74/722) Sarah's Café & Bar, Toronto: Market Pale Ale by Amsterdam Brewing of Ontario: **; a moderately (by recent standards) hopped ale;
I got off the subway and Greenwood instead of Woodbine and by the time I discovered my mistake I had pretty much missed a Richard III Society of Canada meeting so I eased my sorrows with Sarah's cheese board. It is pretty terrific, by the way. I got off at the wrong "wood" a number of years ago going to an RIII meeting at a different location. I need to be more careful.
75/723) Linsmore Hotel, Toronto: Cascade Hop Ale by Alexander Keith's of Ontario: **; I learned today this variety of hops was named for the Cascade Mountains; citrusy nose with moderate hop flavours;
The Linsmore is marginally gentrified since my last visit. The Cascade was a surprise and they serve Labatts 50 in pint glasses, not just those tiny one dollar glasses. At one time they only had two taps: 50 and 50.
I won't say it's overly posh yet. The loo is still crowded with two people and while I waited outside a regular walked up behind me, scoffed, and strode into the Ladies'. Not much chance for him to be interrupted. The only lady in attendance was working behind the bar which I gather is the usual state of affairs.