Half Pints Brewing Company (and our beer collection).

6 Nov

We were in Winnipeg last week visiting some family, and we took the opportunity to make a visit to Half Pints Brewing Company. We’ve been fans of Half Pints since 2009 when we first tried their Little Scrapper IPA and their Burleywine, a seasonal brew that they are sadly not making this year.

We got a little tour of their brewery and picked up a few bottles of their ultra hoppy double IPA, Humulus Ludicrous.

The brewery is a modest size, and they’re constantly finding new ways to keep up with the growing demand for their products.

Skids of Little Scrapper IPA, ready to be distributed at Half Pints Brewery in Winnipeg MB

Brewmaster Dave checking out a batch of Stirstick Stout

Transistor 66 gig posters

Half Pints sponsors Transistor 66, a Winnipeg record label. I loved these gig posters hanging in the hall.

We tried one of the bottles of Humulus Ludicrous and even though I’m still acquiring a taste for hoppy beer, I really liked it. The other bottles are waiting patiently in our wine/beer fridge for consumption.

Speaking of our wine/beer fridge… We made some modifications to it (with some help from my Dad who actually knows how to do this kind of stuff) and we finally put it back together today and put all of our beer and wine in it. It’s quite a beautiful sight if I do say so myself:

Beer Fridge

Beer Fridge

Beer Fridge

It currently has beer brought back with us in our luggage from several countries (including some Westvelteren and Cantillion from Belgium) as well as a good stash of De Dolle and Rochefort purchased through a wonderful new relationship with a private importer. I will admit that we’re lacking in the local craft beer area, but we drink enough of that when we’re out at bars in Toronto. When we’re at home we like to pretend that we’re at a well-stocked bar in Belgium. :)

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2 Responses to “Half Pints Brewing Company (and our beer collection).”

  1. Sandi Yacobucci (owner) November 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    Looks like you need to have a party to “use up” your surplus beer supply–take it from one who used to work for a brewery. Beer only keeps for 3 months so drink up folks

  2. Lucas November 13, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    The beer collection looks awesome! And way to go with the label-cap colour oriented packaging!

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