Author Archives: JRW

“Old Speckled Hen” Ale

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml canMorland Brewing – http://www.oldspeckledhen.co.uk/Bury St. Edmunds, England Happy Christmas!  You know, as I visit some 350 web sites for the beers I drink, I’m getting a bit tired of entering my birthday.  I’m over 21 (U.S.), … Continue reading

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Dos Equis Lager

4.5% alc./vol., 355 ml bottleCerveceria Cuauhétmoc Moctezuma – http://www.cuamoc.com/Monterrey, Mexico So it’s Christmas Eve, why am I drinking a Mexican beer?  Because after all the wrapping and decorating and not yelling at idiots, I need to relax.  Oh, maybe you’re … Continue reading

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Les Brasseurs du Temps

170, rue Montcalm, Gatineau, Québec, CanadaTime to first beer:  N/A It’s typical that most of us get off work early on the last work day before Christmas.  I used the time wisely, making the trip across the river to visit … Continue reading

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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleWells and Young’s Brewing Company – http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk/Bedford, England Today we focus on the heritage of Charles Young, the other half of the 2006 merger that formed England’s largest “family owned” brewery.  This one is much more … Continue reading

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Wells IPA

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canWells and Young’s Brewing Company – http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk/Bedford, England It’s from the heart of England, but it’s heading straight to the liver of James.  Wells seems to have hit the mark on this one, albeit a rather … Continue reading

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Smoked Oatmeal Stout

5% alc./vol., 650 ml bottleTrafalgar Ales and Meads – http://www.alesandmeads.com/Oakville, Ontario, Canada It’s almost Christmas, and once again I’m considering converting to Orthodox Christianity so that I can celebrate that damn holiday on January 7th.  Why the difference?  The year … Continue reading

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Corona Lager

4.6% alc./vol., 710 ml bottleCerveceria Modelo Sa De Cv – http://www.corona.com/Mexico City, Mexico I have often said that a good beer doesn’t need fixing.  When a renowned chef brings you his finest dish, don’t ask for him to pass the … Continue reading

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Kichesippi Logger Penn Porter

5% alc./vol., 1.8 L bottleKichesippi Beer Co. – http://www.kbeer.ca/Ottawa, Ontario, Canada “Kichesippi” means “The Great River”, and it was an old name for the Ottawa River.  The city Ottawa (“adawe” means “to trade”) was given that name when incorporated in … Continue reading

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Fuller’s Golden Pride Strong Ale

8.5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleFuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. – http://www.fullers.co.uk/London, England Here’s a pretty powerful Pride, like drinking two London Pride in one glass.  If you’re in a hurry, maybe that’s what you need.  Ah, but a stronger beer … Continue reading

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The Standard Luxury Tavern

360 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  5:21 Another oxymoron or two…a tavern is not supposed to be luxurious, neither is a standard supposed to be above standard.  It seems like a nice little restaurant to look at … Continue reading

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