Québec Francais

July 19th, 201805 Maintenant que tout est à sa place, que la piscine est fin prête, que le BBQ est roi et maître de tous nos soupers, que la ou les destinations vacances sont définies, il ne nous reste plus qu'à prendre la vie comme elle vient, seul ou en bonne compagnie, prenons Read Source Article

July 15th, 201804 La 8e jour est la première bière de la MicroBrasserie de Charlevoix que j'ai goûtée depuis un long bout de temps. Ce n'est pas par manque d'intérêt, mais il y a tant de nouveaux produits sur le marché ces temps-ci qu'il est difficile d'oublier certaines brasseries déjà bien établies. Un Read Source Article

Quebec English

July 31st, 201804 An Article by Noah Forrest 2017 was great for Avant-Garde – Artisans Brasseurs. They definitely stepped up their game from previous years, hosting two separate bottle releases and dropping a ton of barrel-aged beers for us to pine over. These bottles were rather well received, helping solidify Read Source Article

July 24th, 201807 An article by Noah Forrest Microbrasserie 4 Origines opened its doors in April this year, but they are already starting to garner a reputation for quality beer. Located at the eastern tip of Point-St-Charles, patrons can have a beer in their beautiful tap room, or Read Source Article

July 18th, 201808 Ever year a large group of people descend on Salon 1861 for a weekend of fanatical, fantastic consumption of craft beer from Quebec. La Cuvée Hiver usually takes place in March and it's a no bullshit event with good local brew and a selection of local food. Read Source Article

July 13th, 2018019 An article by Noah Forrest Hey! Guess what? Brasserie Distillerie Champ Libre is having a bottle release tomorrow, Saturday, July 14th, 2018! I provided some details about this a few weeks back, so I decided to write a follow up post to let you know how the Read Source Article...

July 11th, 201809 The winter has finally gone and the sun is shining its rays upon the exhausted people of Montreal. A consensus flows through the minds of everyone, “I must drink more beer”. After a winter full of porters, stouts, and belgians, it is time to revel in the midst of IPAs, Read Source Article


July 30th, 201803 This limited edition release from Collective Arts Brewing from Hamilton, Ontario is a hazy and opaque chartreuse colour that pours with a large and loose white head that burns off in but a few seconds and leave little more than a floss-like ring behind. The citrus character of Lime & Read Source Article

July 13th, 2018015 So the past month or so has actually been a pretty informative one for me, and, because I'm trying not to just let those thoughts out into bursts on my twitter account, I thought I'd put a few things out on here as well. And while I've been talking about Read Source Article

June 25th, 201802 Produced in Hamilton, Ontario, Collective Arts Honey & Lavender Cider is a pale straw colour and exudes effervescence long after being poured, and even produces a persistent ring around your glass. This summer seasonal is mainly apple juice and honey on the nose, with a subtle, but enticing air of Read Source Article

April 2nd, 201804 The newest member of the formidable Bastard series from Nickel Brook Brewing Co in Burlington, Ontario eschews the high-octane, barrel-aged nature of its predecessors in favour of a lighter take on British stout. Cheeky Bastard is black and opaque, pouring with a rather large and tight head that has a Read Source Article

January 25th, 201809 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

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Western Canada


August 21st, 2018

Shawn and Garrett over at Saskatoon's 9 Mile Legacy Brewing stopped in Brandon for lunch a month back as they were on their way to Winnipeg to check out the craft beer explosion that's currently taking place. I had the opportunity to visit 9 Mile...
August 15th, 2018

It's not every day that I end up checking out an up-and-coming brewery in United States, but Atypical Brewery & Barrel Works out of Minot, North Dakota welcomed me to their brewery with wide open arms. The peeps behind Atypical Brewery &...
August 3rd, 2018

Originally posted in The Brandon Sun - July 21, 2017Last week featured the fourth and final batch of beers as part of the 2017 Coast to Coaster Canadian tour of Canada's beer scene. This year's batch was more fruit forward than previous years but...

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...