287/1268) Home: Winter Ale by St. Peter's Brewery of England: **; deep ruby red; malty, spiced nose; sort of like I would imagine a mulled beer to be, with a Kentish hop finish;
288/1269) Home: Mission Accomplished by Beau's All Natural Brewing of Ontario: **1/2; Wild Oats Series No. 35; a 6.7%, 65 ibu American IPA brewed with a blend of American and New Zealand hops; hazy appearance; citrus and pine notes to the nose; tangerine, tropical fruit, bitter pine flavours - an excellent AIPA; from the Best of Beau's mixed pack;
289/1270) Home: Aporkalypse Now by Hogsback Brewing Co. of Ontario: **; a 5.4% oatmeal bacon stout, brewed with, yes, bacon; the nose has notes of raspberry which I found unusual; salty, bacon flavours with faint chocolate notes;
The Best of Beau's mixed pack is like the All-star game - the beers are chosen by ballots. For the second year in a row, Burnt Rock made the team.