Equilibrium by @nickelbrookbrewing, an
English Style Ale (which I just found out is also an ESB!) with lots of body and low carbonation. • 5.5% • 43IBU •
Four different hops (all but one from the UK) with a definite hop presense of spice, fruits and herbs that is nicely backed by the five varieties of malt that bring a fairly strong toasty, caramel flavour. The addition of flaked wheat gives amazing mouthfeel, full, smooth and silky. (Get your mind out of the gutter!) The sweetness reminds me of a really well seared pork fat cap, all caramelized and sticky. 🤤
So amped to have this in my glass! Get It In Ya! from @sawdustcitybeer (Gravenhurst, ON) brewed in collaboration with @baospodcast and named for their catch phrase. Not surprisingly it’s a big hazy double IPA! Clocking in at 8.5% ABV, brewed with all Australian hops, oat malt, and flaked wheat, it’s got a big tropical nose, fruity juicy flavours and just a bit of a bitter bite. This is the first I’m trying and from what I hear it’s mellowed and softened some, which I think is probably a good thing. I feel like it might be at its sweet spot here. It’s a beauty! I couldn’t be happier for @ceefor and @scottbeercole getting their happy faces on a great beer. Congrats to the whole BAOS Podcast fam, and good on Sawdust City for collabing with them. Love to see great things like this! 📷:Nathan
👉 2nd photo: #getitinyachallenge
A delicious 552 bottle limited release from @bellwoodsbeer. This is ‘Cherry MOG’, the first in a new series of Wild Ales fermented on second pressing fruit from various barrel aged beers. Coming in at 5.9% ABV, this one pours a turbid light red with minimal head that dissipates rapidly. The nose is awash with bright cherry and tart fruit, and on first sip, funky with sharp lemony acidity, sour cherries with a pleasant dryness. The mouthfeel is clean and slick, and finishes dry on the palate, which really rounds out the backend. Overall, this is an excellent beer that will hopefully develop nicely in the cellar after a year or two! If you picked up one, what were your thoughts? Cheers everyone!🍻
Another beer I was wary about, as I generally don’t like fruity beers. Forgotten Lake Blueberry Ale from @lowbrewco was a pleasant surprise. They say it has muted blueberry flavour on the can, and I’d have to agree. Super refreshing, not overly boozy tasting despite the high ABV. Great beer! 📷: Ryan
Whenever I drink a @collectivebrew beer, I suddenly start looking at apartments in Hamilton. My quick and dirty reasearch tells me an extra pale ale is less full bodied and bitter than an IPA but still hoppy. This one doesn't assault you with hoppiness but it does have a cool combo of hops that you can still taste along with a touch of fruity sweetness. The finish has a kind of candied peach taste, kinda like Fuzzy Peach candy. I really enjoyed this style. Not sure if it can be called a session beer becuase it does pack a boozy punch. Anyway, happy to close out my recent streak of pale ales with such a lovely surprise.