Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of April 24–30 (26 unique beers)

This… this is really late. What can I say, sometimes life gets in the way. That and drinking. Mostly the drinking.



At home

Vapor Wave by Twin Sails Brewing

Pineapple and tropical fruit nose. Biscuit and crackery malt base. Mild tartness and drying saltiness. Extremely refreshing.

Juice Plus by Twin Sails Brewing

Batch #2. This delicious beer showcases those bright Citra orange peel and lemon rind aromas and flavours so well over a light biscuit malt base.

Street Legal IPA by Twin Sails Brewing

Nothing crazy, but a good standard IPA with pine, citrus, tropical, and a touch of floral. Balanced by light biscuit malt. Super crushable.

Karaoke Showdown by Yellow Dog Brewing Co

You get the rich toasty malt of a dopplebock and a touch of light caramel, with a big hit of American hops. Like Red double IPA.

Devil’s Dream IPA by Hoyne Brewing

Lots of bready and doughy caramel malt with pine and floral hop notes and a hint of undefinable citrus. More like an English IPA.

Chimay Bleue (Grande Réserve) by Bières de Chimay

God bless those Trappist monks. Rich notes of dates, raisins, cherry, caramel, toffee, apple, pear, clove, pepper. So much alcohol warmth.

Brewer’s Row Collaboration Peach Belgian by Moody Ales / Twin Sails / Yellow dog / Parkside

The peach really complements the fruity ester notes from the yeast and counterbalances the pepper and clove notes from the phenols.

Sour & Salt by Brekeriet Beer AB

Nice refreshing gose with light tartness and a touch of salt and coriander spice.

Anniversary India Red Ale by Tree Brewing Co.

One dimensional piney and grassy nose with generic caramel malt. By the numbers.

Foraged Saison by Field House Brewing Co.

Floral and funky nose. Brett rapsberry and natural blackberry on the palate. Funky, but not sour. Intriguing.

Mystify by Boombox Brewing Company

Tart, lemony, and sweet, with a wee touch of funk and wood. Super crushable and delicious!

Hop Chowdah by Cannery Brewing

Nice light and fruit IPA with a tropical fruit nose. Not quite full NE. It wasn’t cloudy or smooth enough.

Brett Saison by Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Touch of mild funk on the nose. Rich cherry and peach flavour with a bit of citrus, floral, and spiciness.

Colour & Shape by Superflux Beer Company

This was my last can of the last batch of small cans. The haze had dropped out, but it still had tons of Juicy papaya flavour. So refreshing! I can’t wait for the new batch!

On Tap

Incredible Pulp by Boneyard Beer Company

Juuuuuuuicy AF. The blood orange comes through so nicely.

Hare And The Dog by Main Street Brewing Company

Classic English-style bitter. Grassy hop notse with a rich malt forward body with an earthy bitter finish.

Le Merle by North Coast Brewing Company

Tropical fruit nose with hops and Belgian yeast on the palate, providing notes of peppercorn and apricot.

Sour Weisse by Four Winds Brewing

Tart light sour with mild citrus palate and dry wheat finish.

Salted Caramel Stout by Breakside Brewery

Smooth milk stout with caramel, chocolate, and mild salt on the palate.

Joe’s Banjo by Brassneck Brewery

Mild lactic acidity with pear, apple, peppercorn, and clove on the palate.

Psychosomatica by Brassneck Brewery

Tropical fruit, berries, melon, passion fruit. Mild bitterness. Delish.

Rocket Surgery by Brassneck Brewery

Sweet candy sugar, mild spiciness, gentle Brett funk. Well concealed alcohol.

Scarfface Cranberry Orange Wit by Phillips Brewing Company

Average. Mild cranberry and orange. Bit thin. Dry wheat finish.

Lions Summer Ale by Granville Island Brewing

Biscuity malt base with hints of citrus that wishes it was tropical. Tastes like cheap beer I would buy as a teen in the UK.

Fat Tug IPA by Driftwood Brewery

Hardly my first time drinking “the Tug.” Do you like hops, because this has HOPS!

Guinness Draught by Guinness

Malty, with some nuts and cocoa. Seemed way more thin than I remember from when I was young and dumb.