Trying some new beers.
King Winter Porter*: drank on draft at Victory today. Interesting beer, not like any porter typically seen. Kind of a cross between a dunkel and certain Scotch ales if that makes any sense. Reminds me of the Jubilee Porter made by Fred Koch in New York State when it was owned by Vaux of northern England, more a "brown" porter that is.
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Very good though, I would certainly revisit.
Schlenkerla Weizen, found gratefully at Queen's Quay. Finally, another of this renowned Bamberg brewery's line shows up at LCBO. Better late than never. (When do we get the lager?). Really good, sharp wheat notes but plenty smoky too. Probably a replication of a very old style, it has a medieval taste to it.
Broadhead Winter Ale**. Draft at Victory, nicely spiced, very good. (Would be good heated with sugar and gin too). I like their regular amber ale in the tin and the ad copy they use is fun too.
* The sign at the pub read King Winter Porter but an internet check says it is a label of Barn Door Beverages, owned Provincial Beverages, and brewed by King. King is owned by Provincial Beverages I understand, but it useful to mention this additional data particularly as the beer appears to be available in the bottle as well.
** IIRC, this was the name on the blackboard at Victory but the website calls it Yarr Spiced Ale.