Saisons are made to refresh. They’re a brew that was traditionally made with whatever to be drank by whoever. As unpretentious and amiable as you’d find in a lager, but a saison carries a certain joie de vivre: a literal zest for life. It’s just what a Montrealer needs in April to wish the snow away into memory, or better yet – to forget it. Read More
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
As we know, the arrival of summer in Montreal means the city is gearing up for it’s “other” season. With warmer days arriving, it’s time to crack out some sunny beers. Gose got me thinking of the theme, but there are IPAs, Session ales, fruity beers, lagers, and everything light, fun, and ready for long sunny days. Read More
Beer Ye! Beer Ye!
With Spring in mind, if not in the air, I wanted to launch us into the warm weather and floral bounty that is this wondrous season with mouthfuls of floral goodness. The theme I chose, FLORAL, was in fact not that easy to find beers for even though “floral” is one of the most often quoted aspects of hop flavours and aromas. At any rate, My goal here was to isolate said floral-ness and see if we enjoyed it in the absence of the citrus, bitter bombs we also get from the normal hop suspects…Read More
An ancient practice shrouded in mystery and practice by the best mages out there, lead to this month’s theme : ALCHEMY.
After months, maybe years of talking about this edition, we finally did it! Instead of trying to turn beer into gold as pure mages would do, we decided to mix beers with … well other drinks, to check if we could improve our beer tasting experience or if beer was better on it’s own.
Welcome to this edition, and please try this at home. Read More
It’s the start of 2019 – and it’s a “New Year in Beer”™. I thought of this theme to push myself outside my comfort zone and try beers that I’d always skipped over at the beer store. The dark thick stouts, high alcohol beers, weird sours, and crazy hoppy hops. I wanted to taste it all – good, bad, weird, wonderful.