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Alec Boyte

Monday, November 5th 2012 16:44
Strange that Quebec, with by far the most eclectic beer scene in the country, didn't show on your radar screen.


Monday, November 5th 2012 17:39
I guess they brew what they say. I had a Raspberry Wheat Ale and I found it too 'wheaty'. On the other hand, the Irish Red Ale was smooth and full of flavour which would be missed if it were drunk straight from the bottle. Can't think of a better way to watch the sunset over the Bay of Fundy with friends and neighbours.


Monday, November 5th 2012 17:42
What about Creemore? It may be the best beer in Canada.


Monday, November 5th 2012 18:13
One of my favourite breweries is Victoria's Phillips Brewing. You gotta try Blue Buck and Longboat Chocolate Porter to appreciate the range of their offerings.


Monday, November 5th 2012 18:42
No beer from Quebec? C'mon! And Big Rock? Hardly a craft brewery.


Monday, November 5th 2012 18:51
Quidi Vidi brews tasteless slop for tourists. Try the YellowBelly Brewery on Water Street
next time.


Monday, November 5th 2012 19:02
Oh Lead Dog Ale and Arctic Red how I love you!


Monday, November 5th 2012 19:17
There is Great Western Brewery in Saskatoon - overlooked but with the best beer selection around. Their Original 16 lager (named after the original 16 founding members of Great Western) is delicious as is their pilsner. Worth a look!

Barry Allen

Monday, November 5th 2012 19:32
You missed Paddock Wood in Saskatoon! It is an up-and-coming craft brewery that has something really special. Lots of flavour variety and every one I have tried is a 5-star.

Travis Persaud

Monday, November 5th 2012 19:58
Alec: I agree. Quebec has some outstanding beers. Sadly, space didn't allow to delve into all areas of Canadian craft beer. Would love to expose the vast offerings of Quebec at some point.

Janis: That is indeed a great way to enjoy the sunset on The Rock.

Eric: I definitely enjoy Creemore as well. Again, space didn't allow to mention every brewery across the country. Creemore is an interesting brewery, however, with regards to its status. While it certainly began as a microbrewery, Molson bought it in 2005 causing many to strip it of its craft beer label. Regardless of it's status, it's still one fine brewery in my opinion.


Monday, November 5th 2012 22:26
Victoria has many great micro brews! Phillips for sure, but also Swanns, Canoe Club, driftwood, Spinnakers, and the new comer, Moon Under The Water, all have fantasic brews!
Worht a visit to the Island!


Tuesday, November 6th 2012 06:45
Travis: Maybe a little geography lesson before you write about Canada. Janis was referring to the Bay of Fundy. That has nothing to do with "The Rock".


Tuesday, November 6th 2012 06:54
Travis: one cannot possibly see the Bay of Fundy from Newfoundland. You may know your beer, but your geography needs a bit of work.

Travis Persaud

Tuesday, November 6th 2012 10:03
Jane and Sarah: My apologies. Honest mistake. I had meant to reply to Doug's comment about Quidi, and then saw Janis' comment. And then, clearly, mixed it all up.


Tuesday, November 6th 2012 11:14
As usual, you skip over Regina with the best Brewpub in N. America ... winner of countless awards ... loyal customers ... and ... great food.

the name is Bushwakkers see


Tuesday, November 6th 2012 12:07
What about Mill Street Brewery? Three time Canadian Brewery of the Year.


Tuesday, November 6th 2012 13:21
Hello? Mill Street is probably among the best in the world, let alone the Canadian Craft Beer segment!

Travis Persaud

Tuesday, November 6th 2012 14:56
John: Bushwakkers was actually on the original list. As you can see, though, some had to be cut for space.

John and Chris: Yes, Mill St. is great and well worth visiting (drinking!).


Thursday, November 8th 2012 11:40
You've missed The Pumphouse Brewery in Moncton! Award-winning beer including their Cadian Cream Ale, Blueberry Ale and Scotch Ale to name a few!


Thursday, November 8th 2012 22:44
Thanks to en Route for hi-lighting many of the great beers brewed across the country. Of course, not everyone will see his or her favorite(s) listed, and so be disappointed. No matter! We will all continue to explore the great craft breweries across the country. Enjoying a good beer and conversation among friends is what it is all about! And please note: we don't all gather at Tims!


Thursday, November 8th 2012 23:26
And what about the Nelson Brewing Company? Certainly the one of the prettiest breweries. And great slogans as well as beer: "Beer - so much more than just a breakfast drink!"


Saturday, November 10th 2012 22:20
Come try the selections from Fredericton's Picaroons


Wednesday, November 14th 2012 17:06
Quidi Vidi and Half Pints? You can't be serious.


Sunday, November 25th 2012 15:16
Don't know how they could have overlooked Macausland Breweries in Montreal, makers of St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout. It's better than Guinness


Monday, December 3rd 2012 15:49
How did Granville Island Brewery not make the cut? Too big?


Thursday, December 20th 2012 23:00
David, Granville Island inhabits the same murky terrain in the world of craft/crafty beer that Creemore does. It too is owned by Molson and as such many people have stripped it of it's status as a craft brewery. Although if you are a Granville Island fan I recommend checking out The Beer Academy in Downtown Toronto, it's a joint venture between Creemore and Granville that is dedicated to teaching all things "craft" beer.
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