Tonight’s Beerstitution was spearheaded by Val, the only person organized enough to prompt us to schedule something. Considering that Val is surely in line for 2018’s Cal Ripkin Jr. award, one might wonder whether this eagerness was somewhat self-serving. But who cares! Beer was had.
When you think of beer, what else goes with it? Good friends, your favourite bar, and… a yummy snack to eat with it. If that snack happens to jive with your beer, all the better.
For tonight’s “pairings” Beerstitution, we went high, low, and everywhere in between. It turns out beer is delicious with cheese, fruit, nuts, seafood, and fried crispy things – who knew? Good thing we experimented scientifically to let the world know that food + beer = 💖. Read More
What’s better for Beerstitutionners than enjoying their favourite beer together? Going to the brewery to enjoy it even more!
Thanks to Geneva, we got the opportunity to host our 44th edition at Beau’s ! For those of you who don’t know Beau’s it’s an amazing micro brewery just 1h from Montreal, totally worth the trip. Just get a designated driver (Thank you Clare and Geneva) and hopped on. Destination : an amazing all natural brewing company, employee owned, certified organic and totally independent, what more can I say to convince you to go !? Read More
Beer ye, beer ye! The name of this edition says it all. The goal : Bring a beer you love the design of, could be the bottle, the label or even the packaging. Something that makes you happy just by looking at it. Even better if it tastes great ! Read More
This months instalment brought us to Mabrasserie, a beer cooperative in Rosemont. They produce a couple of their own beers and share their space with a couple of other microbreweries as well. Our evening took place in their tasting room, where they had a nice selection of about 30 beers for us to sample and a simple but delicious menu. On your way out the door don’t forget to hit up their boutique to take home some of the delicious beers that are made right on site!.
“Table beer”, or that time no one wanted to host, I had by some miracle accrued a boxful of Auval’s Bière de table, and Kristen and I redefined tafelbier as: “A beer you would have as a normal weekday dinner beer, or what you drink while doing woodworking. Both are equally valid.” It really worked out beautifully, despite a few odd choices.
Beerstitution started a little differently this time, we joined Gen at Tribute to taste some Oshlag product ! Delicious vodka and gin, which led us to a great night at Cheval Blanc and put us in good spirit to rate the beers. Read More