23 Dec

Saint of Circumstance | 24 Days of Beer #23

Day 23 - Saint of Circumstance - Collective Arts

Saint of Cicumstance features great art from local artists

 

BreweryCollective Arts
Style: American Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.7%     IBU: 19

This American Blonde pours a cloudy pale golden yellow with a small head of white foam that dissipates slowly. The mellow nose is dominated by pale malts and faint citrus hops with some bready notes. Traces of grassy and leafy hops also make their presence known.

Saint of Circumstance has a smooth, citrusy hop flavour with good bready pale malts and a touch of lemon and lime. A bit of skunkiness and a slightly sour after taste kind of ruin it for me but the overall flavour is pretty good. This blonde has a nice mouthfeel with strong carbonation and a medium body.

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29 Jul

Review of Bevy 0007 | SOBDL

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What: Bevy 0007
Where: Artscape Youngplace
When:  Friday, July 25, 2014

The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies is a great example of the impressive growth of the craft beer industry throughout Ontario, and especially in Toronto. With an almost overwhelming number of bars, brewpubs, and restaurants serving a massive variety of local and imported quality beer it is no surprise to see craft beer become a topic of widespread discussion with magazines like Now dedicating entire sections to beer guides .

But women have long been an overlooked aspect of the movement towards better beer and the Society aims to change that: Not only by bringing women together in a safe place where they can discuss and enjoy new brews without having their opinions dismissed by the likes of those who still believe women only drink sweet cocktails but also by harnessing our love for said beer to encourage charity. Each month, the proceeds from their “Bevies” goes to supporting the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF), a registered charity dedicated to “empower[ing] women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence.”

Lucky ladies who manage to get tickets for these monthly meetups get to enjoy great food, new and unreleased beer, and a consistently great party. This month the ladies offered beer from Collective Arts; Side Launch Brewing; Great Lakes; Black Oak; and Royal City Brewing Co. We also had the option to purchase small tasting sizes of each beer before spending drink tickets on full size pints. This was a nice touch this month and allowed me to easily try all of the offerings without spending too much money, consuming too much beer, or ending up with a pint of something I simply didn’t care for.

For more information about the delicious brews, the extremely satisfying food, and the charming venue, read on!

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