Like Drinking a Forest

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.


Gary's picture
Gary on April 26, 2006 - 15:04 Permalink

I’m surprised you didn’t break into a chorus of “I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK” right there in the supermarket aisle.

Ken's picture
Ken on April 26, 2006 - 16:38 Permalink

Does every tree have it’s own beer? Maple Beer would be imbibed only during the raising of our national flag. Maple Beer, now that’s a Canadian beverage.

Mandy's picture
Mandy on April 26, 2006 - 22:18 Permalink

oh their site is great. I love it.

Marian's picture
Marian on April 27, 2006 - 18:17 Permalink

If a beer spills in a forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Oh sorry, I got carried away there for a moment…