May 172013
 
How To Test O2 Flow

  Surely, most who read this article will find the information rather obscure, but for any brewer who uses a PSI meter on an O2 tank with a sintered stone, it was very difficult to find any info related to this on the Internet.  So here we go: For those Read More...

Apr 152013
 
Railway City Brewing Company - Sham-Bock

AROMA: Chocolate, coffee, dark fruit.  Slight cola aroma.  Clean aroma (to-style).  Some warming alcohol. APPEARANCE: Reddish-chestnut, very clear for a darker beer (to-style for a lager).  Nice, dark tan head with respectable lacing. FLAVOUR: Coffee, chocolate, cola.  Slightly vinous.  Finish is clean and short (to-style for a lager), but is Read More...

Apr 152013
 
Liquid Bread Carbonater™

The Liquid Bread Carbonater is one of our favourite brewery “mini” must-haves.  The concept is simple — Put flat beer into a plastic bottle (PET, pop, whatever…JUST NOT GLASS), chill in fridge, and carbonate in a few minutes. Yep, it’s that easy.  All you need is a CO2 tank, regulator, Read More...

Apr 102013
 
Kensington Brewing Company - Augusta Ale

APPEARANCE – Gold with off-white head and sticky lacing.  Lazy bubbles drifting up from bottom of glass. AROMA –  Subtle orange zest, pine and perfume hop notes.  Some bready malt aroma with a very slight caramel. TASTE – Mild hop flavour overcome by pleasant hop bitterness.  Long, pleasantly hop-infused aftertaste. Read More...

Apr 102013
 
Railway City Brewing Company - Dead Elephant IPA

Dead Elephant IPA is named after an elephant named Jumbo who was hit by a train in the late 1800s.  If that doesn’t advertise “impact”, than I don’t know what does.  Sifting through Railway City Brewing Company’s website, two strong opinions come to mind.  First, while the website does offer some insight into what Read More...

Apr 102013
 
French Press Hop Tea Infusion

Dry-Hopping is virtually synonymous with certain beer styles, such as American IPAs.  The process is simple in its basic form — add hops, leaf or pellet, to your beer after fermentation is complete.  The idea is to impart your choice of extra hop aroma, flavour and/or bitterness to your beer. Read More...

Apr 102013
 
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company - Beaver River I.P.Eh?

We’ve heard Beau’s referred to as “the happiest place on earth”.  There is such a strong loyalty to this brewery.  In fact, it happens to be Tina’s favourite brewery, and we haven’t even visited them yet.  There labelling is, hands down, some of the most amazing we’ve seen.  Where so Read More...

Apr 092013
 
Muskoka Brewery - Legendary Muskoka Oddity

APPEARANCE: Hazy light gold colour with little to no head.  Moderate amount of bubbles rising. AROMA: White Labs 500 Trappist Ale yeast (the one Chimay uses).  Heavy fruit esters, especially banana.  Very pleasant malt aroma.  The added ingredients, such as juniper berries, heather, and orange peel are most masked by Read More...

Apr 092013
 
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company - Winter Brewed Coffee-Amber

  APPEARANCE: Stunning reddish copper hue with a light custard frothy head.  Beer left in bottle after pouring displays large soapy bubbles.  Brilliantly clear with tiny bubbles. AROMA: Coffee.  Very good coffee.  Malt aroma secondary.  When glass is swirled, some grassy hop notes peak though. TASTE: Coffee at, perhaps, 50% Read More...

Mar 092013
 
Hop City Brewing Co. - Big Mouth Pale Ale

Brewery: Hop City Brewery Style: Pale Ale ABV: 5%           COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION “Rebranding of Happy Hour Pale Ale” A division of Moosehead Brewery, Hop City is nestled in Brampton, Ontario, and has been brewing moderately known beers such as “Barking Squirrel Lager” since 2009.   Seeing Read More...