45/693) Get Well, Toronto: Redeem Me by Black Oak Brewery of Ontario: **1/2; on cask; this is their nut brown ale with the addition of cloves, Belgian candy sugar and champagne yeast; the sugar is not over-powering, in fact, there is a richness along side the sweetness;
46/694) Get Well, Toronto: Get Well Porter brewed at Get Well of Ontario: **; hearty roast and coffee notes; I always enjoy a good porter;
47/695) Get Well, Toronto: All Ontario Hop Ale by Duggan's Brewery of Ontario: **; now there's a name from the not so distant past; this one checks in at 7% abv; the beer list read, "...brewed at Get Well. The rest is a mystery."; very hoppy nose; like Duggan's #9 on steroids but it's not merely one dimensional over-powering hop flavours - there is a strong maltiness as well;
48/696) Sin and Redemption, Toronto: Triple by Brasserie St.-Feuillien of Belgium: **; this was in a bottle; 8.5%; pours cloudy; in addition to the usual 4 ingredients sugar and vitamin C have been added; very mild hop, citrus nose; orange & spice flavours;
Today was a Cask Social at Get Well on Dundas Street just West of Ossington. The location is terrific. It is half a block North of the Bellwoods Brewery so I was able to work some shopping into the journey.
It is also a full block North of El Almacen. a terrific South American café. I recommend the Yerba Maté. It's been a while since I required a lesson in how to consume something but it is worth the effort. Continuing the Latin American theme, not so far away, in Trinity Bellwoods Park, I located a bust of Simon Bolivar while I was searching for the albino squirrels that live there.
Get Well has a slightly unfinished look but there are loads of retro pinball machines and video games. The walls are covered with vintage photographs and portraits. I spotted Queen Alexandra, consort of King Edward VII and I also recognised King George VI's portrait.
Few places seem ready for a Cask Social in terms of having enough staff on hand but those in attendance were certainly pleasant enough. Take my advice and order two at a time at Cask Socials. In any case, I will definitely be back, although I will remember from the last time I was in the area that normally they do not open until 5PM.
There was also a concert by the Tallis Choir, hence the visit to Sin & Redemption. To my dismay, there is a new menu and the Redemption Burger is gone.
Oh yes, there were half pints today.