Beer Review

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 […]

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 […]