213/861) C'est What: Rosin Bag by Left Field Brewery of Ontario: *1/2; 6.5% abv; grapefruit nose; slightly resiny with a touch of tropical fruit hoppiness;
Left Field has quickly become one of my favourite brewers. So much so that on my Golden Tap Awards ballot, I entered them for an Editors' Circle Award as best newcomer. I still haven't tried Maris* but I am looking forward to it, much the way I do to any Left Field offering. Yes, baseball historians, there is an asterisk after the name Maris.
214/862) C'est What: Gingerbread Winter Ale by Flying Monkeys of Ontario: **; 7.6% abv; it really does smell just like gingerbread; very warming with gingery flavours;
215/863) C'est What: Platform 13 IPA by Railway City Brewing of Ontario: **; 6.7% abv; mildly grapefruity against a malty backbone; bitter hoppy after taste;
216/864) C'est What: Autumn Hop IPA by Amsterdam Brewery of Ontario: **; 5.5% abv; this is Amsterdam's Harvest Ale; pleasantly hopped but not over-powering;
217/865) C'est What: Old Kentucky Bastard by Nickel Brook of Ontario: **1/2; 10.5% abv; another barrel-aged selection; sweet, bourbon nose; a complex blend of alcohol, coffee, bourbon and espresso;
218/866) C'est What: Corduroy IPA by Northwinds Brewery of Ontario: *1/2; 6.1% abv; I found the hops were over-powered by the sweet maltiness;
219/867) C'est What: Tilt Ale by Kensington Brewing Company of Ontario: *; 4.4% abv; this pinball themed wheat ale didn't really work for me; wheaty nose; rather bland;
220/868) C'est What: Rhyme and Reason by Collective Arts of Ontario: *1/2; 5.7%; crisp malty summer lager; Rhyme and Reason is best known for its label art which is not terribly easy to attest to on draught;
This was the second night of C'est What's Festival of Craft Brewers. I was dining with my wife so I behaved a bit better. Save for the first one (I was pretty sure I would like it) these were all three ounce samples.