Monthly Archives: May 2011

Carling Ice Lager

5.5% alc./vol., 473 ml canMolson Coors Canada – http://www.carlingbeer.ca/Toronto, Ontario, Canada Another Canadian Carling, this time of the “ice” variety as denoted by the black can.  It’s pretty similar to the lager can, which is blue, so if you really … Continue reading

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Affligem Blonde Ale

6.8% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleN.V. Br. Alken-Maes S.A. – http://www.affligembeer.be/Waarloos, Belgium You have to appreciate the work that Belgian monks did in establishing breweries in their abbeys.   Of course, many Belgian beers just use this as a branding.  Here’s one … Continue reading

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Nickel Brook Gluten Free Beer

5.8% alc./vol., 473 ml canBetter Bitters Brewing Co. – http://www.nickelbrook.com/Burlington, Ontario, Canada I happened to have another gluten-free beer in my fridge, so here we go, head to head (pun intended).  This beer is darker and a bit more like … Continue reading

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New Grist Gluten-Free Beer and Le Festibière de Gatineau

5.7% alc./vol., 355 ml bottleLakefront Brewery, Inc. – http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com/Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA If it’s brewed from grain, it’s a “beer”.  Sorghum is a kind of tropical grass that grows in harsh climates and produces a grain that can be used to … Continue reading

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Pub Saint-Alexandre

1087, rue St-Jean, Québec, Québec, CanadaTime to first beer:  2:36 I was already at this pub on Tuesday night, and I liked it so much I decided to come back today and make it my official “pub of the week” … Continue reading

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Blonde d’Achouffe Strong ALe

8% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleLes Brasseurs RJ – http://www.brasseursrj.com/Montréal, Québec, Canada (Québec City)  For me, it’s day three of eating every meal in restaurants with work colleagues when the novelty of the situation wears off.  You might suggest it was … Continue reading

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Tremblay Pale Lager

4.9% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleLes Brasseurs RJ – http://www.brasseursrj.com/Montréal, Québec, Canada (Québec City)  Second day in Québec City, and we met from 8:00 a.m. (thanks, Ron!) until after 4:00 p.m.  Surprisingly, I skipped having a beer for lunch.  Supper was … Continue reading

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