Round 2 (Sort Of)! Unibroue 17 Grand Reserve 2017 Extra Strong Ale with Steve

Steve is a tricky palate. He likes things other people don’t, and doesn’t like much of what we’d consider “the good stuff”, except for the odd time he really likes the really good stuff. This is one of those times. Unibroue is one of Quebec’s more interesting large brewers – they have the curiosity to […]

Round 2 (Sort Of)! Unibroue 17 Grand Reserve 2017 Extra Strong Ale with Steve

Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky with Dan

When a lovely birthday present isn’t a lovely whisky – Thanks Steph! Caribou Crossing Single Barrel whisky – a birthday gift that has turned into a bit of a public service announcement. We’ve talked before about the Box Tax, well, this whisky makes you pay all the taxes. The Box Tax. The Swank Velvet Bag […]

Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky with Dan

All The Spiceboxes with Mum & Dan

Spicebox spiced whisky – “real prohibition rye whisky” marked “spices” to help smuggling. There’s a great story on their website that seems to have zero relationship with this product other than them calling it “real prohibition rye whisky”. Maybe this booze is specifically banned somewhere, otherwise I don’t understand how that works. Since spicing for […]

All The Spiceboxes with Mum & Dan

Maple3 Maple Water with Dan

We’re in the middle of tornado recovery here in Ottawa, so this week’s review is limited by data plans and battery life. Which is fine because there isn’t too much to say about this product. I had thought that Maple3 Maple Water was basically maple syrup leftovers. When you make maple syrup you boil off the […]

Maple3 Maple Water with Dan

Black Velvet Blended Canadian Whisky by Peter (Guest Review)

Simon – Peter is a total stranger to me. I am only aware of his existence because of the Twitters. But he’s pretty funny on there, and pretty funny right here, so you should check him out. He also writes at Book Riot and like books or something. I think he has kids? Actually, I’m […]

Black Velvet Blended Canadian Whisky by Peter (Guest Review)

Ah Caramel!

For our international readers who may scratch their heads at some of our references, this is the famous Ah Caramel! we refer to on occasion. Made by Vachon, it is 130 calories of unspecified ingredients draped in chocolatey coating. It tastes fairly artificial, but so sweet, and the perfect bundle of utterly empty carbs and […]

Ah Caramel!

Les Trois Mousquetaires Grand Cuvée Porter Baltique Black Lager with Ryan

Christmas beer number two, thanks Bengt! Just a quick review here, we covered what there was to say about the brewery in the last post. This is a baltic porter black lager, which may be a little more of the overnaming we saw on the last label. A baltic porter is an imperial stout but […]

Les Trois Mousquetaires Grand Cuvée Porter Baltique Black Lager with Ryan

Les Trois Mousquetaires Grand Cuvée Weizenbock Dark Wheat Ale with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Christmas beer number one, thanks Jono! This is Quebec’s Les Trois Mousequetaires‘ Grand Cuvée Weizenbock Dark Wheat Ale, which is a lot of words, but it’s a big sweet beer so that’s okay.  If you click that link you’ll see there’s not much to say about LTM’s web presence – it’s a redirect to their Facebook […]

Les Trois Mousquetaires Grand Cuvée Weizenbock Dark Wheat Ale with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Fourth Beer Of Christmas: Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve 2013 with Matt, Ryan, Dan & Goran

The Fourth Beer Of Christmas. If you’re following our instructions and working your way through this list on Christmas Day, then you’re about to be fully lubricated for the Airing Of Grievances. No, YOU listen, damnit! The Grande Réserve is a Unibroue beer, part of the Sapporo beverage corporation through their Sleaman’s label. It’s an […]

Fourth Beer Of Christmas: Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve 2013 with Matt, Ryan, Dan & Goran

First Beer Of Christmas: St Ambroise Russian Impériale Stout 2013 with Dan, Laura & Ryan

We’re a week away from Christmas and we’ve got a backlog of dark beer reviews for you, so we’ll call this happy coincidence our Seven Beers of Christmas and give you a bunch of them in a row! Good stick-to-your-ribs winter beverages coming up. Today we’ve got the St Ambroise Russian Impériale Stout for 2013. […]

First Beer Of Christmas: St Ambroise Russian Impériale Stout 2013 with Dan, Laura & Ryan