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.