Saturday, 12 November 2016

October 29, 2016

205/1790) Great Lakes Brewery:  Swamp Juice #31 by Great Lakes Brewery of Canada:  **;  this one is a blend of Canuck Pale,  Karma Citra and 666 Devil's Pale Ale (which has quietly returned to the lineup);  pours a hazy burnt orange colour   it's maltier than GLB's swamp juice usually is;  a blend of hops to the nose;  malty and citrusy;

206/1791) Home:  Across The Pond English Special Ale by High Park Brewery of Ontario:  *1/2;  5.5%, 42 ibu;  sweet malty brown ale nose;  an odd one - it's a lot like an ESB but with prominent dry hop bitterness in the European pilsner style, especially towards the finish;

The name is double-barreled.  High Park in Toronto is an enormous park inside the city.  It is popular with runners and cyclists who get a real workout from all those hills and Grenadier Pond is a prominent feature.  It's quite a bit larger than a pond, some 14.2 hectares or 35 acres if you prefer.  It is also a popular spot for skating, in defiance of a recent by-law.  I confess to being a scoff-law in that regard.

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