24 Dec

Winter Beard | 24 Days of Beer #24

Day 24 - Winter Beard - Muskoka

Winter Beard is ready for sharing!


Brewery: Muskoka Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 8%       IBU: N/A

This delicious Christmas treat pours a very deep brown with a small head of tan foam. The aroma is dominated by strong cranberry tartness with good, sweet chocolate malt notes.

The flavour follows the aroma well although it is significantly less sweet than the aroma suggests. Dominated by tart cranberries over a rich carib body, Winter Beard has a medium to thick body with a smooth, lingering tartness.

4 out of 5 cats

Mike says:

“Didn’t taste much as much cranberry as expected.”


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03 Aug

Detour Beer Review

Muskoka Brewing - Detour

Muskoka Brewing - Detour As a major IPA enthusiast, summer can be a dangerous time of year. Long, hot days on the patio are perfect for drinking a beer, or two or three, but with traditional IPAs that can sometimes be more alcohol than I want for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Enter the session IPA: Light in body, low in alcohol, and full on flavour this is the perfect style of beer for a hophead like me when I want to enjoy a few brews without being useless and tired by early evening.

Last Wednesday I regaled you with my favourite of the style but its far from the only available example. In fact, Muskoka has done a pretty nice job with their own session IPA, Detour. From their website:

Life’s more interesting when you take the less paddled fork in the river. That’s how we developed Muskoka Detour. We took a left turn from a normal IPA, dry-hopping it to create a truly sessionable brew with a rewarding aroma, big hop flavours and clean finish. The result is a perfect way to quench your thirst for the unexpected.

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