This was so much harder to put together than our recent Canadian Whiskey taste off. Canadian beer is pretty darn hard to find here. Originally, I had wanted to pit Molson Canadian against Moosehead but I really could not find anyone selling the Canadian here.
A trip to the beach last week meant we could stop at Total Wine and More, our local 'everything' liquor store...much more selection than, say, Bevmo...so I was able to put together three bottles from our neighbors to the north.
The contenders...Labatt Blue, a pilsner from Toronto; Moosehead, a lager from St. John's; and Blanche de Chambly from Unibroue in Quebec.
Moosehead was the smooth, skunky smelling beer I remember from my younger days. It's good, it's smooth, but the importing time in those green bottles definitely skunks the beer.
The less said about Labatt the better. Just nothing to taste there at all.
Unibroue's Blanche de Chambly, a Belgian style white ale, was delicate, flowery, and delicious. A great beer for a hot day where...as you can see in our video above...it was 84 degrees when we tasted.
Watch the video above for more in depth reactions, we'll catch you next time.