Tag Archives: Bourbon Barrel Aged

December 11

Avant-Garde Returns with Their Second Bottle Release This Year

An article by Noah Forrest A few weeks back, Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs hosted their second ever barrel-aged bottle release at their home inside the Oshlag brewery in Montréal. This contract brewery, with Renaud Gouin and Shawn Duriez at the helm, has had a pretty exceptional year. Last April these guys dished out some tasty barrel-aged […]

January 18

Three years of Amsterdam’s Double Tempest – Verticals & Variants: Episode 4

An article by Noah Forrest When keeping a beer cellar, you generally want to fill it with bottles that can stand the test of time. However, that’s only if you can muster the self restraint needed to avoid drinking the beers you actually intend to age. It’s the ongoing internal struggle of the cellaring beer-geek. […]

May 24

Verticals & Variants: Episode #1 – Dieu du Ciel!’s Solstice D’Hiver

An Article by Noah Forrest For many beer geeks, part of the fun of buying beer is to collect bottles that are “ageable” and holding onto them for extended periods of time. Not only do we do this to see how they change and evolve over the years, but also so that we can compare […]

March 01

Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) – Enjoying a Few Beers From the Top Tier in Ontario’s Craft Beer Scene

An article by Noah Forrest Just like in Quebec and most other provinces, Ontario’s beer scene is expanding more and more every month. New breweries and brew pubs are constantly being opened, some doing amazing things, and others, well, not so much. However, amongst all these new and older establishments, exists a brewery that has […]

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 […]

June 06

Brasserie Dunham’s 4th B-day Bottle Release party: Part 2 – That Time I powered through 10 brand new beers

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article outlining some of the new beers being released at this years 4th anniversary party from Brasserie Dunham. If you missed it, you can read it here. Go ahead, you can read it now, I’m not going anywhere… You done? Good. So as you now know, I was […]

December 10

Scotch Ale Impériale – Marché du Village is up to Something Interesting

Something interesting is going on in the Eastern Townships of Montreal, and it’s beer related.  This area is already home to some great breweries like Brasserie Dunham, Boquébière, and Farnham Ale & Lager, but if you are driving on the 10 east and get off of exit 55, you’ll find something else that’s pretty special. […]

April 02

Dieu du Ciel Réserve! – Seven Days, Barrel Aged

I’ve written several articles about Dieu du Ciel! at this point, but none quite as epic as this. I’ve managed, over the course of about a year, to get my hands on all seven barrel aged (355ml) bottles that Dieu du Ciel has released to date (as far as I know), and I’m pretty excited […]

January 13

Sam Adams Utopias 2013: An Examination Into the Original Big Beer

Utopias by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Co) is a widely discussed beer, and with good cause, as you’ll soon see. There may be some controversy surrounding the beer’s rather steep retail price, but the world’s general consensus seems to be: Utopias is basically liquid sex. At 28%, it contains no carbonation, it’s meant to be […]

September 17

Beerism Does “Festival l’Oktoberfest des Québécois” 2013 – From What We Can Remember Anyways…

A couple of weekends ago was the “Festival l’Oktoberfest des Québécois,” a beer festival located in Repentigny, which is not too far from the greater Montreal Area.  After a full day of drinking big, bold, complex, and high alcoholic beers,  I thought it would be hilarious to take the below photo with my fellow Beerism buddy, T.J. The […]

July 24

Smuttynose Carbonara: A big Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Imperial Stout Meets My Spaghetti.

It’s been a bit of time since my last “Beer & Food” article. It’s certainly not easy spending loads of time in the kitchen while taking care of my 15 month old son. However, the funny thing is that I tend to do these articles when I’m home alone with him, which would certainly be […]