Review: Stirling Hefeweizen by Breton Brewing Co.

Review: Stirling Hefeweizen by Breton Brewing Co.

Being from Cape Breton, I want to love every beer that comes out of there. And most of the time, I can do that unreservedly. But… I’m having a harder time with Breton Brewing’s “Stirling” Hefeweizen. But it’s not them. It’s...
Review: La Fin du Monde by Unibroue

Review: La Fin du Monde by Unibroue

Back in the 1990s, I went to Québec to visit a friend who was studying there. I was introduced to two things that remain fixed in my memory: first, the boîte à chansons, the francophone version of coffeehouses that played a significant role in Quebec assuming its own...
Review: 1855 Amber Ale by Kichesippi Beer Company

Review: 1855 Amber Ale by Kichesippi Beer Company

One of the wonderful things about my hometown of Ottawa is how close you can be to water. The Rideau Canal is probably the best-known body of water in our region. But there’s also the Rideau River, the Gatineau River, and the mighty Ottawa. In this Canada 150 year, it...
Review: Discretion Biere de table by Tooth and Nail

Review: Discretion Biere de table by Tooth and Nail

I am, as a matter of habit, not a fruity beer sort of guy. The Radner trend has passed me by. The lambic of Belgium are interesting but not enthralling. So it was a bit of a surprise when I dropped into Tooth and Nail, one of my local micros, and came home with this...