Thx! Try it and let us know what you think of La Resolution and how it compares to Maudite and Fin Du Monde. It's great to share the world of beer.Sounds excellent! I see it’s available in a few of the LCBOs here in KW - will have to pick some up. Thanks for sharing as I’d not heard of this one. Love Maudite and Fin du Monde.
Speaking of unique yeast strains, I’m currently enjoying a bottle conditioned saison from Great Lakes: “No chance with Miranda”
Quite tasty and Belgian-inspired for sure.
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@ljtenkor - I stopped in at Rainhard after attending the bike show yesterday and Armed N Sabro is available in 355ml cans now.I visited Rainhard Brewing recently and tried a bunch. I think they’re one of the better breweries in the GTA but had previously only stopped by the bottle shop.
Best of the bunch was Armed N Sabro, a new IPA that they only had on tap. It was really well done. The others I tried were Brutal Truth (IPA), Satanic Panic (imperial stout with coffee, cacao, and vanilla), Rage and Love (sour ale), and Age and Beauty #2 (barrel aged wild ale).
Satanic Panic was well done and smooth, but the adjuncts were a bit muddled. The coffee was appropriately restrained and cacao was present, but the vanilla was a bit lost in the mix.
I had the highest hopes for Age and Beauty #2, as it sounded similar to a one-off from Rainhard that was perhaps my favourite beer at Cask Days (Cut and Run). Compared to that one, Age and Beauty #2 was more acidic, drier, and was a bit lacking in mouthfeel.
Sounds great, @robertv19! Yeah, the Armed N Sabro was the first beer I have tried with that hop and I’m looking forward to trying more.@ljtenkor - I stopped in at Rainhard after attending the bike show yesterday and Armed N Sabro is available in 355ml cans now.
I grabbed a few as well as 1/2 case of Nosbeeratu and the Satanic Panic.
The Sabro is good, but haven’t tried the SP yet.
Oh -also grabbed some of the raspberry/passion fruit sour and shared it with some local brewers (Wave Maker and North Works) last night and everyone really enjoyed it.
Not sure where you are located, but here in Cambridge we have 7 breweries and will be up to ~11 in the next few months.
Let me know if you’re ever coming out this way.
Welcome to Canada! Our liquor laws are so goofy, exporting across a provincial border is expensive (thats why molson and Labbatt had a brewery in every province, they didnt need production capacity, they needed to be provincially made) and many smaller just cant afford to production levels to ship outside thier 'local' market. You'll usually find if you drill deep enough when you find a craft beer 100's of miles from home its actually owned by a really big brewery.Trying to find it in Ontario but I don't think they send it over here.
Yup. Unfortunately we go from site to airport, so no time to stop. And being a dry camp...not willing to risk bringing booze on site to keep here. Chances of getting caught are almost 0....but....not worth the risk.Welcome to Canada! Our liquor laws are so goofy, exporting across a provincial border is expensive (thats why molson and Labbatt had a brewery in every province, they didnt need production capacity, they needed to be provincially made) and many smaller just cant afford to production levels to ship outside thier 'local' market. You'll usually find if you drill deep enough when you find a craft beer 100's of miles from home its actually owned by a really big brewery.
Thx! I too find special releases hit and miss, including the limited run craft Innis & Gunn offerings. But I usually try them when I can, as with a ~50/50 success rate, I've still managed to enjoy a number of them. Thx for the feedback on this one, good luck on the next oneThat looks like a nice big beer to enjoy for a snowy day and watching football.
I drank the Innis & Gunn Frank & Sense Ale today.
Supposedly brewed with gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Tasted like just a regular old golden ale to me.
I don't think I've enjoyed any of the special releases they put out every year which is disappointing since their regular Ale is just so damn tasty.
Of those 3, only Barncat is worth the drive.Sounds great, @robertv19! Yeah, the Armed N Sabro was the first beer I have tried with that hop and I’m looking forward to trying more.
I’m in North York, close to Scarborough. Of breweries around Cambridge, I’ve only had beers from Grand River Brewing, Hespeler Brewing, and Barncat so far. Barncat has been on my list to visit for a while, but my schedule hasn’t lined up. I’ll have to plan it a bit, but I’ll give you a heads up when I head out that way!
So I decided to give Jack Ass another chance as I hadn’t been in quite some time and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.Of those 3, only Barncat is worth the drive.
You need to get to North Works, Wave Maker, Rhythm and Brews and Four Fathers. Jack Ass isn’t bad either, but isn’t my favourite.
Rainy Day - sounds like a nice one. I like English mild ales - nice for a change too.Had the:
Bandit Brewing Wizard of Gose - Apricot.
Was very tasty. Not overly sour, and the apricot shone through.
Skeleton Crew Brewing KnuckleBone IPA.
Nothing to write home about. Just another typical hazy IPA that's all the rage lately.
My GF's work just released a new beer.
Jour de Pluie English Mild Ale.
Low carb'd, light mouthfeel and nice toffee notes.
Granite Brewery - nice one! I've always really like their Peculiar - reminds me of Theakston's Old Peculier from Yorkshire.Just got home from Granite Brewery.
First trip back there in at least 6yrs.
They seem to have refined some of their beers as they were much better than I remembered.
Had the Darkside Black apa, and the Irish Dry Stout.
The Darkside was VERY good!