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!
Double IPA is a theme that I’ve wanted to host for a while now. I was waiting for the perfect storm of low-mid attendance and enthusiasm to revisit IPAs and lo and behold, November provided that perfect storm. A perfect imperial storm…
As we kicked off our fourth (!) year of Beerstitution, we once again packed ourselves into busses and headed out to the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds for Beau’s Oktoberfest – my favourite local beer fest of them all. Brett, heat and learning how to start our own brewery – all in a day’s work!
This year’s THE BYEAR IN REVIEW III started with our ‘Awards Ceremony’ and revelling in some truly impressive numbers and culminated in this Byear’s Winner!
Beerstitution Byear in Review III Grand Champion: Beau’s Full Time IPA!
The reason that I chose the theme of anything but Quebec was kind of two pronged… on one hand I had just gotten back from a trip to Alberta and seen the wonders of what a privatized liquor framework can offer in terms of selection from outside one’s own backyard. It was a nice experience to see craft beers from the west coast of the US, neighboring British columbia and other beers from across Canada nestled right next to Alberta’s offerings.
Beer Ye! Beer Ye!
So this theme was the idea of our newest member – Laurent. However, it should be noted that he and I began assembling beers 2 years ago whilst winter cottaging together. We mixed many a beer that year and loved the experiments, so it only felt right to taste some Assemblages made by the pros!