Beer Diary: Days 5 to 7 – Brampton, Orangeville, and a Wedding


These weren’t really ‘tourist’ days for me, so there’s not much to report on. I headed north to go attend the wedding of some friends, which was what brought me back to Toronto in the first place. I’m not going to go into those details on this blog, but there were a number of new beers consumed that I’ll list for your reading pleasure:
Garrison Brewing Black IPA I opened this an hour before check out of my Toronto hotel on Friday, thinking I’d finish it while packing. I didn’t expect it to be such a roasty BEAST of a beer…it ended up getting poured into a travel coffee cup for some outdoor downtown Toronto drinking.
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion This was one if the beers the groom requested specifically for the wedding party. It’s a tasty pale ale, and sessionable. Very, very sessionable…I tested the hell out if that aspect of the beer
Mill St Vanilla Porter This was the second specially ordered beer, and it came out one the Hoptical Illusion keg was empty. Which also happened to be when desert cane out…epic timing for an amazing brew
Hockley Valley Dark Ale The first of the venues standard range, and the beer I switched to once the Vanilla Porter ran dry. Not bad at all, very dunkel-ish. My memory is a little hazy from this point though
Flying Monkeys Robert Simpson Confederation Ale Again, not bad…I think?
Cremore Springs Lager I scribbled drunken notes on a coaster for this one…”Picture the worst euro-lager you’ve tasted. That’s what this tastes like”…I’m a harsh critic when drunk.
Garrison Imperial IPA Day 7 found me back in Toronto, nursing a hangover, with a fridge filled with beers to be drunk before my next flight. I bit the bulletins poured myself this. It wasn’t disappointing, but felt a little unbalanced. I probably wasn’t in the best condition to be passing judgement though…

Then I passed out (more from lack of sleep than from the single beer I had), which left me still with a fridge full of beer to consume prior to departing Toronto. Day 8 could be intense


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