Tag Archives: Barrel Aged Beer

March 13

Brasserie Harricana Nailed 2017 – An Interview with Head-Brewer Francis Richer

An Article by Noah Forrest Brasserie Harricana is becoming more and more known for their deliciously tart barrel-aged blends. They just released the forth and fifth bottle from their 7205 series and more are coming very soon. I got my hands on the full line-up, including a sneak peek at number six, which I’ll get […]

February 14

Brasserie Dunham Hosts Winter Bottle Release and Foudres Unis Ticket Sale on Same Day!

An article by Noah Forrest A couple of months ago, Brasserie Dunham announced that they will be hosting a spectacular beer event near the end of the summer. It’s called Foudres Unis. This event is a celebration for exceptional brewers and passionate beer lovers alike. The line-up of breweries is pretty earth shattering, including names […]

January 30

Small Pony Barrel Works – Ottawa’s Beer Scene Just got More Exciting

An article by Noah Forrest Small Pony Barrel Works opened its doors to the public at the tail end of 2017. Located in Kanata (just west of Ottawa), this new and innovative brewery focuses solely on Barrel-aged products – and in particular, sours. Barrel-aging is nothing new, the modern craft-beer scene is loaded with various […]

April 13

Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs Celebrates One year Anniversary With Bottle Release Party 

Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs will be celebrating their first anniversary this coming weekend. To commemorate the occasion, they are throwing a bottle release party at the Oshlag Brasserie & Distillerie, where all theirs beers are made.  Premier anniversaire d’Avant-Garde Saturday, April 15th 2017 13:00-15:00 Further details right here. Avant-Garde is the brain child of Renaud Gouin […]

September 27

Dieu Du Ciel!’s Péché Mortel, Six Ways – Verticals & Variants: Episode 3 

An article by Noah Forrest Summer has officially come to a close. This makes me sad. To be honest though, I’ve never actually been a big fan of the heat, but as I’ve grown older and crustier each year, I’ve begun to despise winter more and more – perhaps loving summer by default. I’d like […]

June 07

Chronique de Mars: Basically a Beer-Geek’s Wet Dream

An article by Noah Forrest Although I have written countless articles about Quebec craft beer, there are still so many breweries that I haven’t been able to talk about. One of the reasons is that many brew pubs don’t bottle their beers. I have a young family, I’m pretty much a home-body, and so I […]

May 16

Brasserie Dunham Turns 5! An Interview with Partner Simon Gaudreault, and a Look at Six New Beers

An article by Noah Forrest Not only is it time to rejoice simply because the month of May is upon us – which means the summer heat is imminent – but also because Brasserie Dunham‘s 5th anniversary spring bottle release party is landing this Saturday! Brasserie Dunham is already 5 years old! Happy birthday!  For […]

March 23

Le Castor’s Sanctuaire Variants – An Ode to Wine Barrel Aged Beer

An article by Noah Forrest Aging beer in wine barrels is nothing new; Belgian lambic producers have been doing it for ages. However, with the rising cost of bourbon barrels and the surge in tart and funky beers, there are a lot more examples hitting the shelves these days. Moreover, the beer scene is exploding, encouraging […]

February 22

Séries Impériale Does it Again – A Fantastic Barrel Aged Barleywine from Marché du Village

An Article by Noah Forrest The folks at Marché du Village are at it again! This independent, super store of sorts – located right off the highway when driving through the Eastern Townships – just released their second installment in a series of big barrel aged beers called Séries Impérial. Last year they created “Scotch […]

January 26

A Bottle Guide to Dieu du Ciel!’s 2016 Anniversary Party – Beerism has the Scoop!

An article by Noah Forrest When any good brewery announces a bottle release party, the beer geek community gets excited. However, when Dieu du Ciel! announces one, the communal level of arousal seems to increase exponentially. Not only is there chatter amongst the Quebec beer folk, but enthusiasts from all over start scrambling to find […]

January 12

Microbrasserie Le Castor: Grande Réserve, Then and Now – An Interview with Brewer Daniel Addey Jibb

An Article by Noah Forrest Montreal winter is here, and it’s a cruel bastard. It hasn’t been around long, so I’ve yet to become a whiny, irritable mess. But don’t worry, I’ll get there. Negative 30 degree temperatures and a few giant snow storms can quickly turn anyone into a weather loathing lunatic. That being […]

December 01

Beerism Does LTM’s 1978 “Single Barrel” Baltic Porter – A Bourbon Barrel Older than Me!

Have you ever received something that was so special that you didn’t know what to do with it? This can apply to a lot of things in life. Maybe someone brought you some rare saffron and now you have to decide what kind of dish to make with it, or perhaps you inherited a necklace […]

August 04

Ceci n’est pas une Gueuze! An Interview with LTM’s Brewmaster Alex about his new Gueuze and his Barrel Program

Something wild has been stirring in the dark recesses of Les Trois Mousquetaires brewery. It’s dank, musty, & sour, and it’s been living inside three sets of oak barrels for about 2 to 4 years. They have been keeping this a secret for quite sometime now in anticipation of next week’s release. That’s right, you […]

April 25

Beerism’s pre-guide to Brasserie Dunham’s 4th b-day bottle release party!

Once again, the gods are smiling upon Quebec. That’s right, Brasserie Dunham is having another Anniversary Bottle release party on May 16th 2015; check out the details here and here. It’s hard to believe that this brewery is only four years old. Their ability to pump out a diverse range of inventive and innovative beers, […]

February 05

Mikkeller Black VS Montreal Winter – A Battle of Extremes

Winter is here, and in Montreal, it crushes you. Just when you think you have a handle on things, you get thrown a blizzard, or an ice storm, or negative 30 degree Celsius temperatures – maybe even a combination of all three. You severely lack vitamin D because the sun hates your stupid face and […]

July 03

Beerism Wines! An Investigation Into Chardonnay Barrel Aged Beer

Beer and wine are two very different products, with different ingredients, different histories, and different consumers. However, as the beer world expands and starts incorporating new flavours and ingredients from other sources, these two distinct products can (at times) get a little closer.  For some time now, traditional Lambic sours have been aged in old […]