Posts Tagged: Ontario Craft Beer

Beau’s All Natural Buenos Días Gruit Ale

Beau’s All Natural Brewing (from Ontario) sent me some beers to try a few weeks ago and I had saved the Buenos Días Gruit Ale for last as it sounded the most intriguing. Made using orange peel, lime peel, lime juice and a touch of sea salt, and just a touch of hops. On the very first sip there isn’t much going on, just crisp malt flavour and a good amount of carbonation. Then the citrus flavours develop with a little bitter bite, finishing off slightly salty. Reminds me of drinking a Corona right after doing a proper tequila shot, minus the tequila. Very refreshing and an interesting concept, but this might be a bit out there flavour wise for traditionalists.

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Today’s Beer: August 6

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Today’s Beer: Found a hidden gem in the park down from my aunts place in Toronto. It’s live jazz night tonight at Cafe Belong in the old brickworks and I’m enjoying a bottle of Beau’s All Natural Lug Tread Lagered Ale out on the patio. Smooth, crisp, but with a bit of bite, this is a perfect beer for the moment. I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve had from this brewery so far, so if you’re ever out east keep your eyes open for it!

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Today’s Beer: August 5

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Today’s Beer: well I wasn’t too satisfied with the last beer, so I had to dip back into my supply. The Naughty Neighbour American Style Pale Ale from Nickel Brook Brewery really tickled my fancy. Made with 5 malts and casacde, centennial and citra hops its got juicy grapefruit aroma and taste, but not as bitter on the finish as an IPA. Quite enjoyable plus love the label!

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Today’s Beer: August 1

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Today’s Beer: well it’s not from BC, but it is local relative to where I am. I’d heard of Amsterdam Brewery before getting to Toronto, and I have to say as my first Ontario Craft experience it isn’t too bad. This 7.1% unfiltered IPA brings Amarillo and Centennial hops in along with 4 undisclosed malts, and is naturally carbonated and slightly aged. Something in the mix tastes a little metallic to me, but overall it’s quite nice. Bonus points to the cycling skeleton!

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