So yesterday a Sabres legend and one of Buffalo's adopted sons, Rene Robert (pronounced ren-eh row-bear) passed away after suffering a heart attack over the weekend. He played most of 9 seasons in Buffalo with Hall of Fame center Gilbert (soft G) Perreault and should be Hall of Fame winger Rick Martin on the famed "French Connection" line. Robert was somewhat considered the glue to that line who often did the "dirty" work in the corners to allow the highly skilled puckhandler and playmaker in Perreault and the lethal goal scorer in Martin to do their thing. Although he feed of their chemistry perfectly and was no slouch on the score sheet himself as he was the first Sabre to score 100 points in 1 season. Perreault is still alive and well in Quebec while Martin suffered a heart while driving near his home in Clarence NY (my hometown) in 2011 and was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyways I know I'm rambling on but point is even though I didn't get to see them play personally these guys are folk heroes in Buffalo and I wanted to honor them in my own small way. I was thinking that I should make a French Connection brew. Problem is other than just cloning a Labbatt, which as boring as that sounds I'm probably not ready to try to pull off, I don't know what to do. I was thinking maybe like a French or Belgian style but I'd have to figure beer in Quebec would also have atleast some British influence. I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of beer in the PQ. Most of what I can find on Google is in French. I'd like to create something that these guys would have drank in the late 60s or early 70s as 19 year old after a game in the QMJHL (or whatever equivalent existed). I'd also like to try and incorporate the numbers 7 and 14 (and 11 too if possible) into the recipe. Maybe shoot for an ABV of 7.14? Anyways any input is welcome. @Craigerrr I know you're English and from Ontario but you might have the most insight into this because of proximity?