Québec Francais

May 3rd, 201701 Ma copine et moi avons séjourné à Toronto il y a quelques semaines. Nous avons visité Amsterdam Brewery, un sympathique établissement situé au bord de l'eau tout juste à côté du centre-ville. J'en ai profité pour acheter quelques bières locales au passage. Cette brasserie a ouvert ses portes en 1986, Read Source Article

May 3rd, 201705 Nom: IPA du Nord-EstBrasserie: Boréale (Brasseurs du Nord)Millésime: 2017Style: IPA du Nord-Est (NEIPA)Pourcentage d'alcool: 6%Format: Canette, 355mlPrix: 2.92$ taxes et consignes inclus (voir plus bas) La bière Boréale est dans notre paysage brassicole depuis un bon bout de temps. C'est cette brasserie qui a “inventé” la rousse. Ils ont toujours fait Read Source Article...

April 26th, 201703 88 %La B Rouge Berliner Weisse 5% alc/vol 750 ml Pit Caribou Premièrement, juste au visuel, cette bière est plus qu'alléchante! Au service, une magnifique mousse rosée se forme et s'affaisse très rapidement, ne laissant que très peu de marques de son passage. Le liquide est rouge Read Source Article

Quebec English

May 11th, 201701 Montreal has been and still is a great hub for craft beer in Canada. With so many breweries and beers to choose from it can be tough to try and conquer them all without some sacrifice to the wallet, the waist line, and maybe even some rough mornings. I was Read Source Article

May 10th, 201700 An article by Noah Forrest Sometimes when you meet someone new, you instantly click. That was certainly the case when the guys from Brasserie Dunham met the folks behind California's The Libertine Brewing Company during a St. Petersburg beer festival a few years back. However, as much as Read Source Article...

May 4th, 201704 An article by Noah Forrest I've been a fan of Microbrasserie Pit Caribou for years. However, for some odd reason, this is the first post I've written about them. I remember the first time drinking their Robust Porter and being impressed with it's luscious body and accessible drinkability. I've Read Source Article

May 2nd, 201703 I was honored yet again by Dunham this year ahead of their fall release coming up next week, by an invitation to a preview tasting! I had the opportunity to try some of their concoctions ahead of their release and I am here to share with Read Source Article

April 25th, 201704 Every once in a while, I get sucked into these debates about the best brewery in the province, or the country, or the world, but really, it comes down to individual products and personal tastes. It's tough to put a brewery above all others when so many make delicious beers, Read Source Article

April 24th, 201703 Since last year Boréale, one of the more larger breweries in Quebec and also pretty widely known to the non craft beer drinking community, has been on a new journey of exploration. Embarking on the more artisinal side of things which is far different from their standard beers that Read Source Article


April 3rd, 201700 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, 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, 201702 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, 201702 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

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May 20th, 2017

Happy May Two Four long weekend! It's been quite a long time since I received mail that wasn't either a bill or a letter from my cellphone provider trying to get me to add more services onto my plan that I already can't afford. Nathan over at Double...
May 20th, 2017

Review from July 2011!Oh boy.. boy oh boy.. Kasteel Rouge from Belgium!I saw this beer at the Liquor Mart the other day, it was a new addition to the stock, so of course, I love to try new stock. For some reason, for the entire previous week,...
May 18th, 2017

2017 isn't just the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation but also the 150th anniversary of Moosehead Breweries. Today, Moosehead Breweries is the oldest independently owned brewery in Canada. In the mid to late '00s, I was a big fan of...

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...