65/1339) Harbord House: Sir Nigel's Brown Ale by Junction Craft Brewing of Ontario: **; 5%;, 24 ibu; very murky, like chocolate milk - or mud - with a mildly hoppy nose, which I found surprising; mildly sweet with rich hazelnut flavours;
66/1340) Harbord House: Octopus Wants To Fight by Great Lakes Brewing of Ontario: **1/2; 6.2%, 88 ibu; brewed with eight malts and eight hops; someone tried to sell it to me as sessionable; cloudy; grapefruit and tropical fruit nose; citrusy flavours with tropical notes; someone thought they tasted Juicy Fruit gum;
A Google Image search of "Octopus wants to fight", or even "drunk octopus wants to fight" is rewarded with a photo of the graffiti that tickled the fancy of someone at Great Lakes. This was subsequently available for take away from the brewer:
67/1341) Harbord House: Pompous David by Great Lakes Brewery of Ontario: **; opaque; hoppier than I remember Pompous Ass being; rich malty nose; mild cigarette like smokiness;
This was a Cask Social event. The Harbord House is not to be confused with the Harbord Room. They have Black Katt on tap. I must go back.
68/1342) Thirsty and Miserable: Bricks and Mortar Coffee Porter by Left Field Brewery of Ontario: **1/2; 6%, 40 ibu; brewed in collaboration with Pilot Coffee Roasters; Kenyan Kii coffee beans were added directly to the tank during the seven days of cold conditioning; coffee nose with a touch of mocha sweetness; rich coffee flavours;
Brewed to mark the opening of their bricks and mortar brewery location. Until now they were strictly a contract brewer. I suppose we can forgive no baseball reference.
The highlight of the day was meeting my eldest son at Thirsty and Miserable and sharing a bottle of Omnipollo Hypnopompa Imperial Stout. He was impressed enough to take a photo of the bottle. I hear tell these are hand painted which means each one is a bit different. I might have met him earlier but I think I let it slip that Cask Socials feature a lot of people who sort of look like me.