Monthly Archives: April 2011

Efes Pilsener

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canEfes Brewery – http://www.efespilsener.com/Istanbul, Turkey Here’s a beer that actually claims to be from Turkey, unlike Tuborg which claims to be a Danish beer but is brewed in Turkey.  Say, ever wonder why a North American … Continue reading

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The Glue Pot Pub

340 Queen St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  8:12 Okay, let’s set the record straight.  We went to the upstairs bar, The Glue Pot Pub.  The downstairs bar at the same address features exotic dancers, but that doesn’t really … Continue reading

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Ciuc Premium Pilsner

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canHeineken România – http://www.ciucpremium.ro/Bucharest, Romania My first trip (via beer) to Romania.  It’s an interesting language, which you can discover via the beer’s web site.  As you can guess from the country’s name, the Romans colonized … Continue reading

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Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer

6.6% alc./vol., 750 ml bottleInnis & Gunn Ltd. – http://www.innisandgunn.com/Edinburgh, Scotland Yeah, I’m definitely in the mood for another visit to the brothers Innis and Gunn.  Oh darn it all, they seem to have been out of the small bottles … Continue reading

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Paddy’s Irish Red Lager

5% alc./vol., 473 ml canTrafalgar Ales and Meads – http://www.alesandmeads.com/Oakville, Ontario, Canada You have to like their motto: “We only sell what we can’t drink ourselves!”  Apparently, this sentiment was a bit too edgy when it was the tag line … Continue reading

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Faxe Premium Danish Lager

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canRoyal Unibrew A/S – http://www.faxe.com/Faxe, Denmark Another beer simply named after the place of origin.  Faxe is a pretty small place on Denmark’s largest island, Zealand.  No, that’s not the same Zealand that New Zealand is … Continue reading

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Carling Lager

4.9% alc./vol., 473 ml canMolson Coors Canada – http://www.carlingbeer.ca/Toronto, Ontario, Canada Imagine my surprise when I’m out at the pubs in England, and almost everywhere you go there’s a Carling tap.  Tom Carling opened his brewery in 1840 in London, … Continue reading

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