Monthly Archives: October 2011

Little Creatures Bright Ale

4.5% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleLittle Creatures Brewing Pty. Ltd. –, Australia If you’re wondering where I’m getting these Australian brands from, I get them from a friend who just returned from a trip to the other side of the … Continue reading

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Broo Premium Lager

4.6% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleBroo Pty Ltd. –, Australia I’ve been to Sorrento, Italy.  It’s unusual not only that there’s also a Sorrento in Australia, but actually there are two of them, roughly located on the bottom two corners … Continue reading

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Worcester Sorcerer Ale

4.3% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleSadler’s Ales –, England Worcester is about 35 km south of Stourbridge, but of course I had to look up online both towns and that distance to be able to say that.  Speaking of being … Continue reading

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Patty Boland’s

101 Clarence St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  26:24 I have fond memories of past experiences at Patty Boland’s, back when the food and service was a cut above other pubs.  Well, the other pubs have stepped up and … Continue reading

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Flying Monkeys Amber Ale

5% alc./vol., 355 ml bottleFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery –, Ontario, Canada Steve saw this one and asked me where the name comes from.  Brewery founder Peter Chiodo once had a sign hanging on his back porch that read “Don’t … Continue reading

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Pugnacious Pale Ale

4.5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleGrand River Brewing –, Ontario, Canada I’ve popped open another one from Grand River Brewing, and just like before, the label looks homemade.  “Pugnacious” means always ready to pick a fight, coming from the Latin … Continue reading

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Wells Banana Bread Beer

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleWells and Young’s Brewing Company –, England Just when you think you’ve had a beer with every adjunct imaginable, along comes something to prove you wrong.  Seriously, this beer contains bananas.  It smells a bit … Continue reading

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LB Pale Ale

5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleLake of Bays Brewing Company –, Ontario, Canada Here’s a beer with a label that promises “pure northern taste”.  It’s northern only if you live in Toronto, and only if you think of something that’s … Continue reading

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Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer

4.3% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleCarlow Brewing Company –, Ireland Here it is, my first bottled beer from Ireland this year.  I know, I’m surprised too.  It seems that all the Irish beer I’ve had so far has been either … Continue reading

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Heineken at the Bean Town Ranch

Remember that bachelor party last week?  Well, here I am at the wedding.  This ranch to the east of Ottawa offers a very picturesque setting for a wedding.  This being autumn, it was getting a bit on the chilly side … Continue reading

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