Tag Archives: Hops

June 20

Brasserie du Bas-Canada Continues their Hop Dominance

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 most sought after beers in the province. Their level of hype at this point is massive; certain bottles are even […]

September 20

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 social media, but I wasn’t quite paying attention yet. As far as I knew, they were just another one of […]

June 19

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 Quebec staple. For me, their beers were always reliable, very well priced, and usually the best option in a sea […]

December 15

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 Kettle Sour. The folks behind this gypsy brewery are constantly trying to improve their products; their philosophy is that they […]

September 20

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 vibe (alongside some extra shrubbery). I tend to love these small towns, with their extra attention to classic architecture, fun […]

June 23

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 my partner and two young children. Although brief, it was still nice to get out. Sadly, though, I don’t remember […]

June 09

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 out more volume, brewers starting to create new and more innovative styles, or even fun collaborations. I really feel everything […]

April 26

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. In the past these Toronto releases were brewery-only, with limited availability. That’s still the case with some of their beers, […]

August 26

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 year now, LTM has sold this DIPA exclusively at the brewery on one day only, selling out within a couple […]

August 18

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 guess you can simply call it a hopped up wild Saison. On the label they explain that this beer was […]

September 05

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’ Double IPA was released a few weeks ago  (in very limited quantities), Quebec beer geeks have been losing their minds […]

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 […]

June 30

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 that I can really start doing proper age comparisons. One, because I have a cellar, and two because I’ve learned […]

June 08

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 always been kind of annoyed with that expression as a whole, because in my experience, the accuracy of the statement […]

May 12

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 a refund for most of the beer bottles that had collected themselves on the kitchen floor. As my curiosity for […]

April 11

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 article, entitled Six Days of I.P.A’s – A North American Hop Bomb Comparison, most of the beers were Canadian, although […]

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 […]

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, […]