Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Canadian Beers

We got in a few new beers from Quebec, the Canadian province that probably has the most vibrant craft beer scene in Canada. Both beers are from breweries we already carry but both are new. First is from Trou du Diable and is called La Buteuse. It is a Belgian-style triple ale, so if you are a fan of Belgian ales you should give it a shot. A bit less spicy than the Belgian versions but very good.

The second beer is from Le Saint Bock and it's called Sacrilege. This one is not for the faint of heart. It is one big, big beer. Technically it's a barrel-aged Imperial Stout, but that description does not do it justice. For starters, it has virtually no carbonation. When you pour it no head forms. You can taste a bit of carbonation but that's it. Normally that wouldn't work for me but it seems to work with this beer. It's sweeter than Imperial stouts usually are, and it has a massive body and is very complex with flavors of dried fruits, toast, smoke, candy, coffee, chocolate, brandy, and that's just for starters. Truly original.

Nobody else in this area carries these beers and quantities are limited.