Many brewers recognize winter as the perfect season for strong, spiced ales and you are likely to see many strong seasonal ales on the shelves just in time for your holiday table.
Personally, I cannot imagine my holidays without one of the delicious ales from Unibroue, my favourite brewery. I hope that you, too, will find the excellence in Unibroue beers and make them an essential part of your holidays and your general beer diet!
From Unibroue Brewery (one of Quebec’s best breweries!) comes Maudite: one of my ultimate favourite ales to enjoy during the winter. Luckily, it’s not seasonal and can be purchased at any time of the year…
The name Maudite – meaning “The Damned” – comes from the folktale Le Chasse-galerie, or “The Bewitched Canoe.” This French-Canadian folktale tells a story of pioneer lumberjacks who struck a deal with the devil on New Year’s eve in order to fly their canoe across the sky. The bewitched canoe flew the lumberjacks back home to see their sweethearts and then back to work the next morning.