Tag Archives: Belgian Yeast

May 13

Hopfenstark’s Saison Station – Three Takes on the Same Style

Hopfenstark is a brew pub located in L’assomption, Quebec. It’s about 30 kilometers outside of Montreal. They bottle and distribute an impressive line up of beers, but their availability is not as widespread as most of the other Quebec based craft beers. For those imbedded in the Quebec beer scene, Hopfenstark is certainly a household […]

April 20

Brasseurs du Monde’s Quadrupel: ABT 12 – A Drink for Privileged Guests

I love quads. I can’t say why for certain, but there’s just something compelling about that big, dark, sweet and smooth taste that never tires for me. And just as I have trouble explaining why I love it, I find the beer world equally silent on just what the quad style is. Quads are sometimes […]

March 03

Beau’s All Natural Belgian Pale Ale Meets My Makeshift Lasagna

So once again I found myself home alone with my son – now about 9 1/2 months old.  He had just gone down for a nap,  and instead of being a normal person and taking some time to relax, I decided to use what’s lying around in the fridge and cupboard to roll out some […]

January 14

Zesty Risotto Meets Quebec’s Collaborative Saison from Ca Va Brasser!

I’m well aware that my last beer and food article involved risotto, but I just like making it so much that I’m going to have to bore you again with another one. In my defense, the previous review was mostly written several months ago and I just posted last week, because I’m just that slow. […]

August 29

Clever Beef Tenderloin and the Rich Velvet Pistoles

As I mentioned in my previous post, we have been on a bit of a mission to use all the food we have around the house to make our meals.  It’s a rather fun challenge for me as I enjoy cooking immensely. In my opinion, the most creatively satisfying meal you can make is one […]