Tuesday, 4 June 2019

January 17, 2019

19/2619) Home:  The 3 Brewers, Heartland:  Boo-Boo Bear-y by The 3 Brewers of Ontario:  **; 4.8%, 28 ibu; cask; their Brown Ale with chocolate, blueberries and cardamom; chocolate is most prominent of the flavours with blueberries in the background;

"It's a little weird but I think you'll like it." quoth barmaid-extraordinaire Vivian.  Vivian is very perceptive.

20/2620) Home: 15 by Innis & Gunn of Scotland:  *1/2; a 7.4% barrel aged double IPA; aged in 15 year old whisky barrels from the Highlands; mild sweet toffee and oak to the nose; an odd choice given how we are taught that hops should be fresh and here they are largely overshadowed by the oaking; hint of pine, sweet oak, toffee and alcohol; I may have liked it more had it not been billed as a DIPA;

A pair of quotations from the packaging, "Celebrating fifteen years in brewing", "Thanks to the LCBO for taking a chance on us in 2015".




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