Beer Subscription Boxes Part 1: OTR Bartending Services

This is the first part of a series dedicated to exploring the newly popular option of Craft Beer Subscriptions – boxes delivered to your door, usually monthly, filled with craft beer.  The idea behind these are usually twofold: exclusivity (usually beer that one cannot…

Black Cab Stout (Fuller’s Brewery)

Origin: Chiswick, London, England Beer Style: Stout Alc./Vol.: 4.5% IBU: 40 Malts: Ale Malt, Imperial Malt, Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt, Golden Malted Oats Hops: English Fuggles, Goldings Suggested Glassware: Snifter, Nordic Suggested Serving Temperature: 5-8° celsius Availability: Year Round Where to buy: Only on draft in select Bars and Restaurants This review is for another…

Limited Edition Imperial Stout (Fuller’s Brewery)

Origin: Chiswick, London, England Beer Style: Imperial Stout Alc./Vol.: 10.7% IBU: 150 Malts: N/A Hops: Sovereign, Centennial Suggested Glassware: Snifter Suggested Serving Temperature: 5-8° celsius Availability: Year Round Where to buy: Select LCBO locations This review is for a very special beer from Fuller’s Brewery in London, England. I was lucky enough to be given…

Happy Pilsner (Beau’s Brewery)

Origin: Vankleek, Ontario, Canada Beer Style: Bohemian Pilsner Alc./Vol.: 5.3% IBU: 30 Malts: Pilsner, Carafoam, Acidulated (All Organic) Hops: Organic Hersbrucker Suggested Glassware: Pilsner Glass Suggested Serving Temperature: 5-8° celsius Availability: Seasonal (Oktoberfest) Where to buy: Beau’s brewery or select LCBO locations This review is of Happy Pilsner, which is my second beer from the Beau’s…

Old North (Lake of Bays Brewing)

Origin: Baysville (Muskoka), Ontario, Canada Beer Style: Porter Alc./Vol.: 8% Suggested Glassware: English Pint/Shaker Suggested Serving Temperature: Leave it in the snow outside your house for half an hour before consuming Availability: Seasonal (Late Fall/Winter) Where to buy:  Lake of Bays brewery or select LCBO locations Evenin’, all. Mike here; I’m…

Dial “Z” for Zwickel (Beau’s Brewery)

Origin: Vankleek, Ontario, Canada Beer Style: Zwickelbier Alc./Vol.: 5.7% IBU: 27 Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Acidulated, Carafoam, Caraaroma (All Organic) Hops: Strisselspalt, Triskel (All Organic) Suggested Glassware: Mug or Stein Suggested Serving Temperature: 7-10° celsius Availability: Seasonal (Oktoberfest) Where to buy: Beau’s brewery or select LCBO locations This review features a beer from the Beau’s Oktoberfest…

Calabaza (Northumberland Hills Brewery

Origin: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada Beer Style: Pumpkin Ale Alc./Vol.: 5.0% IBU: NA Malts: NA Hops: NA Suggested Glassware: Tulip, Goblet, or Snifter Suggested Serving Temperature: 3-5° Celsius Availability: Seasonal (Fall) Where to buy: Northumberland Hills Brewery, Cobourg Ontario This review features my last pumpkin beer of the season from Northumberland Hills Brewery, which…

Jumpin Jack (Tree Brewing Co.)

  Origin: Kelowna, B.C, CanadaBeer Style: Pumpkin AleAlc./Vol.: 6.5%IBU: 65Malts: Pale, Chocolate, Crystal, Light Munich, Dark MunichHops: Perle, Golding, TettnangSuggested Glassware: PokalSuggested Serving Temperature: 3-5° CelsiusAvailability: Seasonal (Fall) Where to buy: LCBO and Tree Brewing Co.This weeks beer review features a beer from Tree Brewing Co. in Kelowna, B.C. This is my second beer from…

Peculiar Pumpkin (William Street Beer Co.)

Origin: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada Beer Style: Pumpkin Ale Alc./Vol.: 7.0% IBU: 19.5 Malts: Pale Malt, Munich Caramel and Biscuit Hops: Cascade, Czech Golding Suggested Glassware: Tulip, Goblet, or Snifter Suggested Serving Temperature: 10° Celsius Availability: William Street Beer Co., Cobourg Ontario This review features a beer from William Street Beer Co. , which…

Witchy Woman (Old Flame Brewing Co.)

Orgin: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada Beer Style: Pumpkin Ale Alc./Vol.: 5.3% IBU: 20 Malts: Pilsner, Crystal Hops: Magnum for Bittering Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass, Shaker, Tumbler Suggested Serving Temperature: 10° Celsius Availability: Old Flame Brewery, Port Perry This review features a beer from one of my favourite breweries, Old Flame Brewing Co. in Port Perry,…