Monthly Archives: February 2011

Black Creek Porter

5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleBlack Creek Historic Brewery –, Ontario, Canada Black Creek Pioneer Village is a collection of some 40 historic buildings, a working mill, and a farm intended to recreate an 1860’s village in Toronto.  Part of … Continue reading

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Gösser Lager

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml canBrau Union Österreich AG –, Austria Well, here’s Austria’s most popular beer, a concept that the brewer seems to have confused with being Austria’s finest beer.  Popular does not mean fine.  The most popular beer … Continue reading

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Wells Bombardier Ale

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleWells & Young’s Brewing Company –, England  I’m never going to get a job as a real beer critic.  The bottle tells us “peppery aromas give way to the perfect balance of malty richness, tangy … Continue reading

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Peter Devine’s

73 Clarence St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  3:58 The Irish Village pubs keep on expanding into the neighbouring properties.  This brand new pub took over what used to be a Second Cup coffee shop, opening just 2 1/2 … Continue reading

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Sapporo Premium Lager

5% alc./vol., 650 ml canSapporo Brewing Company –, Ontario, Canada I’d tried to drink a beer from every continent this week.  My brother was good enough to point out via Facebook comment that Antarctica would be a good one.  … Continue reading

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Tusker Lager

4.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleEast African Breweries –, Kenya The top of the label says “since 1922”.  One year later in 1923, George Hurst, a co-founder of the brewery, went on a hunting expedition to once again prove that … Continue reading

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Aguila Lager

4% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleBavaria S.A. –, Colombia You ever think that you can speak Spanish, even though you can’t?  I’m having fun trying to decipher the bottle.  “La cerveza de Colombia” is an easy one.  “Refresca nuestra pasión” … Continue reading

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