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.
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:
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.