Canadian Beer?

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 21 - 40 of total 43 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:36am PT
I'm a beer geek, not a beer snob, because if you're being snobby about beer, you're definitely doing something wrong.

Dieu du Ciel is a damn fine Canadian brewery, located in Montreal. In the near future they will be brewing a collaboration beer with New Belgium. Look out for that gem!

Someone already said it: Unibroue beers are GOOD. "Fin du Monde" and "La Terrible" are my favorites.

Bud Light lime is of course awful. Anyone ever tried Bud Light Chelada? I see them here in California but will never try one.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:41am PT
Wow, I'd totally forgotten about O'Keefe's Extra Bad Stock. I was reduced
to drinking it the winter I had to hit the mattresses up on Mt Washington.
The Chicago wise guys never had a clue. Man, I could totally walk the
streets of Comox with nary a worry!
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:58am PT


Drank a bunch of Kokanee in high school (Montana)...
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:04am PT


Great beer...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Loose translation for the rotten piss of a drunken francophone in a bottle with the canoe you guys like is "end of the world"


This was another one of my underage favorites

Credit: RyanD

O'keefe even stepped up their original hi test when I was about 16 or so....

Credit: RyanD

And who could forget

It's dyn-o-mite!
It's dyn-o-mite!
Credit: RyanD

Those were the days. A few of them & toot off the popcan filled with someone's parents chemo & it was off to the races, puberty powered by kryptonite.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 8, 2012 - 12:13pm PT
Dingus is correct.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 8, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
American beer tastes like cat piss !

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:05am PT
In Comox I have only seen the locals drink this.



True devotion, island style.
True devotion, island style.
Credit: RyanD
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Dec 9, 2012 - 02:47am PT
beer and ireland go together

canada and pot seeds go together

canada and beer is not a match-the board goes back...
Silver

Gym climber
Dec 9, 2012 - 06:45am PT
Kokanee and of course isn't Moosehead from up north?

The only problem with Canadian beer is the fricken price. Sure you got free health care but who the hell can afford to buy enough beer up there to us the health care.

I do love that chiller thing in the liquor store. Out your beer in the cold water spa for a few and its ice cold. I saw that first in squampton. Hmmmm
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 9, 2012 - 08:57am PT
Silver, sad story- the water chillers in the BCL are long gone:-( they were a nice touch & helped offset the costs a bit since in BC only private liquor stores sell coldies (usually $2-5 more for a 6er). I think they've been gone for about 8 or 9 years at least maybe longer?? You are totally right though, our beer is too expensive from all the fun tax added to it. Moosehead- Canada's oldest independent brewery.

Some other nice Canadian beers available these days:


Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD

MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 09:16am PT
Two interesting facts:

1. Time after time, taste tests throughout North America prove that beer drinkers cannot pick out their favorite beer among 5-7 other similar beers. (The same holds true for cola soft drinks.)

This suggests that marketing is what distinguishes beers (and colas), not taste.

2. Men have always had a love affair with long-necked bottles. Short necked bottles, although cheaper to produce, store, and ship) are not preferred by men.
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 09:42am PT
Those are some interesting facts about the American beer market!

Most folks have grown accustomed to the watered down "pale lager" style here in the US, but is it because we actually liked it that way? Not at all! The over abundance of corn and rice (coupled with relative barley shortages) caused brewers in America to incorporate these non-traditional grains into beer. This gave rise to our modern American macro-brew selection, which still contain large amounts of "adulterants" (corn and rice). So now we say that "we like it that way", but only after having nothing but that for many decades! I think the bar has just been set horribly low for beer in America as a result of this. Needless to say, coors light ain't in accordance with the "ReInheitsgebot"!

And fortunately, we all probably live near some amazing breweries, since there are so many popping up. I'm within two miles of Green Flash, Alesmith, and Ballast Point. So we can definitely take advantage of the "good beer revolution" happening now!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 9, 2012 - 10:01am PT
Time after time, taste tests throughout North America prove that beer drinkers cannot pick out their favorite beer among 5-7 other similar beers. (The same holds true for cola soft drinks.)

Speaking as a beer geek, who has very definite tastes and opinions, I have to say...

...you are 100% right.

I can never decide if its hilarious or depressing to listen to people who claim to have extensive beer knowledge say that they can always pick out their favorites.

If you know beer well, you can tell a lot in a blind test. Ditto for wine. But put half a dozen similar beers in front of someone in a blind test, and very few people in the world will be able to identify them, even if they know them all fairly well.

Edit: On the subject of style, things are quite different. The above only applies to a selection of beers (or whatevers) that are all of a similar style.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 10:18am PT
I always know...












when mine is empty!
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 10:28am PT
Fun facts about "bad beer":

Rolling rock's brewing process has a little "extra step" to it, whereby dimethyl sulfide (DMS) Is not permitted to evaporate off, causing it to remain in the beer. This is because Rolling Rock's dedicated consumers have come to expect that quality in their beer. Generally it would be considered a mistake to have DMS in a finished beer, as it is known for its generally unpleasant odor. There was a time when Rolling Rock changed the process and allowed DMS to evaporate off, but sales declined thereafter, and so the old process was put back in place to ensure that it had its "classic flavor".
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 10:36am PT
who drinks a beer thoughtfully with the intent of writing a "Spectator" like description?
and after a few, who cares?


that being said, you have to get those first few down before it doesn't matter anymore... a low bar, I know, but a bar nonetheless
Out_of_bounds

climber
BC
Dec 9, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
Crannog Ales out of Sorrento BC make some of the best beer around. Check em out
http://www.crannogales.com/...
Labatts 50 is hard to beat though.
strangeday

Trad climber
Brea ca.
Dec 9, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
Is all beer in Canada crazy expensive? I was just talking to a guy from Calgary recently, and he said that a 12 pack of Budweiser was $20-22 there. I thought he was joking, but the look he gave me when I said it was $8 for the same thing here, made me think he wasn't.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 9, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
No way, Shuswap beers!
Messages 21 - 40 of total 43 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews