Category Drinks

Review: Flacatoune (brewed by Microbrasserie Charlevoix)

I was drawn to this beer due to its promise to represent a female bootlegger from the 30s. It bills itself as a strong blonde beer. At 7% alcohol, it is stronger than your average brew at 5%, but is not in the realm of beer with a percentage of 8 and up. The flavour […]

Review: L’Infusee (brewed by Brasseurs du Monde)

This white beer, brewed by Brasseurs du Monde, has a wonderful fruitiness and light acidity on account of being flavoured with black and green tea, and also rooibus. Though it’s a white beer, it doesn’t possess the heaviness characteristic of most white beers. Instead, it comes off as light and refreshing. Its alcohol percentage of […]

Ti Kuan Yin (front)

Tea Time: Ti Kuan Yin Oolong (Review)

Well, I finally got to visit the tea shop My Cup of Tea again, after having been away from Montreal for a year. You would think that in Korea I could have visited some nice tea shops and tasted some interesting teas, but though I went to a tea expo, it seemed to be less […]

Cocktail Hour: Romeo’s Gin (Review)

Wow, exciting things have been happening on the Quebec gin front since I’ve been abroad. Yet another new gin from la belle province has made its way onto store shelves…and this one is even being marketed as ‘Montreal Dry Gin’. What a great time it is to be a Montrealer…well, if you overlook the struggling […]

Review: Brasserie Dieu du Ciel’s Rescousse (to the Rescue)

A local beer whose brewers will donate 66 cents for every six-pack sold to the Fondation de la faune du Quebec?  And which boasts this nature-goddess-like figure on the box?  How could I resist? Described as an altbier (which is German for ‘old beer’), it is a style of beer brewed using top-fermentation.  This rousse […]

Tej (home-made mead)

I have to say that my honey wine attempt worked out rather well. It was a little on the sweet side, but had a very nice flavour.  It was also dead easy, so I’ll definitely be repeating the exercise.

Cocktail Hour: Yellow Chartreuse

If you’ve never tried Chartreuse before, you should…it’s good quality stuff.  Still made by Carthusian monks using the method outlined in a secret manuscript given to them in 1605, it is essentially an herbal liqueur.   The more readily available green version is sweet, pungent, and strong (55% alcohol).  Served on ice, and sipped slowly, it […]