Tag Archive for ‘Quebec’

Ephemere Cherry

Review: Éphémère Cerise

Beer: Éphémère Cerise Brewery: Unibroue (Chambly, Quebec) Style: Fruit Ale Alcohol: 5.5% ABV Unibroue followed up on its Éphémère line of beers this summer with a cherry version of the brew. Available in 750mL bottles, the Chambly-brewed beer made its rounds around Quebec and into Ontario. Fruit beers are incredibly popular in the summer, and… Read More ›

Mondial de la biere 2013 logo

Mondial de la biere celebrates 20 years

Mondial de la biere, the annual celebration of beer held in Montreal, kicks off tomorrow. The five-day event is gearing up to celebrate 20 years of all things beer. Running from May 29 to June 2, Mondial de la biere 2013 will feature more than 550 beers, meads, ciders and malt-based drinks, more than 120… Read More ›

Powell Brewing Old Jalopy Pale Ale

Powell Street, Great Lakes take top Canadian Brewing Awards honours

Top honours at this year’s Canadian Brewing Awards went to Powell Street Craft Brewery and Great Lakes Brewery — from British Columbia and Ontario, respectively. Toronto’s Great Lakes walked away with the Brewery of the Year Award, while at the same time Vancouver’s Powell Street picked up the Beer of the Year Award for its… Read More ›


McAuslan to be sold to RJ Brewers

The surprise news of the week has been the inking of a deal that will see McAuslan Brewing fall under complete ownership of fellow Quebec brewery RJ Brewers. RJ Brewers acquired a 46% stake in McAuslan in 2008, but it looks like McAuslan’s owners are ready to move on. Terms of the sale were not… Read More ›

Molson Canadian Wheat

Review: Molson Canadian Wheat

Beer: Molson Canadian Wheat Brewery: Molson Coors (Montreal, Quebec) Style: Wheat Lager Alcohol: 4.5% ABV As craft beer continues to escalate in popularity and sales, the bigger breweries will continue to try their hand at producing beers a little out of the ordinary. One of the most recent examples is Molson Canadian Wheat, which is… Read More ›

How did I end up here?

The question comes more and more frequently from friends and acquaintances: How did a beer geek wind up living in a part of Canada with such a limited beer selection? It’s a difficult question to answer, but in the end, I usually tell people it was a trade-off. I opted for a quieter life with… Read More ›

Canadian brewers battle over top honours

It’s that time of year again when the nation’s brewing industry presents awards to its own for the top beers in several categories. This year, the Canadian Brewing Awards were presented in Montreal at The Montreal Arts Centre. The June 9th awards presentation marked an important milestone in the CBA’s history, as this year was… 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: St-Ambroise Citrouille

Beer: St-Ambroise Citrouille Brewery: McAuslan Brewery (Montreal, Quebec) Style: Spiced Vegetable Ale Alcohol: 5% ABV It’s early November as I write this review, but the pumpkin ales are still on the shelves. One of the pumpkin ales to make it to Ontario this year, as it did last year, is McAuslan’s St-Ambroise Citrouille, a spiced… Read More ›

Cask Days 2011 coming to Hart House on Sunday

The seventh annual Cask Days will be taking place this weekend. The usual two tasting sessions will on Sunday, but as the event has grown over the years, so too has the need for a new venue. This year, the tasting sessions will taking place art Hart House at University of Toronto. That’s not to… Read More ›