Anyone go to yesterday's tasting? It was seriously impressive.
They poured samples from four beers in their lineup, all of them solid. I might have a new favourite Ontario-brewed DIPA in Witch Shark. Their saison, Farmhouse Ale, was also fantastic. The Toil & Trouble dubbel, though a little sweet for my tastes, was tasty and very true to form. Finally, I would gladly drink their Bellwoods Common over 99 percent of pale ales you can find in most local bars.
It's a small space, but once the patio and store opens up, it will be a welcome addition to the Ossington strip and to Toronto's beer culture in general. Imagine: on stat holidays, it'll be the downtown-iest place where you can pick up some bottles, which alone makes it an essential destination.
Only tried a couple snacks from the kitchen, but I can already tell the food will be top-notch. The guys running the show are all really nice, intelligent, down-to-earth guys with excellent taste in beer and a willingness to experiment. Hell, even their glassware is superb.
Here's Gord's recap of the event, which has some more details: http://www.theworldofgord.com/2012/04/a ... woods.html
They said a Baltic porter is coming next. I'm pretty psyched!