Summer Vacation; Montreal; 2015

Visiting with April and Gabriel Family Cycling down the entire Lachine Canal Montreal Alouettes game at Percival Molson Stadium River’s Edge Church Just for Laughs Festival Bagels daily String Railways, Jaipur, and Queens Necklace games The Sign of the Theotokos Orthodox Church Repercussion Theatre’s Twelfth Night in Westmount Park Microbrasserie Dieu du Ciel with Amber … [Read more…]

All Grain Brews: Inventory

I started brewing all grain beer about a year ago and since then I have brewed 14 unique styles. In my inventory I have the last 10 that I have bottled. One is fermenting and the first three are long gone. Hefeweizen: I was commissioned to brew this for a birthday party for my great … [Read more…]

Book Review: A More Christlike God (Bradley Jersak)

This is a beautiful book. Just gorgeous. Author Brad Jersak takes on the dichotomy of the angry, retributive, wrathful God and the compassionate, life-giving, sacrificial Jesus. Diving into both ancient theology and biblical understandings, Jersak explores what it means to view an unchanging God through the lens of His truest revelation, Jesus. The book is necessary … [Read more…]

Brew 10: Chocolate Hazelnut Porter

How could I not make a beer called chocolate hazelnut porter? From the Brewing Classic Styles: Grain Bill: 11.5 lbs Canadian 2-Row (1.5-2.1°L)1.5 lbs Munich (6-10°L)1 lb Crystal Light (40°L)1 lb Crystal Medium (75°L)0.75 lb Chocolate Malt (450-500°L)0.5 lb Black Malt [black patent] (500-600°L) Hops: 2 oz East Kent Goldings (3.4%) 2 oz Willamette (4.7%) … [Read more…]

Hockey Team Allegiances

The great Edmonton Oiler years in the last half of the 1980s were the milieu in which I developed a keen interest in watching hockey. From grades 5-9, I faithfully memorized the players names, numbers and stats. In junior high, several of us would surround the newspaper in the library and check the scores from … [Read more…]