An article by Noah Forrest Within a couple of years, Brasserie du Bas-Canada has gone from being one of the many (and I mean many) new breweries on the block, to producing some of the […]
Gatineau’s Brasserie du Bas-Canada is changing the Quebec IPA scene.
An article by Noah Forrest Back in January of this year I barely knew who Brasserie du Bas-Canada was. Their unlabeled bottles with simple tags hanging from the neck were starting to show up on […]
Boreale Continues to Step Up Their Hop Game
An article by Noah Forrest There is just so much to say about Boreale these days. Les Brasseurs du Nord, Boreale’s parent company, has been making quality beer for decades. The Boreale brand is a […]
Vox Populi’s Marché de Noël! The Next Step in Connecting with Customers
An article by Noah Forrest In June 2016, Microbrasserie Vox Populi hit the Quebec beer scene with their flagship Double Fruit Punch IPA. Shortly after came Anna, a hopped up Belgian Tripel, and then their […]
Brasserie Bois Blanc – Making Hudson Hoppier
An article by Noah Forrest When entering Brasserie Bois Blanc, it feels warm, inviting, and best of all, like home. The town Of Hudson (45 minutes west of Montreal) carries that typical quaint little town […]
Les Trois Mouquetaire’s IPA just won Mondial 2016 (At least in my Drunken Opinion)
An article by Noah Forrest Once again Mondial de la Bière has come and gone. And guess what, I was actually there. That’s right, I left the house and drank beer with people other than […]
Vox Populi’s Double Fruit Punch IPA – Yes, It’s Here!
An article by Noah Forrest I’ve been writing this blog for over four years now, and in that time I’ve seen a lot of progression within this industry. It could be breweries expanding to churn […]
Great Lakes Brewery, Again! Octopus Wants to Fight Robohop
An article by Noah Forrest Every few months — and sometimes not even that long — Mike Lackey and the team at Great Lakes Brewery drops another brilliantly canned IPA on the Ontario beer scene. […]
Les Trois Mousquetaires’ Double IPA 2015 and Bavaroise! A Hopped Up Interview with Brewmaster Alex
Every August, beer geeks from around Montreal head to the south shore and line up for something that they have been waiting for all year: Les Trois Mousquetaire‘s Double IPA bottle release. For the third […]
Examining Le Castor’s “Farmhouse Houblon” – What Brewer Dan has to say about their funky endeavor(s)
Microbrasserie Le Castor‘s “Farmhouse Houblon” is a hybrid beer of sorts. It’s a Belgian saison, whose primary fermentation is with saison yeast, but it’s then re-fermented with brettanomyces, and dry hopped like an IPA. I […]
Heady Topper VS Les Trois Mousquetaires’ Double IPA – A Comparison of Hop Brilliance
You might be asking why I’m covering Heady Topper – one of the most renowned beers in the world – alongside something brand new, unrecognized, and barely tasted by anyone. Well, since Les Trois Mousquetaires’ […]
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. […]
Dieu du Ciel’s Herbe a Detourne – A Comparison; How Do Citra Hops Taste After a Year?
So I’m getting more and more excited these days about how beer changes and develops over time in the bottle. Because I’m relatively new to the world of being a beer geek, it’s only now […]
Dogfish Head Makes Some Big & Badass IPA’s – And we Can’t get Enough!
I’ve heard several people say “Dogfish Head is overrated,” and honestly, I’m not exactly sure what people mean when they make that statement, or if they themselves even know what they mean. I guess I’ve […]
From Empty to Discovery – T.J.’s look at the Evolution of a Beer Drinker & the American Red Ale
I came to a realization the other day as I gathered my empties to bring back to the shop, and the craft beer nerd will sympathise with me here. I noticed that I wouldn’t get […]
Another 6 days of IPA’s – A Hop Bomb Comparison: Part II
A few months ago, I posted an article that examined some solid I.P.A’s from North America. It was certainly my most successful article to date, so I thought, why not do it again! In that […]
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 […]
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 […]