Old Tomorrow Ltd. in Toronto, Ontario is a beautiful golden hue and pours with a loose and spongy white head that tends to leave small islands of lace on the glass. Ginger and botanical extract aromas waft from this blend of beer and ginger ale, along Read Source Article

July 29th, 201604 One of the things that I got a real sense of while co-writing the Ontario Craft Beer Guide and something that has really stuck out as we begin our research on a possible other one, is the narrative. The story each brewery has behind them. The fascinating thing is Read Source Article

June 10th, 201605 Queen Street 501 from The Brickworks Ciderhouse in Toronto, Ontario has a deep golden colour that more closely resembles a typical American lager than it does a commercially produced cider and retains a small collar of bubbles longer than most. This semi-sweet blend of Ontario heritage apples smells McIntosh-heavy, with Read Source Article

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Western Canada


December 7th, 2016

Quebec's beer scene continues to be overwhelming for me, I could give myself an entire month to try as many Quebec breweries as I possibly could and I would still somehow miss out on an obscure nanobrewery that just opened up last week. I may be...
November 27th, 2016

Brasserie Dunham's beers have been available in Manitoba since September and I had the pleasure of visiting the brewery with Alex & Alexe back in June. So here I am wondering why I haven't reviewed this beer (Saison Rustique) sooner than I did....
November 27th, 2016

It was Christmas 2005 when I first tried an India Pale Ale that wasn't an Alexander Keith's. The folks over at Sleeman introduced an IPA under the "John Sleeman Presents" line. I still remember the first time trying it - I found that it was a hard...
November 17th, 2016

My favourite thing about living in Manitoba in winter is that if you want to quickly chill beer but you don't have enough fridge space, putting the beers out into the snow will help chill it at a quick rate, especially on the -25C evenings we've...

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...