Tag Archives: Imperial stout

November 06

Oshlag Releases Whiskey Fortified Imperial Stout Called “Fort Noir”

An Article by Noah Forrest Barrel-aging beer is nothing new at this point. Whether it’s bourbon and whiskey barrels, or even wine barrels, it seems that at this point most breweries have dabbled in the process. Alcohol-infused oak lends new layers of complexity to the beer that’s being aged. Bourbon will impart lots of vanilla […]

March 06

Péché Day 2017! Time to Celebrate This Amazing Beer with a Brand New 4-Pack

An Article by Noah Forrest If you are unfamiliar with Péché Mortel, I suggest you change that – you’ve been missing out. Let’s bring you up to speed. Péché Mortel is a coffee infused Imperial Stout brewed by Dieu du Ciel! It’s been around for close to two decades, is generally rated as the best […]

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. […]

December 20

Brasserie Harricana Celebrates Their Two Year Anniversary with a Bottle Release

An article by Noah Forrest I’ve been a busy boy these last few weeks. It seems like every couple of days yet another brewery is releasing amazing beers right before the holidays. I’ve been fortunate enough to drink them, and even more fortunate to have been given the opportunity to write about most of them. […]

September 27

Dieu Du Ciel!’s Péché Mortel, Six Ways – Verticals & Variants: Episode 3 

An article by Noah Forrest Summer has officially come to a close. This makes me sad. To be honest though, I’ve never actually been a big fan of the heat, but as I’ve grown older and crustier each year, I’ve begun to despise winter more and more – perhaps loving summer by default. I’d like […]

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 […]

May 16

Brasserie Dunham Turns 5! An Interview with Partner Simon Gaudreault, and a Look at Six New Beers

An article by Noah Forrest Not only is it time to rejoice simply because the month of May is upon us – which means the summer heat is imminent – but also because Brasserie Dunham‘s 5th anniversary spring bottle release party is landing this Saturday! Brasserie Dunham is already 5 years old! Happy birthday!  For […]

December 30

Beerism’s Top 10 Quebec beers of 2015! After I Drank Them You’ll Never Believe What Happend Next!

An article by Noah Forrest People love lists for some reason. We simply can’t resist them. We see links in our news feeds, like “top 10 celebrity couples children’s dogs” and we feverishly click on the URL as if we actually give a shit. I’m just as guilty as anyone, I click away on these […]

February 05

Mikkeller Black VS Montreal Winter – A Battle of Extremes

Winter is here, and in Montreal, it crushes you. Just when you think you have a handle on things, you get thrown a blizzard, or an ice storm, or negative 30 degree Celsius temperatures – maybe even a combination of all three. You severely lack vitamin D because the sun hates your stupid face and […]

November 17

Beerism Blends! An investigation into beer blending with Evil Twin’s Yin & Yang

There are several reasons why beers get blended. For instance, (1) Belgian Lambic producers have been blending beers for centuries in order to create the perfect balance between old and young beer. This helps to keep the various aggressive flavours in check. Similarly, (2) pubs used to blend batches of beer with differing quality in […]

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 […]

June 21

Beau’s Winter Warmers – T.J.’s Take on some big Beers

Beau’s Brewery prides itself on being all natural, and has launched a special series of beers to fund its expansion in to clean energy. Just a 30 minute drive from Montreal, Beau’s has collaborated with le Trou du Diable and is at the forefront of experimentation in the Canadian craft brewery scene. Oh, and they […]