Sunday, 11 August 2013
July 20, 2013
153/801) Monk's Kettle, Etobicoke: Green Man by Flying Monkeys of Ontario: **; an India Pale Lager; my receipt read Little Green Man but the chalkboard read Green Man and that is what the bartender called it; floral nose; sweet, gingerly floral hoppiness with a bitter aftertaste;
154/802) Monk's Kettle, Etobiocke: Barn Raiser by Oast House Brewers of Ontario: *1/2; an American Pale Ale; floral hoppiness; not so hoppy to the taste, in fact it is rather sweet;
I was in need of a drink at this point. I had attended a recital at a Catholic church in the west end of Parkdale, which is to say the as yet un-gentrified part. The priests and deacons were out in full force to enjoy the music and I have to say they were some pretty rough looking fellows. It was intimidating to see a group of men resembling prize fighters, clad in white collars and long black robes standing on the steps of a church smoking. They looked quite menacing.