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Chicagoist's "Beer of the Week": La Fin du Monde

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Nov 29, 2006 4:00PM

2006_11_fin_medaillon.gifNow that we're over last week's self-inflicted tryptophan coma, we can return to the normal business at hand. With tomorrow's happy hour fast approaching, we would be remiss to not post a "BotW," since you readers do have a history of drinking an establishment out of certain beers when we throw a party. Thankfully, Quencher's has a glut of both domestic and imported beers for you to choose from.

Your mission tomorrow, in addition to Live Band Karaoke, is to raise a glass of La Fin du Monde with Chicagoist. This Belgian-style golden ale from Quebec is simply perfection in fermented form. Weighing in at a hearty 9 percent alcohol, this beer is a spicy brew, with what the brewer calls a "champagne-like effervescence" and a "vigorous prescence in the mouth." Some of you might need a cold shower after reading that description.

Hyperbole aside, La Fin du Monde is an amazing beer. Its spiciness and dry finish make it a perfect pairing with wild game dishes and sharp cheeses. It also holds a special place in our heart; La Fin du Monde was the first beer we had when we moved to Bridgeport (what seems like a lifetime ago) at the late, lamented Puffer's. A couple of those a night allowed us to get through the shock of leaving the north side a little bit easier.

When most drinkers think of Canadian beer, they think of LaBatt, Molson, or Moosehead. La Fin du Monde will change your perception of Canadian beers and is worthy of mention among the world's finest ales. It's also worthy of recognition as Chicagoist's "Beer of the Week".