15/1289) Home: Old Tomorrow Pale Ale by Old Tomorrow of Ontario: **; 4.9%; brewed with Canadian barley and rye, old and new world hops; rye bite to nose; rye and malted barley duke it out in taste; dry, bitter old world hop finish;
This was brewed in honour of Sir John A. MacDonald. Had I been thinking I would have consumed this on the 11th, which was his 200th birthday. It is entirely possible that it earned an extra half star on sentiment.
16/1290) Home: Sorachi Ace by Brooklyn Brewery of New York, U.S.A.: **; 7.6%; bottle refermented; brewed with the usual ingredients plus sugar; an unfiltered farmhouse ale with Sorachi Ace hops; cloudy, dark yellow; nose is lemony, tea-like; quite unlike a typical farmhouse; there is a hint of pepper but also tannin and citrus notes;