17/2238) Home: Hopped Improperly by Great Lakes Brewery of Ontario: *1/2; 5%, 25 ibu an American dry-hopped pilsner; "brewed with water, malted barley, hops, yeast, shame"; grassy nose; as billed, a hoppy pilsner with an uncommonly dry finish;
The tin reads, "We hope you enjoy this pilsner. If you don't, blame Griff"
18/2239) Home: CBS by Founders Brewing Company of Michigan, U.S.A.: **1/2; 11.7%; an Imperial Stout brewed with dark chocolate, ground coffee, maple syrup and oats; aged in "maple syrup - bourbon barrels"; it was quite a job to find this owing perhaps to a bit of hype/hysteria surrounding the release but my eldest son came through for me; nose is a blend of sweet maple and coffee; strong alcohol presence throughout; sweet maple, bourbon; chocolate arrives ahead of the finish; that it does not entirely live up to the hype does not prevent this being awarded two and one half pint glasses;
CBS stands for Canadian Breakfast Stout.