Tuesday, 13 August 2019

July 17, 2019

205/2806) Home:  Coastline by Fourpure Brewing of England:  *1/2; 6%, 30 ibu; a gooseberry and vanilla dry hopped sour; brewed with barley and oats as well as lactose, wheat, gooseberries and vanilla; Asian tea nose; tart with gooseberries, Asian tea, tannins; an otherwise outstanding beer ruined by souring in an attempt to be fashionable;

208/2807) Home:  Sunseeker Tangerine Pale Ale by Lake of Bays of Ontario:  *1/2; 4.7%, 30 ibu; brewed with malted barley, flaked wheat, orange peel and "natural tangerine flavour"; also Cascade, Idaho 7 and Mandarina Bavaria hops; tangerine nose; tangerine flavours with a dank edge;

July 16, 2019

205/2805) Home:  Florida Cracker by Cigar City Brewing of Florida, U.S.A.:  *1/2; 5.5%; a Belgian style white ale brewed with coriander and orange peel; also barley malt, wheat and oats; yeasty nose; orange, coriander and yeast flavours;

Monday, 12 August 2019

July 14, 2019

203/2803) Home:  Jurassic IPA by Cameron's Brewing of Ontario:  **; 6.8%, 68 ibu; brewed with Citra, Summit and Simcoe hops; citrusy nose; mango, citrus flavours;

204/2804) Home:  Trifecta Hopfenweisse by Parallel 49 Brewing of British Columbia:  **; 5%; brewed "with a trifecta of hops":   Huell Melon, Meridian and Saphir; also wheat, oats and pilsner malt; dry, herbal nose with citrus notes; citrus, cloves, jasmine tea, tannins and floral notes; quite unusual;

July 13, 2019

201/2801) Home:  Premium Pale Ale by Steam Whistle Brewing of Ontario:  **; 5%;  clear amber; in the English style; nose is mildly musty hops, leafy; bready, mild fruit to nose as it warms; ditto flavours; interesting enough that I would have another, especially on draught;

As many have pointed out their do one thing well slogan is due for an update.

202/2802) Home:  Silky by Fairweather Brewing Brewing of Ontario:  **; a 5.5% oat porter; another beer today in the English style, this time a porter; dark espresso nose; roasted malt, dark coffee flavours;

Sunday, 21 July 2019

July 9, 2019

199/2799) Home:  Summerweiss Tropical Wheat by Muskoka Brewery of Ontario:  **; 5.3%; brewed with malted barley and wheat, passionfruit and mango; hazy; both fruits are prominent in the nose; sweet but not overly so; fruity passionfruit and mango flavours; I thought I detected a touch of orange; delicious and refreshing;

200/2800) Home:  Raspberry Radler by Waterloo Brewing Co. of Ontario:  **; 2.5%; brewed with apple juice concentrate, sugar, raspberry juice, lemon juice and "natural flavours"; strong, fresh raspberry nose; raspberry is strongest but lemon adds a tartness and apple is also prominent;

Waterloo Brewing is the new name for Brick Brewing, passed at a recent shareholders' meeting.  I voted, by proxy, against.

July 8, 2019

197/2797) Home:  Max's Big Beer by Grain & Grit Beer Co. of Ontario:  **; 5.5%, 54 ibu; a Milkshake IPA with peach and vanilla brewed in support of Max's Big Ride for MD;  mild peach nose; an interesting blend of dry hops; the sweetness from vanilla largely overshadows the peaches until the sweet peach finish;

198/2798) Home:  In The Palms by Grain & Grit Beer Co. of Ontario:  **; a 6%, 90 ibu IPA with lactose; cloudy; piney, resiny nose with a sweet edge; sharp resiny notes; a bit odd;

July 7, 2019

195/2795) Home:  Pedestal (Galaxy CY18) by Badlands Brewing of Ontario:  **; 6.5%; brewed with Galaxy hops from 2018, frozen; brewed to contrast with the next entry; when I was there they were taking a poll and the 2019 version had a large lead; murky as per usual; candied citrus nose; citrus flavours with dry, earthy finish;

196/2796) Home:  Pedestal (Galaxy CY19) by Badlands Brewing of Ontario:  **1/2; 6.5%; murky; tropical and citrus nose; even sweeter citrus notes than the entry above with none of the dry earthiness; "candied hops" was how the individual at Badlands described it;