Monthly Archives: November 2011

Red Baron Premium Blonde Lager

4.8% alc./vol., 473 ml canBrick Brewing Company – http://www.brickbeer.com/Waterloo, 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 – http://www.belhaven.co.uk/Dunbar, 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. – http://www.bavaria86.com/Lieshout, 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 – http://www.molsoncoorscanada.com/Toronto, 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. – http://www.caribbeer.com/Champs 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. – http://www.fullers.co.uk/London, 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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