A taste of beer!

The journey of a thousand beers starts with one sip.

For the last year I have been trying various beers in hopes of learning about the drink that I have been drinking for the last 13 years. I realize that there is no particular type of beer that I prefer (despite the name of the blog). I just simply relish savouring each beer and trying to understand why it tastes the way it does.

I have dabbled a little in home brewing in hopes of understanding the process and origin of the flavours that I am tasting. I used a pre-made grain kit and made 9 bottles. It took 4 hours of hard work, 1 month wait and a surprising level of attention to detail but in the end it was worth every minute.  I was amazed at how hard the process was and at the nuances that were involved in developing its flavours. This has given me a profound respect for all brewmasters and the art of creating a great tasting beer.

Who Am I?

I am from Montréal and my tastes have been influenced by some of our best local beers. This blog will surely lean towards Montreal’s local brews and brewpubs. Don’t worry, there are plenty of local pubs and I will be trying bottles from wherever I can get them.

I have made this blog to share my findings with fellow beer drinkers. If there is something that I like almost as much as beer it’s talking about beer! Whether it is in a pub, on a beach, at home or on the interwebs, I love discussing beer! So I invite you to share some of your favourite beers and to let me know what you think of my blog.

Cheers and À votre santé!

Matt