Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Aulde Dubliner and Pour House

62 William St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  6:07 Once again, Thursday night was honorary Friday since actual Friday is a holiday.  I rode my bike through a light rain to get there, hoping it would clear up for … Continue reading

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Crazy Canuck Pale Ale

5.2% alc./vol., 473 ml canGreat Lakes Brewery – http://www.greatlakesbeer.com/Toronto, Ontario, Canada Yes, it’s almost Canada Day on July 1, so I really should drink a Canadian beer.  Gosh, could you be any more Canadian than this?  Nobody’s sure why the … Continue reading

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Sunburst Classic Golden Ale

4.8% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleDark Star Brewing Co. – http://darkstarbrewing.co.uk/Partridge Green, West Sussex, England Another big thunderstorm and torrential rain tonight.  I had just bought an umbrella, and I was immediately given an opportunity to try it out.  No problems … Continue reading

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Hockley Black & Tan

4.7% alc./vol., 473 ml canHockley Valley Brewing – http://www.hockleybeer.ca/Orangeville, Ontario, Canada Why is there a picture of a wildcat on their web site?  Oh, it’s a lynx, and you click on it to see the links page…get it?  Groan.  So … Continue reading

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Cherry Ale

4.5% alc./vol., 650 ml bottleTrafalgar Ales and Meads – http://www.alesandmeads.com/Oakville, Ontario, Canada My own cherry tree is bearing fruit, so when I saw an Ontario cherry beer at the store, I decided to pick one up.  This despite the fact … Continue reading

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Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale

5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleWaitrose Limited – http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/Oxfordshire, England Waitrose is an English grocery store established by Messrs. Waite, Rose, and Taylor in 1904.  Duchy Originals is their store brand of organic, sustainable, and British products.  In amongst the organic … Continue reading

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Cock and Lion Pub

202 Sparks St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  10:36 Every June, Sparks Street hosts the “International Chicken-Rib Cook Off”, but most people in Ottawa, surrounded by constant summer festivals, call it “Rib Fest” in error.  I scheduled a trip … Continue reading

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