Archive for the ‘beer’ Category

In January, I took a series of trips to three different workshops, and brought home the following three souvenirs. Aussois, France: Piste Noire Bière Amère (bitter), Brasserie de Cimes Zinal, Switzerland: Rousse, Sierrvoise Gyöngyöstarján, Hungary: Szürkebarát Olaszrizling, Mátra In the actual seminars, one of the more educational presentations was by a Hungarian, but not in Hungary; Gábor […]


Today I discovered two things I was previously pretty sure did not exist: a beer store and a bulk spice store in Lausanne. This, despite my extensive searches for the very same items in the last few months! This, despite the fact that I was just trying to buy coffee. No doubt this is exactly how […]


I am now in Copenhagen where I gave a talk at the European Symposium on Algorithms. This conference has been excellent and I got to see a laser show last night at Tivoli, a very old amusement park. On the way here I had a very long stopover in Brussels, where as it turns out, […]


With my new camera I have an album of a few photos to show off from the weekend. On Friday night I went to The Wax in Kitchener and took some photos along the way home; Saturday night was C’est What in Toronto and imbibed several tasty beers, including Hop Addict, Peppermint Porter, Homegrown Hemp […]


I looked for some information today on Toronto breweries so that I could visit a couple with my brother. Here’s the lineup of what I found: Steam Whistle (near CN tower; visit it before it turns into a Leon’s!) Granite Brewery (Yonge & Mt. Pleasant) Amsterdam Brewery (Lakeshore & Bathurst) Great Lakes Brewery (Queensway & […]


1) Got to see the Simpsons movie. I think it was better than the Family Guy movie but not as good as South Park… now I’m just waiting for Futurama. 2) Went to the Brick Brewery’s “Red Baron” Lounge with brother, his girlfriend and another friend. Combined two of my favourite things: beer and free […]