I am in Calgary for a couple of days for some work stuff. As usual I am trying to find some time to do a little bit of beer stuff while I am here (hopefully more on that soon). Yesterday I dropped by the new Mill Street Brewpub that recently opened on 17 Ave SW.
I have mentioned briefly at times that over the summer I made a commitment to visit as many of the new breweries that have opened in Alberta in recent months. On a series of trips I worked my way around the province, hitting Lethbridge, Calgary, Cochrane, Olds, Didsbury, Red Deer, Lacombe, Edson and Grande Prairie. […]
One of my favourite pubs in Canada
I spend a lot of time in pubs. Not a surprise. But while I find myself in a wide range of places at times, I gravitate to pubs that have the right atmosphere and a great (or at least intelligent) selection of beer. I have been travelling […]
John Labatt would be embarrassed. He may well be rolling in his grave as I write this. When I was in Montreal the last few days, I had a bottle of Labatt Porter. Don’t ask me how or why – I am not really sure myself.
I liked the retro label and I think I […]
I am in Montreal for a couple of days. Mostly meetings, so there will be very little time for beer exploration. However, I did have the evening to myself before things get going today. I used it to hit two places that I have not yet experienced in my recent trips to Montreal. And they […]
The museum at BDT
One of the cool things from my late spring trip to Montreal and Ottawa (see posts here and here) that didn’t get reported right away was my side trip to Gatineau (formerly Hull) one afternoon. The Capital Region city on the Quebec side of the river has two brewpubs – […]
The bar at Isle de Garde
As I have mentioned in previous posts, my summer travels included stops in Ottawa and Montreal. My Ottawa beer adventures were chronicled here. Meanwhile, while I had highlighted one Montreal place in this post, I hadn’t yet written up my experiences on this trip.
Partly that is because […]
No, the House of Commons isn’t yet serving craft beer, but Ottawa is catching onto the craft wave.
During my spring travels east (which I talked about a bit here), I spent a few days in Ottawa. I have been to Ottawa a few times over the years and distinctly remember on my last […]
My last post highlighted some of the ways that beer bars get things wrong (read here). Today I want to look at the other side of the coin – how beer bars can get things right. I am going to do so by highlighting two bars I visited on my current trip to Montreal and […]
I am out of town for a couple weeks traveling out east for work. It will surprise you not that I am also finding time for some beer visits (say it isn’t so!), which means I have been sitting in some good brewpubs and craft beer bars. I will write more later about the trip […]