Monthly Archives: September 2011

Centretown Tavern

152 Sparks St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  5:41 In trying to track down a new Friday bar in Ottawa, I discovered both the Centretown Tavern and the Centretown pub.  The pub web site tells me that it’s “Ottawa’s … Continue reading

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Hobgoblin Ale

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleMarston’s PLC – http://www.wychwood.co.uk/Witney, England “Nilbogboh is Hobgoblin spelled backwards!”  The hobgoblin is a magical creature, a kind of friendly, mischievous goblin that’s not at all as evil as a regular goblin.  On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Muskoka Harvest Ale

6.4% alc./vol., 750 ml bottleMuskoka Brewery – http://www.muskokabrewery.com/Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada Oh darn, summer must be over because my beer tells me so.  That big orange farm implement on the label is ready to reap some grain.  The beer itself is … Continue reading

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Goliath Ale

4.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleMarston’s PLC – http://www.wychwood.co.uk/Witney, England The beer to slay a mighty thirst!  The Goliath of the bible was a champion warrior of the Philistines, whose height was six cubits and a span.  A cubit is measured … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Ale

5.5% alc./vol., 650 ml canGreat Lakes Brewery – http://www.greatlakesbeer.com/Toronto, Ontario, Canada My spice recipe for pumpkin pie from scratch is cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.  This also sounds like a line up of exotic dancers at your favourite nightclub, … Continue reading

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Marston’s Pedigree V.S.O.P. Ale

6.7% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleMarston’s PLC – http://www.marstonsbeercompany.co.uk/Burton Upon Trent, England Cognac is distilled and aged wine from France.  After cognac has aged at least four years, you can call it Very Superior Old Pale (VSOP).  Marston’s has stolen this … Continue reading

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Red Stripe Jamaican Style Lager

4.7% alc./vol., 473 ml canDiageo Canada Inc. – http://www.redstripebeer.com/Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Jamaican STYLE lager?  It’s like they’re not even trying to trick me into thinking this is actually from Jamaica.  In Jamaica, it’s brewed by Desnoes & Geddes … Continue reading

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