Since you've made it THIS far, wondering who the eff I am.. remember to like BeerCrank.ca's Facebook page and follow me on Twitter!

So.. this is my intro page! I'm Cody Lobreau, creator and head blogger of BeerCrank.ca, formerly known as the Cranky Beer Blog. Why the Cranky Beer Blog? When I created the beer blog back in 2010, I was going through a period of depression and unemployment. I created the blog as a way to force myself to do more than just sleep all day and mope around. The focus of the blog was to not only write reviews about beers on a set timeline, but also photograph the beer so you get to see what I see, rather than using stock imagery from the brewery - this was so that I could improve my photography skills as well.

My favourite styles are typically Belgian influenced - saisons, dubbels, tripels and whatnot; IPAs are also one of my favourites - I appreciate a bitter, hop forward IPA that hits you right in the mouth, the bitter-er, the better.. but I do love a juicy New England IPA just as much.

I'm not a fan of lagers and pilsners but that's slowly changing as there's some really good pilsners being brewed now days.

Aside from BeerCrank.ca, I also have a weekly beer column titled First Draught in The Brandon Sun, one of Manitoba's most read daily newspapers. In First Draught, I use that as a medium to help get the average beer drinker to try something new, something that's not a new variety of Bud Light.

Oh, finalement, je parle franglais!

Favourite brewery: Unibroue
Favourite beer: Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve
Favourite food to pair with beer: burger with a real Quebecois poutine
Favourite place for beer tourism: Montreal
Places on my beer bucket list: Chicago, Vancouver, Oregon, San Diego, Denver, Wisconsin, Toronto, Halifax, Belgium, Germany.. everywhere (but I don't have the time/money right now!)

Since you've made it this far: I'm on Twitter at @cdnbeer and Facebook at /BEERCRANK. Cheers!