Monthly Archives: March 2013


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Sometimes I get sent a bottle of beer that I don’t know exactly what to do with. In this case, it’s Bush Pilot Brewing Company’s Stormy Monday. I’m a little conflicted about this beer because I’ve seen most of its stages of development. Before it was brewed, I got to […]

They Send Me Beer: Bush Pilot Brewing Company Stormy Monday



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If you’ll recall, I wrote a column early in January about the Hop Mason beer that Keith’s are brewing for pubs in the Prime chain across Canada. The conclusion that I came to was that it was objectively good and that the specs for the beer put it squarely in […]

Keith’s Hop Series





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Discount Beer February will finish up this week, and I’m very much looking forward to that. I am running out of descriptors for the flavours that you get in mass produced lager beer. If you’ll recall from the beginning of the month, there was a post where I talked about […]

DBF – President’s Choice Genuine Lager



Jim Button: Next Mayor of Calgary or Steve Beauchesne's Doppelganger? 10
I don’t pretend to understand the Alberta beer scene completely. After all, I was only there for about five days, and there’s only so much information you can process. Fortunately, brewers like to talk. While the column this week is about the unique beer hall scene that Alberta has developed […]

Craft Brewing in Alberta – An Outsider’s Perspective