190/2411) Birreria Volo: Cyclope Beta by Brasserie Dunham of Quebec: **; a 5.7%; IPA brewed with Amarillo and Ekuanot hops; fresh, floral and citrus nose; Asian tea, floral flavours;
Even though I was there in the afternoon, this was billed as an evening with Eloi and Brasserie Dunham. Eloi Deit is the brewmaster for Dunham. The owner was also on hand.
191/2412) Birreria Volo: Cyclope Lambda by Brasserie Dunham of Quebec: **; a 4%; IPA brewed with El Dorado hops; Asian tea nose; flavours of tea and tannins;
To date I have never gone to Birreria Volo for the sake of going there. It has always been for an event. It is just a bit out of the way for me.
192/2413) Birreria Volo: Berliner Black Raspberry by Brasserie Dunham of Quebec: *1/2; a 4.2% Black Raspberry Berliner Weisse; strong fresh black raspberry nose; tart, astringent black raspberry flavours;
193/2414) Birreria Volo: L'Ecchymose by Brasserie Dunham of Quebec: **1/2; a 10.3% bourbon barrel aged Imperial stout with blueberries, rosemary and cocoa nibs; brewed in collaboration with Four Hands of Missouri; strong chocolate and berry nose; dry unsweetened chocolate and blueberry with floral, herbal flavours;
From the French this translates as ecchymosis which is what someone with a degree calls a bruise.
194/2415) Birreria Volo: Stout Imperiale Russe by Dunham Brewery of Quebec: **1/2; a 9.0% Russian Imperial Stout; dry, grainy roasty nose with alcohol; roasty with dark coffee and they cannot hide that alcohol; also hints of vanilla; very nice;
As per usual, these were five ounce pours at Birreria Volo.
195/2416) Thirsty and Miserable: Laurentian Consensus by Dominion City of Ontario: **; 6.3%; mind, it was spelled Consentus on the tap list: brewed with Columbus, Galaxy, Citra Cryo and Mosaic Lupulin powder; murky, swampy even; citrusy hop nose; dry citrusy flavours;
196/2417) Thirsty and Miserable: Big Train IPA by Left Field Brewery of Ontario: **; 6.1%; this was in a tin; brewed with barley, wheat and oats; citrusy nose; citrusy but no hop bitterness;
Big Train was Walter Johnson's nickname. He was a hard throwing right hander who pitched for the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927. He won 417 games, of which 110 were shutouts and accumulated 3509 strikeouts. I think the 110 shutouts is still an all time record.
If and when Left Field brews an oyster stout I hope it is named for Walter Johnson's teammate from 1924, one Oyster Joe Martina.