Tag Archive for ‘Belgium’

Spring is here — and so are the new LCBO beer releases

The LCBO started rolling out its spring seasonal beers this week. As usual, the Ontario government liquor board has cast its net wide to bring in beers from around the Great White North and the world. This year’s seasonal release represents the return of a few favourites that have quickly sold out at LCBO locations,… Read More ›

Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev. Image courtesy of Anheuser-Busch InBev ®

Anheuser-Busch InBev to acquire Grupo Modelo

Anheuser-Busch InBev is expanding its empire with the intended acquisition of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo, the brewery known for brands like Corona and Negra Modelo. AB InBev already has a 50 per cent stake in the Mexican brewery, and, through an agreement announced last week, it will purchase the rest of the company for US$20.1 billion…. Read More ›

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Review: Mort Subite Xtreme Kriek

Beer: Mort Subite Xtreme Kriek Brewery: Alken-Maes (Kobbegem, Belgium) Style: Fruit Lambic Alcohol: 4.3% ABV It’s hard to believe there was a time I had a serious dislike for the flavour of cherries. Taste buds change over the years, though, and I think it’s safe to blame fruit lambics like the Mort Subite Xtreme Kriek… Read More ›

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Third Canadian Beer News Dinner to feature Roland + Russell, chef Victor Barry

Canadian Beer News will host the third in its series of beer dinners on April 27 at Splendido Restaurant in Toronto. This time, the beer-pairing dinner will feature beers from Toronto-based importer Roland + Russell and food prepared by Victor Barry, co-owner of Splendido. Priced at $150 (plus tax and gratuity), the dinner will take… Read More ›

Beery greetings from Northern Canada

The Beer In Canada office has been a mess lately. Beer bottles galore have been making their way back to The Beer Store for return and refund. Beeraphernalia, including a neat Labatt 50 mirror I found in a pawn shop, several funny beer signs, two big totes worth of beer glasses, at least a dozen… Read More ›

Review: Delirium Tremens

Beer: Delirium Tremens Brewery: Brouwerij Huyghe (Belgium) Style: Belgian Strong Ale Alcohol: 8.5% ABV When I’m in Peterborough, Ontario, a place I’ve become quite fond of is St. Veronus, a Belgian-themed pub with a good selection of beers from Belgium (as well as from other countries, including the locally-brewed Publican House’s Belgian ale). On a… Read More ›

Review: Rochefort 10

Beer: Rochefort 10 Brewery: Rochefort Brewery (Rochefort, Belgium) Style: Quadruple Alcohol: 11.3% ABV It’s hard to argue with the way monks brew beer. The Trappist breweries of Belgium and the Netherlands make some incredible dubbels, tripels and quadruples. Rochefort Brewery makes three beers, and during a recent visit to St. Veronus in Peterborough, Ontario, I… Read More ›

Road trip: St. Veronus Café and Tap Room, Peterborough, Ont.

Peterborough may seem like such a far distance to travel when your mobility ends when the subway line stops, but for those in the Greater Toronto Area who are fond of short road trips, the trek to nearby Peterborough will be worth it because of two stops, in particular. Situated to the northeast of the… Read More ›

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Episode #21: Chimay Red

Chimay Red (or Rouge, if you prefer) was the first Trappist beer I ever had, and it’s still one of my favourite beers of all time. In this episode of Beer In Canada, I introduce my brother to the wonders of Trappist beers. This Sean’s first time experiencing a Trappist beer, and you know that… Read More ›