82/1667) Monk's Kettle: Lauter Tun Saints HPA by Brimstone Brewing Co. of Ontario: **; 5.3%, HPA stands for Hybrid Pale Ale; the bartender suspects this is referring to the factt that this is brewed with oats, wheat and rye as well as barley; also uses Nelson Sauvin and Amaraillo hops; hazy with a fresh citrusy nose; warm gentle flavours against a grainy backdrop;
83/1668) Monk's Kettle: Sinister Minister by Brimstone Brewing Co. of Ontario: **; 7.5%, "+90 ibu"; darker than above, stronger as well; similar in that it, too, is opaque; citrusy mildly resiny nose; citrusy resiny flavours;
After today's performance by the Windermere String Quartet, it is pretty much the end of concert season. Prior to concert season, I had mentioned that the Bay Street concourse at Union Station, and particularly the McDonalds therein, had permanently closed. Between then and now I have shed some nine kilograms. As Bear from Polka Dot Shorts might say, "Coincidence? I think not!'.