129/529) The Granite Brewery and Restaurant: Galactic Pale Ale brewed at the Granite Brewery, Toronto: **; mild floral, piney nose; mellow earthy with a nutty, bitter after taste;
130/530) The Granite: Best Bitter Special brewed at the Granite: **1/2; very much in the English style; mild session beer with notes of chocolate; this is a dry-hopped verion of the Best Bitter;
This was a Cask Social event - both offerings were on cask. I had a pleasant time chatting with a gentleman and his wife about a variety of things. I wish I could recall his name so I could give him credit for the idea that the push-back against hop bombs may be further away than I imagine. He forecasts that they will be around long enough to become our kids' Dads' beers.