Posts Tagged:quebec

Shawinigan Handshake — Le Trou du Diable

Shawinigan Handshake — Le Trou du Diable

Probably the best label in the beer world, Shawinigan Handshake pays homage to the choke-slamming PM from PQ.  The last in my mini-series on hopfenweisse beers, following Miami Weisse by Great Lakes and Hopfenweisse by Les Trois Mousquetaires, Shawinigan Handshake is a beer I’ve enjoyed numerous times, both on cask at Cask Days, as well […]

Hopfenweisse — Les Trois Mousquetaires

Hopfenweisse — Les Troise Mousquetaires

Following on the tail of Great Lakes Miami Weiss, is another one of these quirky over-hopped wheat beers.  This one from the excellent Quebecois brewer, Les Trois Mousquetaires.  Known for making some epic classic style beers, their Hopfenweisse showcases their ability to pave roads as well as pay homage.

St Ambroise Erable — McAuslan Brewery

I don’t even know if I can adequately describe in words how much I love maple syrup. When I buy a new bottle (always Ontario), I open it on the spot and take a swig.  Ben does this now, too.  Be aware, if you are pouring syrup out of a bottle that I bought, it’s […]

St Ambroise Pale Ale — McAuslan Brewery

I was seriously shocked when I checked and discovered I had never actually reviewed McAuslan’s St Ambroise Pale Ale.  I mean, I drink it frequently, both in bottles and on draught.  I often sing it’s praises to others, and feel that it is one of the best English-style pale ales available in Ontario, if not […]

St Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale — McAuslan Brewing Inc.

St Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale — McAuslan Brewing Inc

Continuing along with my “stuff in beer” reviews, is St Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale. I’ve said it in past posts, but I’ll say it again: I don’t go in for this seasonal beer stuff.  True, I think there are beers for specific occasions or times, but I would never consider turning down a delicious stout […]

St Ambroise Framboise — McAuslan Brewing Inc.

St Ambroise Framboise — McAuslan Brewing Inc.

Another day another beer review.  If you recall from my review of Great Lakes Green Tea Ale, I’m focusing for a while on those “summer-time” brews (though I prefer to not pigeon-hole beers seasonally, most people do) that have things added to them, from fruit juices, to spices, and beyond.  Next up is this bottle […]

St Ambroise Special Reserve Russian Imperial Stout – McAuslan Brewing Inc.

St Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout - McAuslan Brewing Inc

There is no secret about my love for McAuslan Brewing from Montreal.  I kind of go on and on about them….. Their Pale Ale makes me quiver, etc.  So, when I was sent a bunch of their brews, I was a little more than excited.  That it included their new barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout nearly […]

Grande Reserve 17 2011 – Unibroue

Unibroue Grande Reserve 17 2011

Most readers of this blog will need no introduction to the mighty mighty Unibroue, pride of Chambly, Quebec.  One of the best brewers of “Belgian-style” ales outside Belgium, they have remained a massive force in Quebec brewing, even after being bought out Sleeman, and subsequently Sapporo.  Makers of the renowned Fin du Monde, Maudite, Trois […]

St Ambroise Citrouille – McAuslan Brewing Inc

St Ambroise Citrouille - McAuslan Brewing Inc

It’s pumpkin weekend at my place, at least in terms of beer.  Friday Fred and I drank pumpkin beer on the Edge, yesterday I reviewed Shipyard’s ferocious Imperial Pumpkin Ale, “Smashed Pumpkin”.  Today, I’m going to do a review of one of the pumpkin beers that helped convert me to a fan of pumpkin beers, […]

Rescousse Altbeir – Dieu du Ciel!

Rescousse Altbeir - Dieu du Ciel!

Ah, the joys of friends who both travel and like beer.  A while back, Matt Caldwell ( was in La Belle Province, and brought me back a lovely little stash of beers.  One of them was Rescousse Altbeir, by the legendary Dieu du Ciel! brewery in Montreal (okay, their main brewery is in St Jerome, […]