Monthly Archives: January 2011

Kronenbourg 1664 Lager

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canBrasseries Kronenbourg – http://www.kronenbourg1664.com/Strasbourg, France  Okay, after yesterday’s research on the best temperature to serve beer, I’ve done some experiments.  My fridge maintains a  temperature of just under 2° C on the top shelf where I … Continue reading

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Hockley Dark Ale

5% alc./vol., 473 ml canHockley Valley Brewing – http://www.hockleybeer.ca/Orangeville, Ontario, Canada A light-body dark beer…the brewer says that this was to give it a more North American appeal.  I suppose that worked, but I’m from “North America” and yet my … Continue reading

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Estrella Damm Pilsner

4.6% alc./vol., 500 ml canSociedad Anónima Damm – http://www.estrelladamm.com/Barcelona, Spain  You have to like it when a beer is ready for some inevitable puns.  Blame the family name of brewery founder and displaced German Mr. August Damm.  His name simply … Continue reading

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Black Bear Pub

160 Bay St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  5:42 Since Robbie Burns Day was between two Fridays, it made sense to go to the other Scottish-themed pub in Ottawa this week.  As you can see from the photo, the … Continue reading

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Trailhead Vienna Lager

4.5% alc./vol., 473 ml canWellington County Brewery – http://www.wellingtonbrewery.ca/Guelph, Ontario, Canada I’ve moved on from my Wellington ale history lessons to their lager.  I don’t have any idea why a big fish means Vienna, city of waltzes and dancing white … Continue reading

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Wellington County Dark Ale

5% alc./vol., 473 ml canWellington County Brewery – http://www.wellingtonbrewery.ca/Guelph, Ontario, Canada Oops, I seem to have had my beers out of chronological order.  As the can map of Ireland suggests and the can factoid confirms, Arthur Wellesley (future Duke) was … Continue reading

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Wellington Silver Wheat Ale

4% alc./vol., 473 ml canWellington County Brewery – http://www.wellingtonbrewery.ca/Guelph, Ontario, Canada Today’s beer-can history lesson tells us that Wellington was named Prince of Waterloo in 1815 by King William I of the Netherlands after Napoleon’s final defeat.  The historical map … Continue reading

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