119/3099) Home: Pineapple Radler by Waterloo Brewing Co. of Ontario: *1/2; 2.5%;brewed with apple juice concentrate and pineapple juice; artificially sweet nose; tastes unnaturally sweet; apple overshadows the pineapple;
120/3100) Home: Mae West Bodacious Orange Milkshake IPA by Stonehooker Brewing Company of Ontario: *1/2; 6.5%, 55 ibu; named for the orange life jackets from WWII; going for an orange creamsicle effect; doesn't quite achieve this; orangy hop notes; right off the bat there is bitterness, and a splash of what could be lactose; not as sweet or as thick as most milkshake IPAs; at first it made me wonder if it was mislabelled;
I had feared on seeing their extensive beer list that it might be a situation like Refined Fool of Sarnia. Brewers might find it advantageous to go the Badlands route and concentrate on only a few beers or styles, at least initially.
121/3101) Home: Sou'Wester IPA by Stonehooker Brewing Company of Ontario: **; 6.3%, 67 ibu; a West Coast IPA; fresh citrusy nose; mildly sweet citrus flavours; sweet finish but a dry after taste;
Stonehooker's customer service is excellent. Their delivery driver phoned a few minutes before he arrived to let me know he was coming and I waited for him in the parking lot. The building management is trying to discourage us from having deliveries of a personal nature sent to the office in order to reduce the number of people visiting but I think this gets around their worries.