An important discussion on the liberalization of craft beer, wine and spirits in Ontario. It’s slowly happening, but we have a long way to go. Check out that chart at 19:49…. I don’t know how whisky makers can possibly turn a profit in this province. Can we talk about how Matt Gibson from Nickel Brook Brewery should have his own show?
Last weekend, I went to Volo to try Nectarous, Canada’s best dry-hopped sour, on tap. Yes, it is smooth, intricately tropical and impossibly juicy. I want more. While there, I also tried a few other farmhouse ales. Among them were: the fabulous sour barrelly Surette by Colorado’s Crooked Stave, a tart saison that tasted like herbal BO, and a beer that reminded me of … Yardley Lavender lotion. At first whiff, I dubbed this “the perfume beer” and it offended me greatly. But then I took another sip. And another sip later, I was all: “Yardley Lavender lotion.” Continue reading