// Charlie Biddiscombe

Choose your own beer adventure

Beer drinking is naturally an indoor activity, save for lovely summer afternoons on the deck. Sitting around a table and talking to friends while enjoying a couple glasses of your favourite beer can ...
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Are you worthy?

When the label declares you unworthy, you know you’re dealing with one bad-ass beer. But when the name of that beer is Arrogant Bastard, it also has a reputation to live up to. Actually, this b...
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A year in brew

As I sit and contemplate the year that was, quietly sipping a glass of the 2015 vintage of Alley Kat’s Olde Deuteronomy Barley Wine, released just a few weeks ago in anticipation of the holiday...
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The secret world of Denison’s

If I told you the Toronto Maple Leafs were going to win the Stanley Cup, would you believe me? Probably not, and for good reason. If I told you one of the world’s best Hefeweizens was brewed in...
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Hype or reality?

Quebec is renowned for its creative beer scene. With hip pubs and adventurous brewers like Dieu du Ciel and Unibroue, La belle province has a beer culture unlike any other in Canada; we only get a sm...
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An unlikely match

Beer and chocolate are not normally viewed as a good mix. Beer is known for its graininess and hop bitterness, neither of which are particularly well-matched to chocolate—some darker beers do pair we...