Category Archives: Canada

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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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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Broadhead Underdog Pale Ale

5.2% alc./vol., 1.89 L bottleBroadhead Brewing Company Ltd. – http://www.broadheadbeer.com/Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Some order mere pints of beer, but some of us drink half gallons.  It’s half of a U.S. gallon, called a growler.  I’ve only seen these bottles sold … Continue reading

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Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout

8% alc./vol., 750 ml bottleMuskoka Brewery – http://www.muskokabrewery.com/Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada Oh darn, autumn must be over because my beer tells me so.  I grew a beard once just to see what would happen.  It came in kind of curly and … Continue reading

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India Ink Black Pale Ale

5% alc./vol., 650 ml bottleTrafalgar Ales and Meads – http://www.alesandmeads.com/Oakville, Ontario, Canada Here’s another oxymoron, to be filed in my memory banks next to the dark white.  How can a beer be black and pale at the same time?  I … Continue reading

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Gateway Pale Ale

4.7% alc./vol., 1 L plastic bottleGateway Brewing CompanyTrenton, Ontario, Canada I like getting more beer in a one litre bottle.  Plastic?  It’s sort of good for the environment, but not.  It actually generates fewer emissions to manufacture glass versus plastic.  … Continue reading

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Gateway Blonde Ale

4.7% alc./vol., 1 L plastic bottleGateway Brewing CompanyTrenton, Ontario, Canada Hooray for local beer!  Until now, I had no reason to visit Trenton, the “gateway to the Trent-Severn Waterway” that produces Gateway beer.  This is not to be confused with … Continue reading

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Rosée d’hibiscus Wheat Beer

5.9% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleDieu du Ciel Inc. – http://www.dieuduciel.com/St-Jérôme, Québec, Canada I’m trying and failing to come up with a good name for this colour.  Dark orange is the best I can do, but there’s some pink in there … Continue reading

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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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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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