148/796) Dundas Square, Toronto: Bamboo Beer by Bamboo Beer Ltd. of Ontario: *1/2; served in a tin - I didn't ask for a glass, only partly owing to the fact that I didn't see any available; this tent and product launch were part of the Filipino Making Waves Festival; it is a 5% lager brewed with hops, malted barley and bamboo; it's a tiny bit sweet. otherwise not so different from any number of lagers, but it was refreshing on this Saturday in July;
Reading later about the Bamboo Beer launch I realized that I narrowly avoided rubbing shoulders with Boy Trudeau who arrived a bit earlier than I did.
Further north, they were giving away a tinned Vodka soda of some description. Oddly enough, there was no riot going on as a result of the news and, yes, I was "carded" but they might have been doing that to everyone. I chose to take it home for my wife instead of drinking it, though people were doing so on the street. I am not convinced it is legal in Toronto to walk around the streets drinking Vodka coolers but perhaps it is punishment enough when, say, the Volo is so close by.
Yes, I pinched the tin.