Beer Review

R-100 IPA — Muddy York Brewing Co.

R-100 IPA — Muddy York Brewing Co.

Wow, I just looked, and I haven’t done a full blog review since June. Did I mention I got a job? I’m not sure how real people manage it…. Regardless, I still get beers to review, and I still want to add content here, and I’m just going to have to buckle down and say […]


West Coast Session Lager — Local 7

West Coast Session Lager — Local 7

For the uninitiated, every year for Session Toronto a group of bar owners (The Local 7) produce a limited release beer for the festival in partnership with Sweetgrass Brewing and Sawdust City. Each of the bars serve the beer during OCB Week, and it is available at a limited number of LCBOs. They’ve done a […]


Railside Session Ale — Sleeman Brewing and Malting Co.

Sleeman Railside Session Ale

One of the benefits in the surge in craft brewing, is the impact it is having on the big guys. Yes, we get crap like Shocktop, but we also get killer brands like Goose Island, Elysian, and even Ballast Point getting bought and having much wider distribution, with (arguably) no decrease in quality (and in […]


Ernest Cider — Faris Farms

Ernest Cider — Faris Farms

Hey! It’s Cider Week here in Ontario, and I’m stoked to have been passed a few cans of a new cider to try out. It’s called Ernest Cider from Faris Farms, which is in Newmarket. The ingredients list apple juice (first), honey, organic cane sugar, and sulphites. The can says it’s a dry cider, not […]


Stranger Than Fiction Porter — Collective Arts Brewing

Stranger Than Fiction Porter — Collective Arts Brewing

With so much happening in the brewing scene in Ontario, it’s often difficult to find a “thing” to be known for. And even if you do, you then need to make sure that you’re being authentic. And that your beer is good. Oops, still being authentic? Collective Arts does all of this well. If you […]


Anniversary No. 3 — Left Field Brewery

Anniversary No. 3 — Left Field Brewery

Sigh. Left Field. What can I say? Like watching a friend’s child grow from cute quirky kindergartner into a mature confident adult (I’m looking at you, Taylor Jackson), I have been so very lucky to have been witness to one of the most lovely success stories in Toronto in recent years. From hanging out in […]


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 […]