Sunday, 5 October 2014

Beer from the "End of the World"

"He was a wise man
who invented beer"
(attributed to Plato)

Sometimes you have to go to "The End of the World" to find good beer (pun fully intended). The name of the beer on the right, "La Fin Du Monde," translates as "The End of the World." I'm not sure what to do with the other beer, though. While it tastes great, "Maudite" translates from the French as "accursed" or "damned." Hmm.

If you're a regular visitor to this blog, you may be thinking to yourself, "I've seen one of these beers before," and you'd be right. I've previously made mention of it here back in July 2013. However that time, I had not yet become acquainted with its sister beer, the "Maudite."

Both beers in this picture come from Unibroue Breweries in Quebec, Canada. These two beers are significantly more potent, with almost double the alcohol per volume of the average run-of-the-mill common beers that many people gravitate toward. The "Maudite" comes in at 8% alcohol per volume, whereas the "La Fin Du Monde" boasts a whopping 9% alcohol per volume. In other words, one of these beers will have the same effect on you as two of the more common beers, but with significantly better taste (in my humble opinion).

Welcome to Canada, eh?

Granted, you do pay a little more for them, but as with most things in life, quality usually costs more. As someone once said, "If you're content with the oats that have already gone through the horse, they can be had a little cheaper." I bought a cheaper brand of beer recently (I don't know what I was thinking; I must have had a brain fart) and it did taste like it had already gone through the horse. Hmm, recycled beer? I must have missed that on the label. That stuff still sits in the back of the fridge.

Another interesting thing about these two bottles of beer is their size. They contain 750 ml each, or for my American friends, about 26 ounces! It sort of gives the "I only had two beer" a whole new meaning, not to mention the advantage of not having to run to the fridge as often.

Well there you have it. Anyone for a beer?

(Yes, for the faint of heart, they come in regular small bottles too).

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