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.
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
Beer ye, beer ye! This edition of Beerstitution was an exploration of socially responsible breweries. The clue was to think organic, think cooperative, etc. and wow! did the Beerstitutes ever come through for this one!
I cheated a little with tonight’s theme. My good friend Geoff Gibson is both the coolest guy on earth™ and a really talented artist. What does all this have to do with beer? Well, it turns out Stone City Ales in Kingston asked him to do a label for them, which he totally did.
It turns out that when you transplant a Gaspésienne brewery from Percé to Montreal, it picks up a (big) handful of hipsters and a confusingly modern social bathroom layout, and yet it’s still, to the bone, a wonderfully social and deliciously stocked emporium of beers and people. I was nervous to alter Beerstitution’s tried-and-tested model of BYOB, yet it felt safe to hand the reins to the Pit barkeep to supply us with a planche of beers to sample. Read More