Tuesday, 22 October 2019

July 26, 2019

217/2817) Birreria Volo:  Janky by Matron Brewing of Ontario:  **; 6%; nose of peach and citrus; mild grapefruit and stone fruit flavorus; 

On their website, Matron seems rather proud of how empowering their name is but all I can think of is Kenneth Williams and the rest of the Carry On gang which may not have been the intent.

218/2818) Birreria Volo:  Kickbacks and Keg Deals by Blood Brothers Brewing of Ontario:  *1/2; 5%; brewed with Centennial, Cascade and Waimea hops; cloudy; strong nose of steeped tea; tastes of tannins with tropical notes;

The event, for as I have mentioned before I seem only to show up here for "events", is called Hazy Days which is an off-shoot of the Hazy Waters festival.  Twenty of their favourite hoppy beer brewers are featured.

219/2819) Birreria Volo:  Two Tickets To Paradise Double IPA by Barncat Artisan Ales of Ontario:  *1/2; 8.1%; featuring Simcoe and Galaxy hops; murky/swampy; nose of peaches with tropical notes; I can taste the alcohol, an unusual experience for an IPA no matter how strong, along with grapefruit  zest followed by a bitter finish;

As per usual these are five ounce pours.

220/2820) Birreria Volo:  Voodoo Haze Mama by Great Lakes Brewery of Ontario: **; a 7.2% New England IPA; cloudy; juicy nose; citrusy with a distinct lack of bitterness;

There are quite a few people behind the bar, as many as six, but there is a distinct lack of pouring, no more than one individual all afternoon.  Given that there are no servers as such, it is strictly bar service, one can only marvel at how many it takes to achieve so little. 

221/2821) Birreria Volo:  Hexaverse by Bellwoods Brewery of Ontario:  **; a 7.2% IPA with Ahtanum, Mosaic and Citra hops; fresh citrus nose; citrusy flavours with a touch of zest; another fine IPA from Bellwoods;

A secondary irritant concerning the lack of activity of consequence behind the bar is that the wait is so long that, assuming I have left, the floor staff have returned the water bottle I had at my table to the bar for the second time. 

222/2822) Birreria Volo:  Menagerie by Fairweather Brewing of Ontario:  **1/2; a 5.5% single hop pale ale with Idaho Gem; fresh citrusy nose; no bitterness; nearly sweet citrus; a relatively new hop to me but quite nice;

223/2823) Birreria Volo:  Double Dose by Brasserie Dunham of Quebec:  *1/2; a 6.5% IPA double dry hopped with Citra and Sabro hops; only faintly hazy; sweet earthy musty notes with faint citrus;


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