160) C'est What in Toronto: Steve's Dreaded Chocolate Orange by C'est What: **1/2; very nearly a three star beer; I often think this should be served in a bowl and consumed with a spoon; the orange is subtle and overall it is thick and rich and chocolatey.
161) C'est What: Northumberland Ale by Church Key of Ontario: *1/2; a self-styled throw-back to the Canadian ales of the 1950s and 60s; it would be fair to say that this IS your father's beer, then; I found it a bit grassy, earthy; I hear tell it is a hit at the local Legion;
162) Burger Bar & Tequila Tavern in Toronto: Chuck Noris Roundhouse IPA by Taps Brewery of Ontario: **1/2; That is not a spelling mistake, just the one "R" in Norris; it does not seem to have kept the lawyers away, however, and this will soon be called Sinister Sam's Insane IPA; I may have drank one of the last glasses of Chuck Noris IPAs if this is true; strong hop aromas and flavour; it doesn't knock you over the way Smashbomb Atomic IPA does but one does not always need to be knocked over; it is a very strong IPA, in all senses of the word;
163) Burger Bar & Tequila Tavern: Augusta Ale by Kensington Brewing Company of Ontario: **; Kensington is the creation of the owner of the Burger Bar, similar to the way Ralph of the Volo has gone into brewing; best termed nano-breweries, they operate from a corner of the back of the restaurant, though I hear tell Kensington is having the Augusta brewed under contract until things are fully operational; an English style ale, moderately hopped;
164) Burger Bar & Tequila Tavern: Sgt. Major IPA by Scotch Irish Brewing of Ontario, although as mentioned earlier, this was bought up by Kichesippi of Ontario: **; faintly yeasty nose; more subtlety to this than many modern IPAs;
I checked out the Burger Bar's Spring IPA Festival after the concert; this is becoming a must visit venue for craft beer fans; knowing it would be hard to limit myself to just a couple, there were a lot of half pints today.
This is an example of where I part ways with the previously cited 1000 beers in one year project. The owner poured me a sample of a gluten-free maple bock but as it was only a couple of ounces I am not listing it here.