Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mythos Hellenic Lager

4.7% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleMythos Brewery – http://www.mythosbeer.gr/Thessaloniki, Greece I’m used to a lot of Mediterranean suds being brewed light and crisp to be refreshing.  This one is a medium amber, kind of malty and a bit sweet, which is … Continue reading

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Coopers Brewery Sparkling Ale

5.8% alc./vol., 375 ml bottleCoopers Brewery Limited – http://www.coopers.com.au/Regency Park, Australia This is the ale that Thomas Cooper first brewed in 1862 as a restorative tonic for his sick wife.  By 1881, he had started a successful brewery based on … Continue reading

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HogsBack Vintage Lager

5.2% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleHogsBack Brewing Company – http://www.hogsback.ca/Ottawa, Ontario, Canada There are not a lot of local beers here in Ottawa.  Here’s a new one.  This is not to be confused with Hogs Back Brewery in England, which sensibly … Continue reading

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The Black Thorn

15 Clarence St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  4:52 We’re in the middle of Ottawa’s winter festival, Winterlude.  Too bad that the thermometer shot up to a balmy 10ºC, either destroying ice sculptures (see photo) or rendering them hopelessly … Continue reading

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Galt Knife Old Style Lager

4.4% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleGrand River Brewing – http://www.grandriverbrewing.com/Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Here’s a beer that says it’s a “pre-prohibition style lager”.  Various provinces of Canada had outlawed the sale of alcohol around 1916, but pretty much all of them gave … Continue reading

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Boxer Lager

5% alc./vol., 473 ml canMinhas Craft Brewery – http://www.boxerlager.com/Monroe, Wisconsin, USA I’ve seen the TV ads playing in Ontario with Ravinder Minhas and his cute sister Manjit Minhas, and with its cheap production values I assumed it was Canadian.  Go … Continue reading

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Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager

4.8% alc./vol., 500 ml canKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei – http://www.koestritzer.de/Bad Köstritz, Germany Wow, a black lager…very cool.  I’m disappointed with the Germans’ creativity in naming their beers, but I’m gaining respect for the varieties available.  Here’s another example of the colour that … Continue reading

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