Monthly Archives: November 2011

Red Baron Premium Blonde Lager

4.8% alc./vol., 473 ml canBrick Brewing Company –, Ontario, Canada Anyone remember who Captain Arthur Roy Brown was?  He was the Canadian pilot credited with shooting down the Red Baron.  (He grew up within sight of my Ottawa home, … Continue reading

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Belhaven Best Ale

4.8% alc./vol., 440 ml canBelhaven Brewery –, Scotland There’s those “falling bubbles” that tell you the can has a widget.  The reason the bubbles appear to fall is that they are being pushed out of the way by even … Continue reading

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Bavaria 8.6 Original Strong Blond Lager

7.9% alc./vol., 500 ml canBavaria N.V. –, Holland I guess all of their beers say 8.6 in big letters but 7.9 in small letters.  The name Bavaria refers to Germany’s largest state, down in the southwest corner next to … Continue reading

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Keystone Lager

4.9% alc./vol., 473 ml canMolson Coors Canada –, Ontario, Canada Into every life a little rain must fall.  Always smooth?  Always evil!  If anyone out there thinks I like every beer I’ve ever tasted, you’re in for a shock.  … Continue reading

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Carib Lager

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml canCarib Brewery, Ltd. – Fleurs, Trinidad I’m far too busy to go to Trinidad.  Back when I was not busy at all, I had plenty of time to go but no means.  Oh well, I … Continue reading

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Father and Sons

112 Osgoode St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  4:07 Here’s a new one for me.  It’s been up here right next to the University of Ottawa for over 40 years so I guess I always assumed it would be … Continue reading

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Fuller’s Past Masters XX Strong Ale

7.5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleFuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. –, England I’m stealing this from the bottle notes:  “Since 1845, every Fuller’s Head Brewer has kept a hand written book of brews.  The Past Masters series uses this precious … Continue reading

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