Monthly Archives: September 2011

Connor’s Gaelic Pub

313 Bank St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  4:18 It doesn’t look like much of a pub from the outside, and my expectations were not high.  My mistake!  I seem to have become accustomed to the Irish pubs that … Continue reading

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Simple Malt Cascade India Pale Ale

6,4% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleBrasseurs illimités – http://www.brasseursillimites.com/St-Eustache, Québec Here we go!  Day Three of the bitter IPAs, and here’s the most bitter of them all with a whopping 66 International Bittering Units.  This one is based on Cascade hops, … Continue reading

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Simple Malt IPA India Pale Ale

6,4% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleBrasseurs illimités – http://www.brasseursillimites.com/St-Eustache, Québec Day two of my limited supply from Brasseurs illimités.  Yesterday’s beer had an IBU of 42…made for little girls, I say!  Sure, this number stomps on a good Canadian pilsner with … Continue reading

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Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale

5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleBrasseurs illimités – http://www.brasseursillimites.com/St-Eustache, Québec The next three days I have an interesting experiment:  the brewer has sold a six-pack of all India pale ale (IPA) beers, but brewed with three different recipes.  Where to begin?  … Continue reading

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St. Peter’s English Ale

4.5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleSt. Peter’s Brewery Co. Ltd. – http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/Bungay, England I don’t think I’ll ever get to meet the real Saint Peter, not with all the jokes I’m making in my head about their hometown of “Bungay” right … Continue reading

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Beau’s Festivale Altbier

4.7% alc./vol., 600 ml bottleBeau’s All Natural Brewing Company – http://www.beaus.ca/Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada Another seasonal winner from Beau’s.  It was possibly the last Sunday with weather suitable for sitting out back sipping a beer, and so I did exactly … Continue reading

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Duvel Strong Ale

8.5% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat – http://www.duvel.be/Puurs, Belgium I’m drinking this, but not necessarily loving it.  Duvel was one of the first strong imports I’d ever tried, and I didn’t like it then either.  Oh, it was a … Continue reading

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