Category Archives: Pale Ale

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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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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AMB American Pale Ale

5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleAu Maître Brasseur (AMB) Inc. – http://www.maitrebrasseur.ca/Laval, Québec, Canada The beers from AMB just keep getting less interesting.  Man, I  was really spoiled by hopped up dark ales lately.  When you drink daily, you get spoiled … Continue reading

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Sierra 30th Anniversary Ale “Grand Cru”

9.2% alc./vol., 1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (500 ml in the rest of the world)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – http://www.sierranevada.com/Chico, California, USA I brought this one back home from San Francisco.  At almost $14, this is probably the most … Continue reading

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Pugnacious Pale Ale

4.5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleGrand River Brewing – http://www.grandriverbrewing.com/Cambridge, 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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LB Pale Ale

5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleLake of Bays Brewing Company – http://www.lakeofbaysbrewing.com/Baysville, 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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Goliath Ale

4.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleMarston’s PLC – http://www.wychwood.co.uk/Witney, England The beer to slay a mighty thirst!  The Goliath of the bible was a champion warrior of the Philistines, whose height was six cubits and a span.  A cubit is measured … Continue reading

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Marston’s Pedigree V.S.O.P. Ale

6.7% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleMarston’s PLC – http://www.marstonsbeercompany.co.uk/Burton Upon Trent, England Cognac is distilled and aged wine from France.  After cognac has aged at least four years, you can call it Very Superior Old Pale (VSOP).  Marston’s has stolen this … Continue reading

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Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale

5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleBrasseurs illimités – http://www.brasseursillimites.com/St-Eustache, Québec The next three days I have an interesting experiment:  the brewer has sold a six-pack of all India pale ale (IPA) beers, but brewed with three different recipes.  Where to begin?  … Continue reading

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