Beer Review

Sweetback’s Milk Stout — Rainhard Brewing Co.

Sweetback's Milk Stout — Rainhard Brewing Co.

With so many other things taking up my time (mainly the podcast and Sight Glass Videos), it’s been ages since I actually sat down to review a beer. But I was out to visit Rainhard Brewery to interview Jordan for a video, and when he handed me a bottle of Sweetback’s Milk Stout, I knew […]

Kapow! IPA — Rainhard Brewing Co.

Kapow! IPA — Rainhard Brewing Co.

A few years ago, I co-hosted a homebrew contest with Fred, from Edge 102. We put out a call to the homebrewers of Toronto, to send us their best brews, and we judged them in a head-to-head knock-out, with the best 5 (if I recall) then being judged by a panel of people who actually […]

Dereliction D.I.P.A. — Muddy York Brewing Co.

Dereliction DIPA — Muddy York Brewing co.

Hey, thanks for waiting around! I know it’s been a while, right? Man, long story. Buy me a beer sometime, and I’ll tell you. So here we go! I literally just popped by Muddy York after dropping a carload of garbage to the transfer station, and Jeff said I had to try this, and man […]

Goose IPA — Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose IPA — Goose Island Beer Co.

Let’s just get this part done and out of the way right now: Yes, I know Goose Island is owned by ABIB, and no, I don’t like ABIB in even the tiniest way. Yes, I know many people were outraged (OUTRAGED), when Goose Island sold to ABIB, but want to know a secret? I’ve had […]

Love Fuzz Red Pale Ale — Black Oak Brewing Co.

Love Fuzz Red Pale Ale — Black Oak Brewing Co.

In the beer scene, beer names are often based off of puns, or pop culture references, or sometimes inside jokes. Sometimes, understanding the reference is like a rite of passage. Do you know who Johnny Simcoe is? Maybe. Do you know what river got lost near Bellwoods? If you’re a history buff, probably. But who […]

Arrogant Bastard Ale – Stone Brewing Co.

Arrogant Bastard Ale — Stone Brewing Co.

Long before hipsterism brought a self-righteous disdain for pretty much everything to our pop culture, Stone Brewing Co. was brewing beers the way they liked them, and telling people who didn’t that they could, effectively, go fuck themselves. While that attitude has nearly become normal in today’s craft brewing scene, when Stone did it in […]

Terrible Ted Red — Lake of Bays Brewing Co.

Terrible Ted Red Saison — Lake of Bays Brewing Co.

A second-generation professional hockey play, Theodore “Terrible Ted” Lindsay played on the famous “Production Line” of Gordie Howe and Sid Abel. I think I most like him, though, because his gameplay was a key part in the league instituting penalties for elbowing and kneeing. He also was one of the primary players in organizing the […]

Release The Hounds Black IPA — Big Rig Brewery

Release The Hounds Black IPA — Big Rig Brewery

With the explosion of craft breweries here in Ontario, it can be hard to keep up. Indeed, especially with my Toronto-centric view, breweries like Big Rig often float under my radar until somebody thrusts them into my line of sight. I’ve now sampled a couple of Big Rig’s beers, and all have been decent to […]

Cruiser – Amsterdam Brewing Co.

Cruiser All Day Pale Ale — Amsterdam Brewing Co.

As much as I evangelize the goodness of drinking a variety of types and tastes of beers, I must confess: the beers I tend to keep on hand and reach for time and again, are hoppier pale ales and IPAs. And I know, everybody who hasn’t drank the koolaid is probably pretty sick of hearing […]

Piperales — Garden Brewers

Piperales — Garden Brewers

Brewing unique craft beer in Hamilton sounds like a Herculean task. And yet, I think I know the people who could pull it off. Meet Victor and Sonja North, the couple behind Garden Brewers. They were recently pitted against Mark and Mandie Murphy in a cute/sincerity-off, but both couples simultaneously elected to make cheese fondue […]