7/655) Home: Screamin' Beaver Oak Aged Double IPA by Beau's All Natural Brewing of Ontario: **1/2; this is from their Wild Oats series, number 03; has a sharp, citrusy nose and delicious, hop forward flavours; from their mix pack;
The cashier at the Queen's Quay LCBO ran to the back to get this for me - it wasn't even on the shelf yet. We had got to talking - he has actually visited the brewery. A few guys basically bought a farm and it was a slow day when he showed up so everyone sat down and had a beer.
8/656) Home: Anchor Steam Beer by Anchor Brewing Company of California: *1/2; has a biscuity, malty nose; considering who it is from, this is a bit ordinary;
Anchor dates back to 1896 but they became a force when Fritz Maytag, of that Maytag family bought the brewery in the 1960s. Often when I am enjoying a craft beer I raise my glass in a silent toast to Mr. Maytag as I might not be drinking such good beer if not for him.