133) John Street Roundhouse in Toronto: Steam Whistle by Steam Whistle Brewing of Ontario: **; This is where Steam Whistle is brewed, in the historic roundhouse; the location has a special connection for me - my Dad worked there in 1948 (the last year the Cleveland Indians won the World Series); Steam Whistle is crisp, clean and cooling;
134) Caffe Volo in Toronto: The Great Gatsbeer by Church Key Brewing of Ontario: *1/2; a most unusual nose, reminiscent of cheese; the taste is soft, smooth and lightly fruity; yes, I did order it partly on account of the name but also because of the brewer - no one has quite the number of wildcards in their line-up as Church Key.
135) Twisted Kilt in Toronto: Nut Brown Ale by Black Oak Brewery of Ontario: **; locals will remember the location as the old site of the Bow & Arrow; on cask (this was the April Cask Social); hearty with a slight mocha after taste;
136) Twisted Kilt: IPA by Muskoka Cottage Brewery of Ontario: **1/2; subdued hop nose gets stronger as the drink goes on but very pronounced hop taste; on cask;
137) Duggans Brewery, Toronto: Bock by Duggan's Brewery of Ontario: **; not as dark as previous versions but rich taste; I took a chance that they would have this one;
Here's to the pourer who came up with the idea of half pints and to St. Mary of Egypt and St. Polycarp of Alexandria whose feast days are today;