8th Sin

Brewery: Hopcity Brewing Co. Type: Black Lager ABV: 5.0% IBU: 25 Thoughts: The can design is what initially caught my eye – unfortunately for most breweries, I’m a sucker for looks and I often judge a beer by it’s cover. As well, while we’re on the topic of the can, I’m also noticing that this beer has won some awards….

Bonfire Black Lager

Brewery: Perth Brewery Type: Dark Lager ABV: 5% IBU: 20 Appearance / Aroma: Aroma is sweet and grainy with hint of apple. The colour is similar to a black coffee, dark brown and slightly translucent. The head is fluffy and big. Not so dense but it sticks around. Decent lacing. Taste  / Feel: I’m conflicted on this one because the first…

WINTERWEISS

Brewery: Muskoka Brewing Company Type: Dunkelweizen From Beer Advocate:  ‘These southern Germany wheat beers are brewed as darker versions (Dunkel means “dark”) with deliciously complex malts and a low balancing bitterness. Most are brown and murky (from the yeast). The usual clove and fruity (banana) characters will be present, some may even taste like banana bread.’ Dark…

A Summer Smash

So I didn’t make proper notes of these beers.  But I will briefly touch on them before they are lost in my brain forever. Wanderlust, by Breakside Brewery in Oregon, USA.  It’s an American IPA @ 6.6% alcohol.  It was my favorite of the three beers Emily brought  home.  It’s label is a thing a…