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Beer of the week? Yuzz!

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:55 pm
by Belgian
Side Launch Dry-Hopped Sour. Can from LCBO. A decent, affordable and light-drinking alternative to Bellwoods Jelly King. Nice tart and sour-sweet tropical fruit like guava and papaya. Hints lemon, lingering sour finish. Makes nice creamy white rings on glass.

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:32 pm
by Quotashun
Stopped by GLB on the way home. Just had an Octopus Wants to Fight (solid as usual). Onto Grimace's Tears which is much better than I remember it being last year in the generic can/label; subtle and pleasant strawberry finish, nice creamy mouthfeel. No overpowering sweetness whatsoever. Funny can art too, although GLB needs to do something about that ugly font already lol. This year's Karma Citra is on deck.

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:18 pm
by BeerIsGood
Belgian wrote:A bottle of Nickel Brook Über Peach Berliner Weisse, from Summerhill where I also got a Pineapple Über this week!

They are all similarly tart and dry and the fruit is subtle, this is lightweight fare yet the good pale pit fruit flavors are there and a whiff of peach orchard funk in the fragrance. Six bucks a 500ml. LOL. Crushable summer beer.

Next Über - here the Pineapple is present as is an added lightly candy-ish sweetness, almost hauling this into Belgian novelty ale territory. You could drink three of these fruited Über in 20 minutes. They are not designed to be sippers.


Also having the same two beers on a Saturday afternoon. Wonderful colour on both. I picked up the pineapple more than the peach, which I just opened. They also have the raspberry at my local, so I will likely pick one up tomorrow. Both are immensely crushable.

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:33 am
by cratez
At Blood Brothers Brewing:
Blood Brothers Hail Saison (draft)
Blood Brothers Grannyvine (draft)
Blood Brothers Paradise Lost Guava (sample)

At Bier Markt Esplanade:
Mikkeller Peter, Pale & Mary (draft)
Deschutes Black Butter Porter (draft)
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (draft)

At Craft Beer Market:
Trolley 5 & Parallel 49 Cowboy Crusher ISA (draft)

At Granite Brewery:
Granite Hopping Mad (cask)
Granite Grapefruit Lagoon (draft)

Over the week at home:
Collingwood White's Bay IPA
Great Lakes Grimace's Tears Strawberry Milkshake IPA

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:44 am
by Coronaeus
Over the past few days.:

Allagash Dubbel. The best American brewed Dubbel I’ve had.
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization 10. Great beer, mediocre book.
Six Point BBA 3 Beans. Nice.
Town Idaho 7 Bungalow. More flavourful and fuller bodied than the average session beer.
Bellwoods Dry-Hopped Gose. Another fine Gose from Bellwoods.

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:40 pm
by BeerIsGood
At Stone City Ales in Kingston today.

All sample size

Uncharted IPA
Other Side Anniversary IPA
Hard To Say DIPA
Yacht Rock Gose
Little Situation Session Ale
Ships in the Night Oatmeal Stout

Quite impressed with all except the last, which was overly thin and lacking in any significant flavour appeal.

Also had a full pint of one of their guest taps, Left Field Big Train IPA.

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:47 am
by Belgian
BeerIsGood wrote:At Stone City Ales in Kingston today. All sample size

Uncharted IPA
Other Side Anniversary IPA
Hard To Say DIPA
Yacht Rock Gose
Little Situation Session Ale
Ships in the Night Oatmeal Stout...

Ha that's funny, I was there too from about 5:30 to 6:30.

Hard To Say DIPA
Little Situation Session Ale

Sat at the window bar. I like Kingston in summer very much. Warm weather does good things here.

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:35 pm
by BeerIsGood
Belgian wrote:
BeerIsGood wrote:At Stone City Ales in Kingston today. All sample size

Uncharted IPA
Other Side Anniversary IPA
Hard To Say DIPA
Yacht Rock Gose
Little Situation Session Ale
Ships in the Night Oatmeal Stout...

Ha that's funny, I was there too from about 5:30 to 6:30.

Hard To Say DIPA
Little Situation Session Ale

Sat at the window bar. I like Kingston in summer very much. Warm weather does good things here.


I also noticed the positive influence of the warm weather and by the window, where I also was, is an ideal location to watch the comings and goings on Princess Street.

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:49 pm
by BeerIsGood
Number 6 from Collective Arts. They weren't on the shelf yet. Took them out of the case that was on the employee's cart.

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:29 am
by cratez
At The Monk's Kettle:
Left Field Prospect DDH Simcoe (draft)

At a Labour Day BBQ:
Meantime London Pale Ale (draft)

Over the week at home:
Blood Brothers The Waiting Ones
Blood Brothers Paradise Lost Guava
Blood Brothers Inner Eye Pale Ale
Storm Stayed Moonshadow Berliner Weisse
Bellwoods Wizard Wolf Simcoe & Mosaic
Bellwoods Barn Owl Blend No. 15
Bellwoods Runes Motueka & Loral
Bellwoods Dry-Hopped Gose

Party on Your Peachy Bus

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:01 pm
by Belgian
Collective Arts Project #6 Peach IPA - an easily crushable summer ale for a mere five bucks, fun to drink

Stone City Ales Party Bus IPA - a superior quaff with major hop character, not just citrus but mint and rooty herbals

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:40 pm
by BeerIsGood
At Wild Card Brewing in Trenton today. All sample size.

Antithesis
Limey Bastard
Cali Love
Cloud Mistress
The Flop
Cardinal Truth
Purple Sour Ranger
Notoriously Juicy

Nothing great here, but quite solid. The father of the two brothers who founded the place was manning the fort today. Good guy.

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:13 am
by cratez
At C'est What?:
High Park Across The Pond ESB (cask)
Rainhard The Brut Of All Evil (draft)

At beerbistro:
Chimay Red / Première (draft)
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (draft)
Chimay Triple / Cinq Cents (draft)

Over the week at home:
Bellwoods Donkey Venom 2018
Black Oak Oaktoberfest
Collective Arts IPA No. 6
Beau's Farm Table Marzen

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:50 pm
by BeerIsGood
cratez wrote:At C'est What?:
High Park Across The Pond ESB (cask)
Rainhard The Brut Of All Evil (draft)

At beerbistro:
Chimay Red / Première (draft)
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (draft)
Chimay Triple / Cinq Cents (draft)

Over the week at home:
Bellwoods Donkey Venom 2018
Black Oak Oaktoberfest
Collective Arts IPA No. 6
Beau's Farm Table Marzen


It's a small sample size, but I noticed that on BA number 6 is rated significantly lower than the previous five. I think it's a matter of expectations, mine included. it's a very nice beer, but certainly subtler than its predecessors. I don't think people were expecting (or wanting?) subtle.

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:56 pm
by seangm
So has anyone tried this year's Muskoka Harvest Ale? I'm really curious as I was disappointed in what I felt was a major flavour profile change last year. It went from being a deeper amber with a good bitterness and grassy, herbal hops to something lighter, fruitier and too sweet with an almost bubblegum note. I miss the earlier incarnations and am holding out hope that it has returned to form somewhat.