As is my habit when traveling in strange lands, I surfed the cold beverages aisle of the local grocery last night here in Montreal. This time my great find was a bottle of Bière d’épinette — Spruce Beer — from local bottler Marco Beverages.
And, as you might expect from something called Spruce Beer, drinking it feels just like drinking a forest. It brought back all sorts of memories of my time in the lumber camps (although I had no such time) and was unusually refreshing.
As a special bonus, Marco’s product comes in a hearty brown glass bottle with a ye olde articulated top.
Makes me pine for the old pre-takeover Seaman’s Beverages with its cavalcade of flavours.