Thursday, 5 July 2012

Sorry It's been a long time since my last post. I have been working on a new project. I have been recently experiencing the Fruits of Summer. A wide selection of Summer ales are not available due to the obvious season. This allows for the lighter citrus ales to pop up and if the local LCBO. One beer that I have not yet had a chance to enjoy ( but I have been waiting for) is Spearhead Hawaiian Pale Ale. Not light in its color, however it poses a huge question mark , Does a Pineapple brew have a large audience in Ontario ?

When it arrives at the local LCBO I will be there first in line ! So Spearhead when can we see this in LCBO's other than the GTA ?

Looking forward to a glass !!!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Amsterdam 416 Urban Wheat Beer

Today is a perfect winter day. Sunny , crisp winter air, the perfect afternoon for a trip to the hills for a couple of runs before the day ends, snowboarding runs that is.  After a day of snowboarding, nothing is better than a cool beer, fully geared up on the patio sitting close to the gas burning fireplace. I had the pleasure of enjoying Amsterdam's 416 Urban Wheat brew this week.

Its a clean crisp beer with citrus hints. Cloudy in its nature this wheat beer is similar to most, however has a stronger taste. Unfiltered and unpasteurized. This beer would be perfect for a roasted chicken , with butter sauteed green beans. 

Apparently after reading some other blogs, Labatt might be bringing something similar to the table, lets keep the local Toronto brewery going strong and support the little guy for a change.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Granville Island Brewing English Bay Pale Ale

A great Saturday afternoon begins with a crisp -8 temp outside and time to enjoy a few day beers with friends. Nothing beats gathering around a heater in your garage sipping on some tasty brews and opening up your friends to new bevs from our Northern Nation. Luring people away from their the usual Coors Light or Molson Canadian is a newly acquired talent.

This weekends choice of flavor, Granville Island Brewing's English Bay Pale Ale. Slight dark hints of color, similar to a Amber brew with a lot of flavor. High malt caramel notes with a bold pale ale taste. A low carbonation allows for a very smooth taste.

Not being very familiar with Granville's brew, I was very pleased with the overall taste. They also have a Winter Brew that I am sure is quite good. Hope all is well in the beer world, stay tuned for more great reviews.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Muskoka Brewery Winter Beard- Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout

This Saturday evening during a social gathering at my house, I had the pleasure of enjoying Muskoka Brewery's Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout. This flavor full bold stout had a dark chocolate base with hints of cranberry. It's aroma was smooth with a heavy roasted coffee like smell. The cranberries are locally grown and 70% dark chocolate is used. 

The 8% alcohol content is on the stronger side, however it's the perfect match for the cold Ontario winter.  We enjoyed this brew with a homemade Cream Cheese Chocolate Marble cake with Butterscotch drizell and a scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream, also I hear pairs very well with oysters. This full flavoured stout will pair very well with most foods.

Get to your local LCBO or Beer Store and pick one up !!!

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

New Winter Brew Reviews Coming Soon !!!

With the Winter upon us , most craft brewers release Winter Brews . This Thursday and Saturday I will be reviewing many of the LCBO's selection. Such choices include:

Great Lakes Beer Winter Ale
Muskoka Cottage Brewery Winter Beard
Big Rock McNallys Winter Spice Ale
Granville Island Lions Winter Ale (if a can find it)
and much more !!!

Stay tuned kids !!!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

First Thirsty Thursday Review !!!

Ahh Thursday, the day before Friday. The day where we look forward to through the week. As my first official blog I will be having a Beer Review. This weeks review will be based on Amsterdam Brewery Big Wheel Deluxe Amber.

Definitely one of my fav beers currently. It has a nice bold sweet toasted caramel taste, but not as heavy as some of the other Amber choices out there, really shows it's UK hoppy roots.  Pared very well with a nice roasted chicken or even if your in the mood for a heavier meal go grab a steak.

I often find myself wanting chocolate after having this beer, or even a chocolate covered sponge candy !!