Tag Archives: Fruity

August 01

5 Days of IPA’s: Homeland Edition – IPA Day in Quebec!

It’s IPA day!!!!  I couldn’t think of a better way to promote the festivities, than to write yet another IPA article! I’m thinking you all might be starting to tire of my endless IPA centric articles. Well, I guess my only defense is the fact that they are best tasted fresh, and therefore end up on […]

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 […]

February 02

Six Days of I.P.A’s – A North American Hop Bomb Comparison

The infamous India Pale Ale has been a staple for many craft breweries since the modern beer revival over the last few decades. Although originating in England, North America has taken this style leaps and bounds, and changed the way the world views hops and bitterness. The idea behind this article was to look at […]

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. […]

December 23

Brewed Pancetta #2 – Balancing Smokey Risotto, Propeller’s Double IPA… and a Baby!

So I started writing this entry a while ago.  I’m not sure why I dropped it, but for some reason it remained half finished for over four months. I began writing it just before we starting our moving preparations, so that could be why I didn’t have a chance to get back to it. Well, […]

December 06

The Season for Sour – Boquebiere’s Wild Yeast Saison Punches the Palate

Boquebiere, a microbrewery located in Sherbrooke Quebec, is relatively new to the Quebec scene, but has quickly become one of my favorite craft  beer producers in the province. They have quite an extensive list of offerings, ranging from a bunch of IPA’s, to smoked porters, an imperial stout, and a pretty solid line up of […]

October 25

Alley Kat – A Fire Breathing Double IPA from Edmonton, Who Would Have Thought!

So my friend Ryan and I – who moved to Calgary several years back – decided to begin trading beer through the mail.  As you might be aware (or not), it can be quite difficult getting beer from outside of Quebec; when you are in Quebec that is.  Really, our only choices here are either […]

October 18

Boson de Higgs – Hopfenstark’s Hybrid Hits Your Palate in all the Right Places

So until recently, Hopfenstark was kind of a mysterious brewery to me, only having tried their products at Beer festivals, and never seeing their bottles for sale. During the last festival I attended, I made sure to try as much as I could, given that I’ve heard so many good reviews for fellow beer folk.  Saison’s are […]