Today I’m reviewing a beer that seems to be having an identity crisis. The brewery’s name and beer names are in French, with a beer style from Scotland, using some ingredients from Canada. It would probably make more sense if I told you that the brewery was based in Quebec though, so let’s start over.
Dieu du Ciel!
Based in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada, Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! was founded in 1998 and has made a name for itself by producing some extremely good beers with extremely artistic sounding names, and has brewed at least one beer in almost every conceivable style since it opened.
It seems sort of appropriate to be writing about a beer called Péché Mortel around the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition - which, incidentally, occurred on Dec. 5, 1933. You see, Prohibition sought to quell cultural vices in an effort to slow what some saw as the moral decline of American society. Ban the booze, they said, and we'd all be the better for it. As it turned out, they couldn't have been more wrong.