379/2978) Birreria Volo: Fred by Hair of the Dog Brewing of Oregon, U.S.A.: **; a 10% American Strong Ale; sweet boozy nose; alcohol and stone fruit notes; a lot like a barleywine; warming;
I was intending to go to the newly reopened Volo (I still have not been to the new location) but they did not bring back the tradition of hauling out ancient bottles on the half hour and I wanted to pick up a couple of cans at Bellwoods and this was closer. I also liked the beer list here more.
380/2980) Birreria Volo: Triple Mosaic IPA by Barncat Artisan Ales of Ontario: **; 10.5%; murky; a triple IPA; nose of peaches and pineapple; similar flavours with a bitter pineapple edge;
I really do miss those old school, clear, bitter IPAs.
It was an ideal New Year's Eve. I was on the 7:53 train home.