hist-brewing: hello from Montreal
certainkindoffool at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 13:10:00 PDT 2009
Wow, sounds great! I would like to try it. Too bad it isn't imported to
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Deborah Wood <garwood2 at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Blanche brewed with wormwood
> Micro-Brasserie du Lievre
> The Micro-Brewery is located in northern Quebec in Mount Laurier, and
> consists of a Motel, Restaurant and Brewery all on one site.
> You can visit their website at;
> The beer is called;
> La Blanche À L'Absinthe
> Designed by the brewery owner Jonothan Sabourin. Typical all grain
> style Blanche, easy to drink, pleasing herbal aftertaste. They also
> brew a ginger beer, and a beer with carrots in the mash and which
> reflects the sense of humor of the brewery owner. Lievre in French
> translates as Jack Rabbit. As with all herbs, you need to test the
> strength before you brew an industrial sized batch to accurately
> calculate quantities, and have a predictable flavor profile.
> I tasted the Blanche seasoned with wormwood on tap for the first time
> at The Mondial de la Bière in June 2008, it is now available in 341 ml
> bottles and only distributed in Quebec. You can see a photo of the
> label on their web site.
> Deborah Wood
> Le 09-04-01 à 09:21, MadTaz1 at aol.com a écrit :
> > Since wormwood is supposedly the "active" ingredient in absinthe
> > this would add another interesting round of discussion. How is it
> > promoted?
> > In a message dated 4/1/2009 8:14:13 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> garwood2 at sympatico.ca
> > writes:
> > So not many people are writing about historic brewing these days, but
> > up here in Quebec there have been some interesting commercial beers
> > appearing that are brewed without hops. Usually they are made by
> > smaller craft breweries that do not have long term contracts to obtain
> > hops supplies.
> > Example; Microbrasserei du Lievre in Mont Laurier has brewed a Blanche
> > seasoned with wormwood. Well balanced, easy to drink, technically it
> > is a gruit, although it is designed to be be drunk by ordinary people
> > who just want to drink a refreshing Blanche.
> > Deborah Wood
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