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: 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: Tempest Imperial Stout 2013 by Amsterdam Brewery

TEMPEST IMPERIAL STOUT BY AMSTERDAM BREWERY STYLE: American Imperial/Double Stout ABV: 9% IBU: 100+ COUNTRY: Canada REGION: Toronto, ON BREWERY: Amsterdam Brewery From Amsterdam Brewery, Unique to Ontario, Tempest Imperial Stout is brewed with rye, wheat, oats, roasted barley, dark crystal, marris otter and chocolate malts. Warrior, centennial, and cascade hops provide bittering and aroma…

REVIEW: Pumpkin Ale (2013) by Great Lakes Brewery

PUMPKIN ALE (2013) BY GREAT LAKES BREWERY STYLE: Pumpkin/Yam Beer ABV: 5.5% IBU: N/A COUNTRY: Canada REGION: Etobicoke, ON BREWERY: Great Lakes Brewery From Great Lakes Brewery, In our pursuit to bring you the most flavourful and unique beers possible, we are proud to release this tasty autumn ale. Handcrafted with an assortment of specialty malts and…

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…

KYB: Jared from The Wren (on The Danforth)

First, what is ‘Know Your Bartenders’? It’s a new feature that will be on TheBrewHead.ca where we will ask a few questions to know them. Don’t be afraid to ask your bartender about what’s new on tap or for recommendations.  Do you know a bartender and craft beer enthusiast that should be featured on Know…

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…