Monthly Archives: August 2008

AHU: Beers have families too

Originally published in The McGill Daily on November 8, 2007. This is the inaugural edition of my column, All Hopped Up, in the Daily.

In Quebec we have the curious propensity to name beers by their colour. Walk into any bar in Montreal, name an autumnal hue – rousse, dorée, cuivrée, noir, blanche, blonde, et cetera – and you’ll soon be tasting that colour’s manifestation in beer. Talk about synesthesia. Continue reading


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