Tag Archives: IPA

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 […]

November 14

Merit Brewing – Modern Beer with Traditional Inspiration

An article by Noah Forrest The Toronto brewing scene is blowing up more and more every year. Bellwoods is quickly becoming one of the best in the country, while countless other Toronto-based breweries produce some exceptional beers. Even when you venture outside the greater Toronto area, there are still some fantastic breweries. Half Hours on […]

March 14

Les Trois Mousquetaires Launches New Double IPA Bavaroise

An Article by Noah Forrest Québec has historically been a bit behind the times when it comes to hop forward beers. I first started getting into craft beer about six years ago, and at the time there wasn’t much that fell into the American IPA spectrum within Québec. A few examples existed, but nothing in […]

December 29

Beerism’s Top 12 Quebec Beers from 2016 – A Terrible Year, but Certainly not for Beer. 

An article by Noah Forrest So, 2016 was pretty much a giant pile of shit. Luckily though, the Quebec beer scene wasn’t a part of all this shittiness, and has instead continued to thrive and improve, exploding with new and amazing beers almost every week. Now, not all the beers were fantastic, that’s for sure, […]

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 02

Brasserie Auval: The Best New Quebec Brewery Keeps Getting Better

An article by Noah Forrest Last year, Brasserie Auval hit the Quebec beer scene in almost covert fashion, launching three amazing but very limited beers. Once people got their hands on them, hype ensued. Now every time Auval puts bottles out, Montreal beer geeks scurry around town trying to find them, like a group of […]

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 […]

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, […]

April 20

Tooth & Nail Brewing Company – Rediscovering the Basics with One of the Best Breweries in Ottawa

An article by Noah Forrest Ottawa’s beer scene is growing quickly. New breweries and brewpubs are popping up all the time; some more notable than others, but most moving in the right direction. It’s also a great city for beer-buying. You have the LCBO releases; you can buy growlers, bottles and cans directly from many […]

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 17

Beerism does Brasserie Auval – An Interview with Brewmaster Ben Couillard

Every year, more and more breweries are popping up all over the world, and Quebec is no different. Usually, when a new brewery decides to open its doors and starts bottling (or canning), the line up is somewhat limited – generally offering about 2 to 4 varieties of styles. These styles tend to be pretty […]

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 […]

March 12

Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) – AKA Magical Ontarian Hop Wizards

American IPA is a beer style that is increasingly popular and widely discussed (although arguably less so in recent years with the rise of other styles). For the most part, the term is used to describe “West Coast” styled IPA. The difference between West Coast and East Coast IPA is something that’s often debated, but […]

October 22

Beerism Does Homebrew and Gets “Beer Addict-Ed!”

I need to start by saying that I’ve never brewed beer. I’ve read a few books on home brewing with the goal of making beer in mind, however, it’s yet to happen. This is largely due to time constraints mixed with a bit of laziness. I can write blog posts on the bus and metro, […]

February 18

Bellwoods Brewery Part 1- C’mon, Get Hoppy

With my frequent visits to the LCBO over the last few years, I’ve become more and more familiar with Ontario’s craft beer scene. Unlike Quebec, in Ontario alcohol can only really be sold in two establishments: the “LCBO” (Liquor Control Board of Ontario)” or “The Beer Store” (a chain of retail stores owned by multinational […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]