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2015-12-19 01:42 PM
DSgamby CSN WINE & SPIRITS | WINE & SPIRITS
2015-12-19 01:06 PM
ShaneKing
Maisel Weisse

I've found what I believe is the best near beer I've ever consumed at an Original Joes here in Victoria, B.C. It is called Maisel Weisse Alcohol Free - a Belgian wheat beer. Has anyone got a line on where this product can be purchased online here in Canada?
Thanks in advance.

Shane King
2015-02-28 12:15 AM
Mozza
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Originally Posted by eljay View Post
It never occurred to me. But a quick Google makes it seem like there's a bit of work involved, which means I likely won't do it because, well, I'm kinda lazy.
Brewing your own beer is cheap, rewarding and a bit of fun.
2015-02-27 11:09 PM
eljay It never occurred to me. But a quick Google makes it seem like there's a bit of work involved, which means I likely won't do it because, well, I'm kinda lazy.
2015-02-27 08:29 PM
Mozza Ever thought of brewing your own?
2015-02-26 01:15 PM
eljay Thanks for the article. I look forward to more quality options (as opposed to more Exel-like options) becoming available.

I also hope to find more good-quality de-alc wines. So far, I've only found one decent white.

And some passable whisky or bourbon would be nice, too.

(This stuff - Arkay - exists but, by all accounts, it's pretty bad. That said, I may try a bottle of their Scotch...to find out for myself just how bad that is. )
2015-02-26 12:54 PM
Exid0r Further to the topic at hand...

Can Nonalcoholic Beer Save Big Brewers?

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Beer giants have been contending in recent years with saturation in what are traditionally their biggest markets -- the U.S. and Western Europe -- as drinkers turn increasingly to craft brews and boozier spirits. With options for growth limited to buying craft breweries or creating new craft-like brews, big-name beer makers are looking to corner the market on drinks that have little or no alcohol.
2014-03-10 10:35 AM
reddwarf While this isn't as low as 0.5% ABV, the Bellwoods Stay Classy India Session Ale is 2.3%. It's quite good for such a low ABV. Flavourful with a nice aroma. The second version is circulating around Toronto at the moment. It's a little less thin and they've added Citra hops which gives it a little more character in addition to the Nelson Sauvin hops.
2014-03-09 03:59 PM
eljay A couple of weeks ago, on my way to visit my buddies in Oakville & Grimsby, I swung by PremiumNearBeer's depot in Brampton (just north of the 407) to pick up my order:
- one case of Krombacher Weizen and one of Pilsener; and
- a mixed-case containing two each of 12 different (near) beers.

Here's my take on the one's I've tried so far:
Krombacher - Weizen Alkoholfrei (5/5)
- Rich wheat-beer body, with delicious citrus-y flavour and a clean finish.
- Very nice, and even better than the Erdinger.

Krombacher - Alkoholfreies Pilsener (4/5)
- Crisp, clean, a little fizzy but quite nice!
- This promises to be a good patio beer.

Sagres - Sem Álcool (3/5)
- Light, with mild fizziness and pleasant bitterness.
- I look forward to trying a cold one of these on a hot day.

Clausthaler - Premium Classic Non-alcoholic (3/5)
- Light, with mild fizziness and bitterness.
- Tastes like a milder and more pleasant Becks or Grolsch. Nice.

Unicer - Super Bock Dark (3/5)
- Light, smooth, with a nice molasses flavour to the body and a very mild bitterness.
- Interesting, but not really much of a dark beer.

Clausthaler - Golden Amber Non-alcoholic (3/5)
- Light, thin, with mild fizziness and bitterness.
- It looks better than it tastes, and although it's not bad, it's not particularly interesting, either.

Gerstel - Alkoholfrei (2/5)
- Light, quite fizzy, mild, uninteresting.
- Not much different from a Molson Exel.
2013-12-01 08:03 PM
eljay
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Originally Posted by Exid0r
Jordan St.John recommends several brands in the article.
Thanks for the link. The article refers to Premiumnearbeer.com - I think I'll give 'em a call next time I head down to the Oakville area to visit my buddies, and see if I can pick up a couple of cases of something interesting.

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Originally Posted by Jake
Eljay I didn't see Butter Beer on that list?

I joke but there are actually recipes out there.
I've never heard of butter beer, but it sounds (and the recipes sure make it seem) artery-clogging tasty!

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Also, I seem to recall you being a fine single malt Scotch drinker. Your friends were indeed lucky!
I was, and they were! They got some good Scotch, bourbon and port, and quite a few bottles of nice red wine.

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My neighbor is nursing and was a beer lover. She said the other day she really misses beer. Especially when the boys get together with a growler of Ashton Vanilla Stout or a Tom Green milk stout.
My sympathies to your neighbour.

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Thanks for the Kichesippi tip.
You're welcome. I hope you and/or your guests enjoy it as much as I do.
2013-12-01 07:33 PM
Jake Eljay I didn't see Butter Beer on that list?

I joke but there are actually recipes out there.

Also, I seem to recall you being a fine single malt Scotch drinker. Your friends were indeed lucky!

My neighbor is nursing and was a beer lover. She said the other day she really misses beer. Especially when the boys get together with a growler of Ashton Vanilla Stout or a Tom Green milk stout.

Ok so the next time I am hosting I will be able to pull something from here.

Thanks for the Kichesippi tip.
2013-12-01 03:45 PM
Exid0r From The Toronto Sun - Sunday, December 01, 2013 :

Best non-alcoholic beers

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It turns out that removing the alcohol from beer does interesting things to the flavour profile. The unfermented sugars come out higher in the mix, meaning that the hint of grain you might have gotten on the aroma turns into grain tea. Since many of the brands that offer a de-alcoholized version are German, the bottles are green glass and the hops skunk out because of the UV light exposure. In some cases, the sour lager yeast finish becomes accentuated.
Jordan St.John recommends several brands in the article.
2013-11-10 04:29 AM
CamDAB Now we just need a great source for non-alcohol Wine / Champagne... :-)

Cameron
2013-11-04 10:33 PM
eljay
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Premium Near Beer Aims to Offer Canada’s Best Selection of Non-Alcoholic Beer
I like the sound of that! Thanks for the info!
2013-11-04 07:24 PM
Exid0r Canadian Beer News just posted an article on that topic:

Premium Near Beer Aims to Offer Canada’s Best Selection of Non-Alcoholic Beer

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The shop currently offers 14 brands of beer with alcohol levels of 0.5% or lower, with selections including award winners Clausthaler Premium and Brew Dog Nanny State, along with alcohol-free versions of such well known brands as Krombacher, Sagres and Weihenstephan. More brands are planned to be added in coming months.

Delivery is by the case – including a mixed pack featuring all of the available brands – and is currently limited to the Greater Toronto Area, with a Canada-wide rollout planned for 2014.
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