Tag: Beer

2019, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Killington, Vermont – March 21-25, 2019

I have been to Vermont many times. I have skied at Jay Peak something like six times. I have skied at Bolton Valley and Stowe and, once before this year, Killington. But I hadn’t been to Vermont since I was in University, so long ago now it makes me feel old. So it was nice …

Beer, Food

The Beer Store Continues to Suck

I was reading The Grid’s “Spring Beer” guide a little while ago and noticed that Flying Monkey had put out a new version of their cedar-aged Matador. This was exciting since I tend to like a lot of the Flying Monkey special edition beers, and I found the Matador extremely interesting, it not actually stellar. …

Beer, Food

Ontario’s Beer Stores Now Even Worse

If you’re not from Ontario, you may be surprised to learn that The Beer Store, the Ontario chain licensed to sell beer, is not actually a good place to go for beer. Rather, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario is. That may seem a little weird, but it’s true. If you are from here, and …

Beer, Food

Mondial de la biere, 2013

This past week I had the opportunity to attend Mondial de la biere in Montreal for the first time, courtesy of The Malty Tasker. I must say that it is on another planet from Toronto’s Festival of Beer. (Though the latter has improved it’s selection of beers somewhat since I last went.) Mondial is partially …

Beer, Food, Personal

Results of the first ever beer tasting

On Saturday, the Malty Tasker hosted a beer tasting for his birthday. We tried 16 (well, actually 17) beers.  Here are the results (all out of 50): St. Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout 43.3 Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel 42.6 Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout 42.5 St. Bernardus Abt 12 41.8 Rochefort 10 41.75 Rochefort 8 39.8 …