Sunday, 5 October 2014

August 18, 2014

187/1168) Stone City Ales, Kingston:  12 Star Session Ale by Stone City Ales of Ontario:  **;  4.8%, 35 ibu;  citrusy nose;  bitter hop notes;

188/1169) Stone City Ales, Kingston:  Arabella Super Saison by Stone City Ales of Ontario:  *1/2;  7.5%, 25 ibu;  sweet yeasty nose;  peppery, spicy with a sweet finish;

189/1170) Stone City Ales, Kingston:  Yew-Es-Eh! by Stone City Ales of Ontario:  **1/2;  5.5%, 45 ibu;  an American Pale Ale;  grapefruity nose; delicious hop flavours;  dry, astringent finish;

190/1171) Kingston Brewing Company, Kingston:  Dragon's Breath Pale Ale by Kingston Brewing Company of Ontario:  *1/2;    an English style IPA;  mild British type hop nose; malty flavours;

This is distinct from their Dragon's Breath Real Ale, and for anyone who remembers, I think it is also distinct from Dragon's Breath Pale Ale by Hart Brewing but I could be wrong about that.  I hear tell it is brewed by McAuslan of Quebec which would explain the British feel to it.  I long for KBC's peanut pasta between visits.  I hope no one reading is allergic.

191/1172) Kingston Brewing Company, Kingston:  Dunkelnacht by Kingston Brewing Company of Ontario:  **;  roasty nose;  flavours of chocolate and bananas;  banana notes are especially present in the finish;

We missed Nicholas Pashley by a day at Stone City, according to his Twitter messages.  The bar snacks were complimentary.  How can you beat that?  Absolutely worth several return visits.

They had announced that they would be closed the next day in order to catch up on beer production.  I can only hope that they are ready for the return of the students to Queen's University.

Flights are a great idea.

If you think it couldn't get better, the music is supplied by a turntable.  They had Brian Eno's Another Green World in perfect condition.

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