On an unseasonably warm January night, Nick, Corey, Laurent, Scully and Val said YES To Gen’s invite to visit the Oshlag brewery, take a little tour and have a little party inside the brewery! Well, let me tell you – it was awesome, eye-opening and chock full of wonderful beers! Read More
Our fifth, FIFTH, BYEAR IN REVIEW! Wow… how far we’ve come… well not really, I mean we’re only in St Henri, but still! This was the 5th annual review of the monthly Beerstitutions and the 59th volume overall. What a sweet little gang of beer rascals we’ve built here!
Byear in Review awards:
Cal Ripkin: Nick- 9 events streak
Keener: Corey – 10 events
Rookie of the year- Chris Wolf
Mary Kay (best recruiter)- Kristen
Honorary Awards- Phil (Back from the Dead), Gen (MIA)
|Crabbies- Ginger BeerKristen||2.2|
Notes:Too Sweet! -Daniel
|Brett Pas BrettDaniel||2.8|
Notes:-Extremely sessionable (Corey)
-People without proper tastebuds rated this too low because of all the Bretty goodness
|Hemma eta Han- Val||3.9|
Notes: -True story. This beer gave Kristen every emotion at once.
Notes: Fun fact: Orville Redenbacker was the founding member of the Travelling Wilbury’s
|Sure Fermiere HibiscusVal||3.1|
Notes: -Velvety (Corey)
Notes:Nobodys getting scurvy if they drink this beer.
Notes: Crazy refreshing beer!
Notes: Super Jowely!
|3 Balles 2 PriseCorey||3.8|
Notes: Fun fact- A brewer’s dozen is 11 beers…cause you already drank one.
Notes: Exciting name…disappointing beer.
|Nocturna Stout/with Fiasco Bourbon Vanilla Gelato||4.3|
Notes: Adding icecream to beer is delicious…but cheating.
Best In Show (highest avg points):Nocturna Stout/with Fiasco Bourbon Vanilla Gelato
Favourite (highest # votes):Nocturna Stout/with Fiasco Bourbon Vanilla Gelato
Surprise (highest # votes): Gose Buster
Sessionable (highest # votes): Brett pas Brett
Best Label (highest # votes): Hemma eta Han
Blind Test: After so many delicious beers. The gathering was wrapped up before we got around to doing the blind test, but I totally nailed it.
Beer Ye! Beer Ye!
With many happenings abound as the summer comes to a close, we chose the Microbrasserie Dieu du ciel on Laurier in Montréal to host our 58th volume. The theme was simply – taste many offerings and vote on your favourite! Sounds easy enough… but man oh man, does DDC make a plethora of great beers!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!.
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!
Beer ye, Beer ye!
As it’s winter and it’s freezing, I suggested a Stout tasting to warm our souls.
We all met at PeopleLikeUs office aka Dynamo’s old office in the Old Port. The grill cheese machine and espresso machine were brought upstairs and BRST stickers were distributed, making this night unforgettable.
Beer ye, Beer ye!
It’s always hard to find a nice theme.
But one night during insomnia, everything aligned and made perfect sense.
This 21 edition will be articulated around : ANIMALS. Let’s be wild ! Read More
Beer year! Beer year!
A big thanks goes out to everyone who attended the eleven monthly events we call Beerstitution. Here’s the recap of our Byear One anniversary event held on September 9, 2015, our twelfth edition! Read More
Beer ye, beer ye!
Après le succès retentissant du volume 3, le volume 4 était attendu de pied ferme. En raison d’un agenda des fêtes très chargé, nos compères les Beerstitutioneers™ ont réussi à obtenir une dérogation spéciale pour déplacer le traditionnel premier mercredi du mois et se sont retrouvés le 14 janvier 2015 dans le vieux Montréal.
En ce mois de janvier glacial, le thème choisi par Boris était les Porter & Stout.
Quoi de mieux pour se réchauffer l’âme et le corps.
Nous étions 10 Beerstitutioneers™ pour ce volume et malgré un questionnement sur la diversité des saveurs que nous allions déguster, toutes les bières avaient leur caractère bien à elle. Read More