FROM THE ARCHIVES: Irish Red by Brock St. Brewing Co.

REVIEW: Irish Red by Brock St. Brewing Co. Posted by thebrewhead on July 28, 2016August 22, 2016 This beer recently won Gold at Ontario Brewing Awards 2016.   Yup, this is Irish Red from Brock St. Brewing Co. located in Whitby, ON.    Let’s get to it, shall we? Out of the tallboy pours a black-like body with ruby undertone shining through with a head that quickly dissipated.   The aroma is bready with toasted biscuits and grains. And this is where it went downhill, the taste is toasted biscuits and toffee notes.   This is disappointing.  The body is thin and weak, … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: Irish Red by Brock St. Brewing Co.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sinister Minister by Brimstone Brewing Co.

REVIEW: Sinister Minister by Brimstone Brewing Co. Posted by thebrewhead on July 28, 2016August 22, 2016 Out of Ridgeway, Ontario hails a little brewery called Brimstone Brewing Co., and they’re doing wonderful things.   Take Sinister Minister, a IPA that is a whooping 7.5% and big in body. Out of the bottle pours a cloudy orange-amber colour with a off-white dense head that took a while to settle.   The aroma is piney hops, and I mean a lot of piney hops.  The piney hops balances it out with citrus and peel notes. The taste is a big malt forward with floral and … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sinister Minister by Brimstone Brewing Co.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Bystander APA by Innocente Brewing Co.

REVIEW: Bystander APA by Innocente Brewing Co. Posted by thebrewhead on July 28, 2016August 22, 2016 If you’re heading to St. Jacobs, Ontario, you should know that there are two excellent Ontario Craft Breweries to hit up.   First, you have Block Three Brewing Co. right in St. Jacobs.   The other? Well, head down Highway 17 and get off Northfield Drive East. You really can’t miss it. This is what I did last weekend with the ladies (meaning my Wife and Daughter) and I stopped at both places to pick up a few beer to have for that Game 2 of the … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVE: Bystander APA by Innocente Brewing Co.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Million Dollar Shag by 5 Paddles Brewing Co.

REVIEW: The Million Dollar Shag by 5 Paddles Brewing Co. Posted by thebrewhead on July 28, 2016August 22, 2016 Spring weather is finally here.   With the first patio beer of 2016, I picked The Million Dollar Shag, a Raspberry Hibiscus from 5 Paddles Brewing Co.  I recently got this bottle from the April’s Brew Box (which also came with In Your Face IPA as well). From the brewery; Bright raspberry flavour & aroma mingle with beautiful floral hibiscus in this saison that you will not soon forget. Talk about a shag!  This unfiltered Hibiscus Saison with incredible burst of raspberries on the aroma … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Million Dollar Shag by 5 Paddles Brewing Co.