My first night off the rock included a group tasting of the Wolf In The Woods with Scott, Stephen, and Kaegan (accompanied by some lovely Johnny de Courcy tunes) before further drinking on the beach.
Happy New Year to all my readers! Normally WordPress offers up a pre-made annual report, but this year they either didn’t do that, or I failed to encounter the pertinent notification of offer. No matter the truth, this has given me the opportunity to craft my very own 2016 in Review!
Over the last couple of years I have reviewed several beers that can only be found in stores at this time of year. So for your convenience, I have decided to put them all together into one post to help you navigate the oft’ overwhelming realm of the Winter ale/Christmas ale/Seasonal release shelves. This post is mostly applicable to British Columbia, but certain brews may be available in other jurisdictions too!
After the disappointing Stella Artois Cidre, Ian and I shared a special bottle of cider that had been given to me as a gift by Gavin. It was far more impressive!
So Stella Artois decided to release a cider. Although I suspect that it was AB InBev who decided to release a cider, and they chose the Stella Artois brand as the route they would take for marketing. Unfortunately this cider—which by virtue of being a cider brewed in New York has nothing to do with the famous Belgian pilsner—is a rather dull tasting affair.
Recently my family went to a wedding on Salt Spring Island. While we were there, we made a valiant effort to sample many of the local products, including this signature blend cider.