Nov
6

Fonteinen Oud Doesjel Old Lambic in Oak 2006

This Gueze Lambic is from the legendary Fonteinen of Belgium, who have become even more legendary after a warehouse fire destroyed their entire stock about a year ago. As a

Oct
19

Brasserie d’Ecaussinnes La Penneffoise

British Columbia has recently begun to improve its selection of craft beers, which is nice to see. However, most of them are merely solid but not overly exciting examples of

Aug
21

Oud Beersel Oud Geuze

Lambic is a kind of belgian beer made in a style with which most people are likely to be unfamiliar. Sour and tart on the palate, and often with funky,

Jun
20

Caracole Troublette

Summer often demands wheat beer, but wheat beer in Canada can also often be disappointing or overly simple. I got this Belgian wheat ale on recommendation, and while not spectacular,

May
11

The Greatest Beer in the World?

Today was a momentous day – the day I say goodbye to 10 years of post-secondary education and hello to my new Juris Doctor degree: yes, law school is now

May
10

Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale

I love me a good sour ale, and the Flemish style is a great twist on the classics – one that is a good entry into sours generally with its

May
6

De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale Batch #1 "Pig Nun"

Adorned with some Hieronymus Bosch monstrosities, this ferral beer is made in a unique style of brewing created in Belgium where wild native yeasts are used to “spontaneously ferment” the

Apr
28

De Dolle Brouwers Special Extra Export Stout

Speaking of beer, I’m in the mood to write a beer review, and this fascinating Belgian style stout, brewed at the behest of the Shelton Brothers Importers, is a great

Mar
11

Lindemans Cuvee Rene Gueuze Lambic

Gueuze lambic is a sour beer blended from aged and young lambic. Many people’s familiarty with lambic will be with sweet fruity concoctions that taste nothing like beer. This particular

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Feb
16

Binchoise Biere Speciale Belge

A little trip down to Brewery Creek beer and wine store on main street brought forth a bunch of beer that I have not seen elsewhere in Vancouver. I will