Try To Remember …

Try to remember the kind of September … Back when I was a boy – yep, it’s going to be one of those posts – I always had mixed feelings about the month of September. On the one hand my birthday was coming up, while on the other it was back to school time. AsContinue reading “Try To Remember …”

Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Hand Sanitizer

Let’s assume for the moment that eventually things will get back to the way they were before the Novel Coronavirus wreaked havoc on the world. Not the ‘new’ normal we keep hearing about, but the good old days. I think it’s paramount that we consider some of the changes we have been living with forContinue reading “Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Hand Sanitizer”

COVID-19 And Drinking In Public

As the weather turns more summery, and people who have been in some form of COVID-19 isolation are chomping at the bit to get outside, public parks are filling rapidly. They provide ample space for proper social distancing while still allowing for small groups of family and friends to meet. Before COVID-19 people sitting inContinue reading “COVID-19 And Drinking In Public”

Craft Beer Is Everywhere

The current trend in bars is the microbrewery. These places are all over Montreal serving beers other than those made by the big breweries. Craft beers have carved out a significant niche in the local pub business. At one time the only beers available in most bars were those from Molson or Labatt. But moreContinue reading “Craft Beer Is Everywhere”

Montreal’s taverns; relics of the past

Once upon a time there was a tavern Where we used to raise a glass or two Remember how we laughed away the hours And dreamed of all the great things we would do Those words were made famous in the late 1960s by Beatles protégé Mary Hopkin, in fact the popular recorded version was producedContinue reading “Montreal’s taverns; relics of the past”

Coors Light Box of Thirty Cans: Caveat emptor

Dear Molson Coors, I have long been a consumer of your Coors Light product. I have been very satisfied with the quality of this beer. Recently, while entertaining guests from out of town,  I had cause to purchase a larger amount of beer than usual. I bought one 30 can box of Coors Light thenContinue reading “Coors Light Box of Thirty Cans: Caveat emptor”

Dear Coors, Please Stop Messing With My Head

  Dear Coors, Long have I been a happy consumer of your Light beer. It is my intention to go on enjoying your product, but you have to stop messing with my head. Yes I do realize that one of the characteristics of the consumption of alcoholic beverages is the potential to experience altered brainContinue reading “Dear Coors, Please Stop Messing With My Head”

Guinness Going Vegan … Remember ‘New Coke’

Recently the folks at Guinness breweries announced that they were going to alter the 256 year-old recipe so as to make their world famous beer vegan. The beer will no longer include isinglass, a jelly-like protein scraped from the swim bladders of fish. Phew, thank god for that. I can’t tell you the number ofContinue reading “Guinness Going Vegan … Remember ‘New Coke’”

Confessions of a Beer Heathen, a Hop Heretic, a Lager Lightweight

Here in Montreal the long cold winter may, just may, have loosened its dreadful grip on the city. While not as snow-laden as others in the north-east had to endure, our winter was particularly cold. Some would have you believe that cold is the way to go, as it does not require shoveling and causesContinue reading “Confessions of a Beer Heathen, a Hop Heretic, a Lager Lightweight”