REVIEW: Saison Dupump by Great Lakes Brewery

  SAISON DUPUMP BY GREAT LAKES BREWERY STYLE: Saison/Farmhouse Ale ABV: 5.2% IBU: 15 COUNTRY: Canada REGION: Toronto, ON (Etobicoke) BREWERY: Great Lakes Brewery From Great Lakes Brewery, One fine autumn day, one of our assistant brewers accidentally pitched saison yeast into a freshly brewed batch of our pumpkin ale.  While we all chastised him, the young…

REVIEW: Fruitstand Watermelon Wheat by Kensington Brewing Co.

FRUITSTAND WATERMELON WHEAT BY KENSINGTON BREWING CO. STYLE: Pale Wheat Ale ABV: 4.5% IBU:  13 COUNTRY: Canada REGION: Toronto, ON BREWERY: Keningston Brewing Co. From Kensington Brewing Co.; As a nod to the dozen or so fruit stands that line the streets of Kensington Market, we’ve brewed a light and crisp wheat beer fermented with 100% all natural…

REVIEW: Baldwin FishEYE-PA by Kensington Brewing Co.

BALDWIN FISHEYE-PA BY KENSINGTON BREWING CO. STYLE: India Pale Ale ABV: 6.5% IBU: 70 COUNTRY: Canada REGION: Toronto, ON BREWERY: Keningston Brewing Co. From Kensington Brewing Co.; Named after Kensington Market’s (in)famous fishmongers on Baldwin Street, FishEYE is a bold and assertive India Pale Ale. We use 4 different varieties of American hops and a heavy dose of…

REVIEW: Chocolate Milk Stout (2013) by Wellington Brewery

CHOCOLATE MILK STOUT (2013) BY WELLINGTON BREWERY STYLE: Milk / Sweet Stout ABV: 7.2% IBU: 45 COUNTRY: Canada REGION: Guelph, ON BREWERY: Wellington Brewery Back by popular demand! Chocolate Milk Stout is a robust and decadent chocolate stout brewed with fair trade Peruvian cocoa powder, lactose (milk sugar) and a touch of flaked oats. With…

REVIEW: Lake Effect IPA by Great Lakes Brewery

LAKE EFFECT IPA BY GREAT LAKES BREWERY STYLE: American IPA ABV: 7% IBU: 80 COUNTRY: Canada REGION: Toronto, ON (Etobicoke) BREWERY: Great Lakes Brewery Appearance | Hazy orange with a pillowy/meringue white head. Smell | Hops, citrus, grapefruit,  pine, and grass. Taste | Hops, bitter, grapefruit, citrus, pine, zest, fruit (mango), orange peels, grass, and grain. Aftertaste | Bitter…

REVIEW: Root Beer of All Evil (Barrel Aged) by Great Lakes Brewery

ROOT BEER OF ALL EVIL (BARREL AGED) BY GREAT LAKES BREWERY STYLE: Stout ABV: 7% IBU: 18 COUNTRY: Canada REGION: Toronto, ON (Etobicoke) BREWERY: Great Lakes Brewery Appearance | Pitch black with a mocha head that disappears quickly. Smell | Smokiness, whiskey, peat, black liquorice, molasses, vanilla, and sarsaparilla. Taste |  Smokiness, whiskey, vanilla, sarsaparilla, herbs, black liquorice, and…

REVIEW: Moroccan Brown Ale by Spearhead Brewery

MOROCCAN BROWN ALE BY SPEARHEAD BREWERY STYLE:  American Brown Ale ABV: 6% IBU: 35 COUNTRY: Canada REGION: Toronto, ON (Etobicoke) BREWERY: Spearhead Brewery From Spearhead Brewery, Rock the Casbah! Moroccan Brown Ale is a full-flavoured American style brown ale with a Moroccan accent. Inspired by the flavours of the Maghreb region of North-West Africa, this…

REVIEW: Miami Weiss Wheat Ale by Great Lakes Brewery

MIAMI WEISS WHEAT ALE BY GREAT LAKES BREWERY STYLE: American Pale Wheat Ale ABV: 4.5% IBU: 50 COUNTRY: Canada REGION: Etobicoke, ON BREWERY: Great Lakes Brewery From Great Lakes Brewery, Okay, we’re busted! We’re calling this beer a weiss; it’s not. We’re suggesting it’s from Miami; we’ve never even been there. Confused? So were we. What…