Monthly Archives: July 2011

Old Milwaukee Ice Lager

5.5% alc./vol., 473 ml canStroh CanadaGuelph, Ontario, Canada For something with “Milwaukee” in the name, this beer has never been to Wisconsin.  It’s brewed here in Canada by Sleeman, although their name doesn’t appear on the can (a bad sign).  … Continue reading

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Ožujsko Lager

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canZagrebačka pivovara –, Croatia In 2009, I took a Mediterranean cruise that stopped in Split, Croatia.  Under the palm trees and bright sunshine, I sat in a low chair and drank a couple of these, … Continue reading

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Don Cherry’s Sports Grill

290 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  6:09 I am NOT a sports bar guy.  I like bars, but I have a lot less interest in sports than normal people.  Oh, and it’s in a hotel, another type … Continue reading

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Rigor Mortis Strong Brown Ale

10.5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleDieu du Ciel Inc. –érôme, Québec, Canada Québec brewers are not afraid to name their beers in most unusual ways.  Rigor mortis or “stiffness of death” starts about three hours after you die.  Your muscles … Continue reading

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Busch Lager

4.7% alc./vol., 473 ml canLabatt Brewing CompanyLondon, Ontario, Canada This “American” beer is brewed under licence here in Canada by the Canadian branch of a Belgian company, Anheuser-Busch InBev.  So what makes it an American beer?  The can says “Cold … Continue reading

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Bavaria Holland Lager

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canBavaria N.V. –, The Netherlands Hooray, back in Canada!  What better way to celebrate than with this confusingly named import, since I’m feeling like an import myself right now.  Bavaria is a state in Germany, … Continue reading

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Kasztelan Niepasteryzowany Pilsner

5.7% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleBrowary Kasztelan –, Poland Has your Polish improved too?  This is “Castellan”, an unpasteurized pilsner.  At the beer and liquor store, some young Polish guys heard me speaking English and decided to strike up a … Continue reading

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Okocim at the “Poprawiny”

ul. Pilska, Szczecinek, Poland The word “poprawiny” means “do over”, as if we all called a Mulligan on yesterday’s 11-hour wedding reception.  That was only part one, this is part two.  After a quick four hour sleep (nap?), we were … Continue reading

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BROK Export on the way to a Polish wedding

ul. Koszalinska 70, Szczecinek, Poland The main reason for my extended stay in Szczecinek was not to drink beer, it was to attend a wedding.  I was put up in that apartment building in the background, with forty stairs up … Continue reading

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Tyskie in Restauracja "Jolka”

ul. Ordona 29, Szczecinek, Poland The small Polish town of Szczecinek was once the small German town of Neustettin.  The Germans built a really great park along the lake that the Poles inherited.  Inside that park on the edge of … Continue reading

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