One of my coworkers moved back to Quebec this past summer, but still works with us remotely. Our interactions are now mostly limited to instant messenger conversations, but lately we’ve been able to bond over our mutual interest in beer. Jerome is lucky to live near Montreal, the Canadian hotbed of interesting craft beer. One of the breweries we both enjoy is Dieu Du Ciel, who brew very interesting beers.
One of the guys at Brewery Creek recommended them to me, so I bought one of each of the six brews available. Dieu Du Ciel (God of the sky) also gives their beers sweet names, not that this has anything to do with the beer itself, but it’s a nice touch. The six I tried are:
- Corne du diable (Horn of the devil): 6.5% American IPA that I enjoyed very much, pleasantly hoppy for an East coast beer.
- Dernière Volonté (Last will): 6.5% Belgian abbey style blonde, which I also enjoyed.
- Fumisterie (Smoke screen): 5.5% hemp ale, enjoyable, but smoked flavors aren’t my bag.
- Péché Mortel (Mortal Sin): 9.5% Imperial coffee stout, intense roasted coffee flavors, very interesting, but a bit too heavy for my liking.
- Rosée d’hibiscus (Pinkish Hibiscus): 5% hibiscus flower wit, quite possibly the girliest beer I’ve ever come across (besides Bud Light), but I really enjoyed this wit and look forward to sipping a few more this summer.
- Route des épices (Spice route): 5% peppercorn rye beer, tasted like a (good) pale ale with added pepper, too much pepper in my opinion.
You’ll notice that Dieu Du Ciel doesn’t brew your average beers. Even though I found them hit or miss, I love what Dieu Du Ciel is doing with their beer. They are going all out, you love it or you hate it, but the ones you love are masterpieces. The beer menu at the brewpub can only be considered epic, check it out. I’m hoping to make a trip out to Montreal in the not too distant future. Care to join me for a beer Jerome?