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Montreal’s oldest beer is rediscovered at “L’Affaire Hart”

The Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM), Montreal’s keeper of Jewish history and culture,  provided a unique opportunity to not just learn about Quebec's Jewish history, but to experience it with their event ‘L'Affaire Hart,’ named after a newly-rediscovered beer recipe. With the help of Réservoir Artisanal Brewery and the Hart family, the MJM recreated one… Keep Reading

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Saving Gerts: McGill’s drinking prowess can be harnessed for good

McGill’s binge-drinking culture has often, correctly, been cast in a negative light. It’s unhealthy, it hinders discretion, and events like Power Hour aren’t exactly resumé friendly. However, there may be a way to harness McGill’s drinking prowess for good. When it comes to the campus bar, Gerts, students may be able to fund their student… Keep Reading

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Home Brewing 101

For beer drinkers, a specific brand often holds a special place in one’s heart. For students, this brand is usually available at any depanneur. It is reliable, delicious, and—most importantly—cheap. For those looking to forgo the label, do-it-yourself brewing is becoming increasingly popular. Equipped with an at-home brewing kit and a bit of determination, even students… Keep Reading

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Montreal’s 22nd annual Beer Fest brews up fun

The Mondial de la Bière took place from June 10-14 at the Palais des Congrès. The festival's name recalls global-level soccer competitions, but there's little in the way of contest here. The mandate of "Beer Fest"—as English-speakers refer—is to bring beer-related fun and knowledge to the Montreal community. Beer Fest was founded in 1994 by… Keep Reading

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Off the board: Our Wednesday night affair

McGill students have recently found themselves a steamy new Wednesday night mistress. It would appear that weeknight beer-drinking types have left Gerts, a McGill institution,  in favour of a newer, larger establishment—Ace Bar and Grill. This Winter, Gerts has felt the painful backlash of its once loyal customers leaving its  bar in favor of a… Keep Reading

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Meeting the bands of OAP week 2

Blank Bullets When I sat down to talk to guitarists Peter Baylis and Joe Peplowski of the Montreal-based alternative rock band Blank Bullets, there was one pressing question on my mind. “Yeah, there’s a guy at work who always calls me Littlefinger,” laughed Baylis when I asked him if people bring up the resemblance his… Keep Reading

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