183/2001) Home: Pale Rider by Amsterdam Brewery of Ontario: *1/2; a 4.2% dry hopped lager; brewed with El Dorado and Amarillo hops; forward hoppy nose; opens with hops, quickly grainy lager notes take over with a hoppy finish; unusual;
184/2002) Home: Anniversary Ale Limited Release by Moosehead Breweries of New Brunswick: **; 5.7%; celebrating 150 years of brewing by Moosehead and 150 years of Canadian Confederation; brewed with all Canadian ingredients including Galena, Columbus, Cascade, Chinook hops; notes of Asian tea, mildly astringent finish;
A number of years ago, my wife's cousin took us to a "Canadian pub" in London, England. They served the original Moosehead. I remember being so convinced that I was the problem on being nonplussed that I actually ordered a second pint.