221/2039) Home: Swift Currant Dark Ale, a collaboration between Central City of British Columbia and Yukon Brewing of Yukon Territory: *1/2; 5.1%, 20 ibu; brewed with local black currants, wheat and barley; grainy nose with forward back currant; it's black currant all the way through; very summery with a mild roastiness;
222/2040) Home: Refresh Grisette, a collaboration between Central City of British Columbia and NWT Brewing of the NorthWest Territories: *1/2; 4%, 17 ibu; the Grisette style originated amongst Belgian miners and it translates a "little grey"; brewed with spelt; pours a translucent straw colour; very saison-like and if truth be told I do have some difficulty defining the demarcation lines between things like saisons, farmhouse ales, table ales, grisettes and the like; the nose is earthy and musty with citrusy lemon notes; musty, yeasty, peppery with a citrusy finish;
These are from Central City's Red Racer Across the Nation 150 Years 1867-2017 mixed pack, the West version. In other provinces it is marketed as a complete case of twelve but our LCBO will not carry packages larger than six so it was split for the Ontario market.
223/2041) Home: Azimuth Belgian Blonde by Wellington Brewery of Ontario: **; 6.7%, 18 ibu; yeasty nose with citrus zest; unusually citrusy for a Belgian but it makes for a nice variation on the style; sweet with mild clove notes;