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... (continued) walked one minute down the same street and ended up at @fairweatherbeer. Wow, what a contrast of taproom spaces! This one is warm and almost has the feel of a secret bar, featuring a tap list on tile and hanging potted plants.
I got Still Shining: a dry-hopped American Pale Ale with notes of lime, candied ginger, and grapefruit.
Can I just move here already?
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First stop in the central Ontario brewery tour!
An amazing space: clean, simple, but so so friendly. Tried their Light Ray Session IPA, Huell Melon Pale Ale, Pineapple Rye Pale Ale, and their In The Palms IPA (to be released in March!). Fell in love; will be back.
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@strathconabeer | irish stout |
Dark, smooth, with smoky black liquorice notes that start at the tip of your tongue and linger down the back of your palate, Clover All Over ☘️ takes all my stress away.
Work hard, play hard, and #earnyourbeer πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
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I’m a big fan of checking out taprooms, such as the new one at @tofinobrewco!
I will be in the Toronto area for the next week and a half and am in need of some recommendations! Where should I go? @bellwoodsbeer? @bandit_brewery? @grainandgritbeer? @bloodbrothersbrewing?

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@twinsailsbeer | mosaic ipa |
Threw on some High(ish) Socks 🧦 and drank this fruity, hazy, New Englandesque IPA. Pours a lovely gold colour and is not too overpowering on the hops.

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@fieldhousebrewing | tart saison |
All things red(ish) for Vday ❀️
This limited release is brewed with heaps of cranberries and features an underbelly of traditional saison notes like lemongrass and subtle spice.
Currently reading Capote’s non-fiction novel β€œIn Cold Blood” about a small town Southern family murder for my literature and film survey class.

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@twinsailsbeer | DIPA |
Happy Family Day y’all 🌞
Space Armadillo πŸ¦”(where that armadillo emoji at?) is a super sweet and fruity beer, brewed with the wild yeast Sacc Trois, which lends to its tropical flavours of mango, pineapple, and citrus rind.
Pours a deep orange colour and for 8%, it is incredibly drinkable.

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@steelandoak
| four grain porter |
Super Bowl Sunday 🏈 with this wheaty 🌾 Porter : faint caramel, toffee, chocolate notes.
LETS GO PATS!

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@fourwindsbrewco | imperial ipa |
Part of the Zephyrus Series, Vexillum is moderately hoppy with notes of melon (particularly cantaloupe) and grapefruit, along with a residual trace of cane sugar.

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@yellowdogbeer | hazy ipa |
Big High 5 to this brewery from Port Moody for perfecting the art of the sweet and tangy #hazyipa πŸ™πŸ»
Pours a nice orange colour with grapefruit at the base and fresh flower blossoms at the nose.
Paired with my current Canadian Lit read, β€œBarometer Rising,” a novel about the Halifax explosion of 1917.

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@whitesailsbrewing | ne ipa |
A collaboration with @swansbrewery, this beer has a peppery mouthfeel and a bold hoppy base! Perfectly paired with some intense Yahtzee 🎲

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@strathconabeer | ne ipa |
Same go-to beer, different view.

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@twinsailsbeer
| horchata milk stout |
Just... wow. Smooth, sweet, sexy β€” this stout has it all. πŸ”₯ Cold brew at the nose with heavy cream to finish.

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@fieldhousebrewing | sour ipa |
After a week of leading 30+ kids for holiday camps, a beer is much needed.
This one has crisp sour apple notes 🍏 to bring up my weekly Vitamin C levels.

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@twinsailsbeer | citra pale ale |
Needing some sun in a can with all this fresh snow!
This beer has strong Sunny D vibes (my childhood) β˜€οΈ β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

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@coalharbourbrewing | ipa |
This Market Saturation IPA is juiiiiicy. Super sweet at the nose with heavy notes of fresh squeezed mandarin 🍊
My first true hazy pour and I’m diggin it 🀟🏻
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@strathconabeer | ne ipa |
Catching a beauty winter sunset with this super juicy brew πŸŠπŸ‹πŸˆ β€” can’t wait to pour it at home and catch some of that haze 🌈

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@strathconabeer | irish stout |
You know when you open up a brand new sharpie marker and take a big whiff and get a mild buzz from the fumes? Well, that’s exactly the first smell I got when opening up this can... and it was GLORIOUS πŸ‘πŸ»
The pour on this is like melted black liquorice β€” so smooth, so dark, so rich. Notes of mild toffee at the base and deep mahogany wood for the finish.
This baby didn’t need any luck πŸ€ looking forward to tracking down more of this brewery’s stuff on the island!

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@steelandoak | winter warmer |
Perfect beer for a snow day ❄️
Rich, full body with notes of blackstrap molasses that are sure to warm the soul in frigid temps 🌑️

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@yeastvanbc | double pale ale |
A collaboration between the best of Vancouver’s breweries, this beer is hoppy as heck πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
With bold malts and a smooth caramelized finish, this strong πŸ’ͺ🏻 beer drinks so easy.
Besides the sketchbook-esque label, my favourite part of this collab is that partial proceeds go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. I can really appreciate a brand with a purpose πŸ‘πŸ»

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| HAUL |
This is exactly why I’m a faithful @luckysliquorstore customer - they always come through with the limited releases / hard to get beers! Living on the island can get a bit disheartening at times with little access to mainland product, but they continue to bring in a rotation of new stuff.
Stoked on @strathconabeer Irish Stout, @steelandoak Blackstrap Dark Beer, @yeastvanbc Double Pale Ale special collab and especially the @bellwoodsbeer Dry Hopped Sour (from Toronto!!! Been eyeing this baby for months πŸ‘€)

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@tofinobrewco | porter |
Back-to-back posts for my fav island brewery in my new glassware!
This Dawn Patrol Coffee Porter can be enjoyed 🌞 or 🌚
Strong notes of coffee β˜•οΈ like an early Monday morning immediately followed by the bourbon πŸ₯ƒ sting of late night conversations.
With exams over, I can finally resume pleasure reading. Picking back up East of Eden which I left half-finished from this past summer.

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@tofinobrewco | IPA |
Wicked day of winter surf! β„οΈπŸ„
Finally got to check out the new taproom while enjoying this extremely hoppy and citrusy IPA πŸ‹πŸŠ(my buddy stuck with the coffee porter which I have waiting for me in a bomber at home!)
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@coalharbourbrewing
| dryhopped pineapple sour |
The thing about random bomber pickups is that they can either be a win or a fin and this one... is a WIN! πŸ‘πŸ»
Smells like an IPA, drinks like a saison/sour. Really wasn’t expecting this dark of a colour (my kitchen lighting is also to blame), but taste wise it has a nice light body and is heavily fruit forward. 🍍
MUCH SUPER YUM indeed. Providing some study fuel for my Chaucer exam tomorrow!

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@moodyales | chocolate oatmeal stout |
I picked this up last week on impulse and have been holding off on opening it buuuuuut today was rough and unfortunately, so was the taste profile of this stout.
For 5.8 % ABV the smell was strong (not in a good way) and the warm notes I anticipated were weak and almost watery? πŸ’§πŸ«
I’ve had some amazing porters/stouts as of late, but this one just doesn’t stack up.
Gotta give it a semi-drinkable 5/10.

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@beausallnatural | tripel |
Went for something a lil different on this lazy Sunday!
Can’t say I’ve ever tried a tripel before, but this one drinks like something fresh from the garden πŸ’ notes of lavender and vanilla.
Always nice to try something from the other side of the country!
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@c12beer | EXCITATION |
When it’s too late to drink coffee, do the next best thing: drink an espresso stout!
This one is dark and smooth, and the use of cacao nibs lends to its not-too-sweet chocolate notes.
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@fieldhousebrewing | dark saison |
I was hesitant to pick up this beer due to its high ABV (10%!!!), but ohhhh boy, am I glad I did!
A light and sprouty 🌱 flavour with a dark, sour aftertaste 🌚
Much needed after writing 23 pages of my thesis... and I’m not even halfway done yet!
Prayers are welcome πŸ™πŸ» .
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Dark and smoky mood, just like this @steelandoak Doppelbock.
First smell: smoked salmon🐟
First taste: smoked honeycomb 🐝 (because that’s a thing, right?!)
This brewery is quickly becoming one of my favs for local bomber pick-ups!
Yes, this is my second beer of the day and yes, it’s only 2pm. I am writing in true Ginsberg style.
Also, yes, the only acceptable receptacles I own are mason jars πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
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Finally trying this critically acclaimed @fourwindsbrewco Wild IPA for a day of wild thesis writing. Been so into Porters this fall/winter(?) season, forgot how great a nice blend of ripe fruit πŸ‹with a piney 🌲 aftertaste is.
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