BREW HOP: Left Field Brewery’s Home Opener & Three Brews

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Brew Hop Event | Left Field Brewery’s The Home Opener

Event: Left Field Brewery’s The Home Opener
Where: 3030 Dundas Street West
When: Friday April 5th, 2013 @ 7:07pm

About:  The official launch party for Left Field Brewery was undoubtedly a crowd pleaser. It featured three unique beer; Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale, named for a rarely thrown pitch,  6-4-3 Double IPA, dubbed for baseball’s most common double play, and finally, Maris* Pale Ale, inspired by none other than Roger Maris.

Around 6pm, the venue started to entertain guests, and by 7:07pm it was filled with people. 3030 Dundas Street West proffered an atmosphere reminiscent of a baseball park by using their big screen to broadcast the beloved Blue Jays rivalling the John Farrell-led Red Sox. Patrons of the event were provided with a plethora of baseball-inspired menu options.  While watching the game and drinking some great beer, one could choose from deliciously unique dishes such as the Golden Delicious Apple Braised Boar Belly Sliders, Cracker ‘A!’ Cracker Jacks (Popcorn), and D!-Constructed Caramel Apple. As one would expect at a baseball stadium, there was a long line-up for the beer stand (bar) waiting to try the new brews from Left Field Brewery.

While the music, provided by a DJ, was decent, a true Toronto Jays Fan would have appreciated some audio from the Jays/Red Sox game, well, to just hear the rowdy faithful fans boo John Farrell.

The event was marked as a success when the brewery was declared tapped out of two of their brews. Left Field Brewery tweeted advice to future craft breweries,

It should be noted that Left Field Brewery is Ontario’s 100th brewery.

Here are the reviews for Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale, 6-4-3 Double IPA, and Maris* Pale Ale

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EEPHUS OATMEAL BROWN ALE BY LEFT FIELD BREWERY

  • STYLE: Oatmeal Brown Ale
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • IBU: 35
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Toronto, ON
  • BREWERY: Left Field Brewery

From Left Field Brewery,

Inspired by the seldom thrown Eephus – a risky and unexpected high-arcing pitch that catches the batter off-guard.

Appearance | Dark deep brown with beige lacing.

Smell | Oats, sweet malts, and caramel.

Taste | Very heavy on oats, malts, and oats hops.

Aftertaste | Caramel and hops with a bitter finish.

Overall | For the high abv of 6.2%,  it doesn’t have that boozey taste.  It’s very smooth, which makes it a great session beer. One could easily drink this for nine innings straight!

Only available on tap.  Find out where they’re serving this on Left Field Brewery’s website.

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5 Pints/5 Pints

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6-4-3 DOUBLE IPA BY LEFT FIELD BREWERY

  • STYLE: Double IPA
  • ABV: 8.4%
  • IBU: 92
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Toronto, ON
  • BREWERY: Left Field Brewery

From Left Field Brewery,

Named after baseball’s most common double play, 6-4-3 is anything but routine. An unfiltered and intensely bitter Double IPA that will have you re-reading the Mitchell report to see if it’s on steroids.

Appearance | Cloudy gold with white lacing.

Smell | Pine and citrus.

Taste | Hops, pine, and citrus.

Aftertaste | Bitter, citrus, dry finish.

Overall | For a Double IPA, it’s refreshingly smooth and not bitter. Despite its high alcohol content, this brew doesn’t taste particularly boozy. Instead, the drinker is greeted with a delightful combination of pine, citrus (grapefruit), and hops. This would be fantastic on a hot summer day, or even at the ol’ ball game. This double IPA is one to look out for and well worth trying.  It has become a new favourite of The Brew Head.

Only available on tap.  Find out where they’re serving this on Left Field Brewery’s website.

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5 Pints/5 Pints

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  • STYLE: American Pale Ale
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBU: 30
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Toronto, ON
  • BREWERY: Left Field Brewery

From Left Field Brewery,

Roger Maris made history when he beat Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1961. He played straight, to the point baseball and wasn’t flashy or boastful. He did his job and he did it well. Our Pale Ale brewed primarily with Maris Otter malt intends to do the same.

Appearance | Clear golden with a thick white head.

Smell | Grain and malts.

Taste | Sweet malts, light hops, earth, and small notes of honey.

Aftertaste | Light, refreshing, lingering bitterness.

Overall | It is a thirst quenching American Pale Ale.  This beer is easily a session ale that won’t bore the palate. But be warned, this beer could easily convert those of the macro drinkers into micro drinkers. It is truly a ‘gateway’ craft brew.

Only available on tap.  Find out where they’re serving this on Left Field Brewery’s website.

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5 Pints/5 Pints

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Left Field Brewery | Coaster

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Left Field Brewery | Coaster | Back | What a great idea!

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