Saturday, December 16, 2017

Browsing the "canadian beer" Category

nonsuch cover

welcome nonsuch brewing co. bienvenue!

The Nonsuch was the first trading ship to reach Hudson Bay in 1668. Originally the former British Navy ship was seen as too small for such a voyage, but her small size instead was ideal for narrow and shallow waterways, [...]

September 18, 2017 beer abroad, canadian beer, news and annoucements, Travel

PEG Beer Co. now open!

After 10 years of complete brewing stagnancy, the Winnipeg beer landscape is finally changing. Fueled by a major legislative change making taprooms legal, three new breweries have opened this year with more (some reports say about 10 within the province) [...]

October 18, 2016 beer abroad, canadian beer, food and restaurants, Travel
ontario beer

beyond the pale + tooth and nail, ottawa

How life can change so unexpectedly and wonderfully is not the topic of this post. However, before delving into beer from two of the best breweries in Ontario, I am forced to point out that my last trip to Ottawa, over [...]

May 31, 2016 beer abroad, canadian beer, tasting and critique, Travel

where we’re headed and where we’ve been

For the first time in many years, I did not ring in the new year with a firm and audible, “good riddance” to the old one. As I left a party last night filled with beer-loving crowd well before the [...]

January 1, 2015 canadian beer, colorado, news and annoucements, texas, the twin cities, Travel

Lake of Bays and other northern beers

Despite the recent surge in Twin Cities breweries – LynLake, Insight, Eastlake, and more – I have been somewhat of a shut-in for a few weeks. I had oral surgery (damn all wisdom teeth to hell) and have been working [...]

December 18, 2014 beer abroad, canadian beer, tasting and critique

Broue Pub Brouhaha

My final Canadian mention for my spectacular Montreal adventure is a little pub on the edge of town called Broue Pub Brouhaha. One of the most satisfying visits is one we almost didn’t make. The place seemed somewhat out of [...]

October 4, 2014 bikes and beer, canadian beer, tasting and critique, Travel
Host: Alcyone Black Saison, and Maia Belgian Strong

Station Ho.St

Upon entering Station Ho.St, a dimly lit, no-frills brasserie in Montreal’s Plateau neighborhood, you wouldn’t expect it to be one of the most dedicated beer and whisky bars in the whole city. Ho.St is essentially a detached tasting room for [...]

October 1, 2014 canadian beer, history and traditional styles, tasting and critique, Travel

McAuslan Brewing Company

As if every day of my trip wasn’t busy, our day in Vieux Port (Old Port) was jam packed with biking, history, food, and beer. I was bouncing with excitement to see the oldest part of town, which some may [...]

September 27, 2014 canadian beer, Travel

Reservoir Brasserie Artisanale

When it comes to vacation I typically plan moderately. I read travel blogs, scour maps, and  ask friends for all kinds of obscure suggestions. I am no stranger to Couchsurfing, AirBnB, and half a dozen other travel sites. The bulk [...]

September 22, 2014 canadian beer, food and restaurants, tasting and critique, Travel

Mont-Royal, Dieu du Ciel, Lili Co.

Monday we biked up a mountain, me on Pepé le Peugeot and Rick on his black fixed gear. Yep. The mountain is in the middle of the bustling city, and it certainly feels that way all the way to the [...]

September 19, 2014 bikes and beer, canadian beer, food and restaurants