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IF YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BEER YOU WOULD LIKE TO LIST HERE AS A RECOMMENDATION TO OTHERS WHO VISIT THE ROGUE, THEN LEAVE A COMMENT AND I WILL POST IT UP…… AS LONG AS IT ISN’T MADE BY MOLSON OR LABATT OR ESPECIALLY SLEEMANS (SPECIAL RING OF HELL RESERVED FOR THAT MUCK) OR ANY OF THOSE OTHER CANADIAN BEER WHORES WHO BASICALLY SELL URINE IN A BOTTLE…….

My local wateringhole – The Garrison Pub, in the interests of working with the coming depression in Calgary, has designed a new $5 pint! I am told it’s lager (booo!) but custom brewed in BC by a small purveyor of such things. rest assured that wen it’s available for testing, I will report on it’s pedigree in these pages.

Here is an interesting new entry into the “worth the effort” category. This is a cheap lager made in Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada. Cheap and cheerful. Cheap beers taste as you would expect, but I can tell you that this stuff is a great beer if you are drinking them all day.

Here is a beer I used to really like, but sadly is never available here anymore in the wasteland….. Who could turn down a strong Kentish Ale?

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This is a beer made by Brewsters, and one doesn’t expect much from this sort of urban ass soup brewhouse…. but they make this rasberry wheat ale that is in the top drawer:

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Who could list favorite beers and leave out the kingpin of them all:

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Our Ottawa Bureau Chief has used his keen eye and even keener taste buds to identify another beer worthy of kings. DEAD GUY ALE….. what in the name of all that is beer holy is a 64 oz “Growler”????

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“Happened to be checking the LCBO inventory on Wednesday and saw they had this in stock, so picked up a six pack on the way home last night.

http://www.rogue.com/beers/dead-guy-ale.php

The label has a skeleton with a beehive hat – supposedly in honour of the Mayan Day of the Dead (Nov 1).  I read in a review somewhere that the label is supposed to glow in the dark, but have not confirmed this.  It’s strong beer, 6.6%, somewhat sweet, possibly fruity, with a definite large hoppy finish.  Had one, but probably could have finished the six pretty easy.

Will keep an eye open for new Rogue arrivals.

Saw they also have Beau’s Lug Tread in stock, this usually flies off the shelves.  This is worth buying just for the bottle (ceramic quart with a bail type top)…..”


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