This surprisingly delicious brew from Brasseurs du Monde, one of my favorite local microbreweries, tastes of honey and malt. Though I tend to go for bitter brews, the sweetness of this beer has enough complexity to prevent it from seeming cloying. It is full flavoured, but I wouldn’t have guessed that it is so strong […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Recipe from ‘The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread’. The texture was nice, but I did find they could have been sweeter (not surprising, considering the small amount of sugar the recipe calls for). I did make a few modifications: I used butter instead of vegan spread, and I sprinkled some raw sugar on top of the […]