Brewsing 10/20/16

So far, this trip has done me good. SO GOOD. I have been lucky enough to get my hands on some pretty amazing beers and ciders! Now if only I could figure out a way to get some of these … Continue reading

Winesday Wednesday 8/12/15

Happy WW folks!


Quick little check-in here. My mom is in town and I’m enjoying hanging out with her and Wes (and Tyler!)

I’m still on a cider kick, and Tyler brought home a can of Crazy Beard Wild Apple Ale (I will call it a cider, but it’s actually a malt beverage) From the website: Crazy Beard is actually a malt beverage, made from malted barley specifically. The natural apple flavour is, of course similar to many ciders, but less sweet. Crazy Beard was crafted to have the initial aroma and taste of a cider but the finish of an easy drinking beer using the power of hop extracts. We say, it “Cuts like a cider and lands like a beer.”

beer can isolated on a white background; Shutterstock ID 110513867

beer can isolated on a white background; Shutterstock ID 110513867

The aroma of this beverage is ON POINT. It seriously smells amazing and I think that was a huge contributing factor in its ease of consumption. Well that and it tasted pretty awesome- way better than how you normally think a malt beverage tastes. It doesn’t leave that hairy feeling on your teeth and has a real smooth finish.

Crap, my mouth is totally watering for one now.

If you see these on the shelves of your local liquor store, I definitely recommend you give it a try!

PS: Sorry for the really short post!

PPS: What are YOU drinking lately?!!

Winesday Wednesday 7/29/15


Hi friends! It’s probably more like Thirsty Thursday by the time you’re reading this, but at least I remembered to post! BTW, staying home with a baby has really gotten me to like the Today show- especially the 4th hour with Kathy Lee and Hoda.


Sound advice, I should try that some time.

Anyhoo, on to Winesday Wednesday! This week, I have TWO newbies to share with you!


First up, Brickworks Ciderhouse. From the website: Batch 1904 is a UK style dry, tart cider with a refreshing full apple finish. We only use one ingredient: 100% Ontario hand picked heritage apples: the best Niagara and Georgian Bay have to offer. Our apples travel no further than 300 kilometers, from the tree to our cider house in Toronto; a benchmark for local food and sustainability.

At first, I didn’t think I was going to like it because A) I had never heard of it before, and B) It was in a can. BUT- it was SO GOOD. Not too dry and not too sweet. This is one of those ciders that should be enjoyed ice cold. Mmmm, now my mouth is watering for one. Which means I should probably head back to the store and see if they have any left. Well worth the $4/can price tag. I like supporting the smaller companies, too!


Second, is Angry Orchard’s Iceman. From the website: Inspired by the tradition of Ice Ciders in Quebec, Iceman uses the process of freezing the juice from culinary and bittersweet apples to produce a rich, complex and unique cider with a crisp apple taste and notes of caramel and toffee. This cider is sweet but not cloying. The addition of oak-aging yields a smooth and pleasing vanilla character. The result is a perfectly balanced, full-flavored cider that delights the palate with clean apple notes and a lingering toffee finish. 10% ABV


I enjoyed a glass of this while I took a bath on Sunday. And I am just now realizing that it was 10%ABV which explains the buzz I got from one glass! I really enjoyed this cider and it was really neat to learn the process for this particular batch, Will definitely purchase again!

What are you drinking this week?

PS: Can you tell I’m on a cider kick? What should I go to next?