5 Good Reasons 2 Keep Drinking?

Its been awhile since we rated any beers so here goes a five pack of mini reviews of stuff we’d tried out of late:

5 good reasons?

KLB Raspberry Wheat: good and light.  tasted like it was nothing going down the tube which could be dangerous.  looking fwd to having a few more of these when the weather warms up. could be in the rotation once summer comes.  one thing we learnt is that KLB is made by the once fine folks at Amsterdam brewery.  could this be a return to form? we used to really dig their nut brown but then it tanked.  it mightabeen something in the water that year though. stay tuned.

Mill Street Tankhouse:  hearty and rough.  great oaky smokey taste.  wow, this one is a keeper.  though we never have enjoyed much of anything from Mill Street, this one is a top notch!  was definitely the most pleasant surprise of this lot of revews.

Great Lakes Red Leaf Lager: though we aren’t much of a lager drinker, this one was well worth another look and taste.  very smooth and non-offensive, even with the after taste!  Great Lakes Brewery is fast becoming one of fave local breweries.  they are already solidly in our top 3!

Beau’s Lug Tread
:  new bottle this year.  gone is the ceramic which made a great gift item last holiday season.  so now its in a glass bottle and is anything different?  nope.  its still all good and super tasty!  ever since we had a nasty first bottle (we suspect it wasn’t sealed properly) back in the fall of 2008, we haven’t met a Beau’s we haven’t enjoyed to the fullest.  why do you think it was gift worthy last holiday season?  yup, cuz its that good! also newsworthy from Beaus is a special release called “community brew” of which 30% of sales goes to local charities.  can’t wait to check that out soon!

Nickel Brook Ale:  we really, really, really enjoyed the Green Apple beer that Nickel brook puts out.  THAT is a great summer beer.  this ale however was a waste of time.  lofty expectations not met. too bad. really a beer that was remarkably unremarkable.

wow, all this beer reviewing is making us thirsty.  gtg!


6 Comments to “5 Good Reasons 2 Keep Drinking?”

  1. Amsterdam makes a Nut Brown and a Natural Blonde, not a nut blonde…. and they’re both still around. LCBOs and Beer Stores have them as well as countless bars in the city. You can also get both brews at their own retail store at the brewery. Really like both beers and their seasonal lineup is great. Definitely worth heading down to the brewery for!

  2. thx beerman! the editor missed that one! changes made. perhaps next review we will update our take our their brews. we pass by the brewery often so really there is no xcuse.

  3. I also love Nickelbrook’s Green Apple Beer. I could have 5/6 of them and not even realize it, prefer it to any Lime Beer concoction.

    • ian! good2hear from ye! yes, 2 summers ago, we were the same way with the green apple. this past summer thou, our local lcbo stopped carrying it. wtf? so we only got 2 six packs at one point somewhere last summer. remind me to let’cha know how to improve the mlb playoffs…. i’ll leave that answer on yer site somewheres.

  4. Thanks sir! I actually just discovered the Green Apple beer at the LCBO this past summer, I wish I knew about it sooner! I guess that means you just have to stock up, but not sure how long that stuff keeps for. Also had the Raspberry Wheat and was a big fan of that one too.

    And MLB Playoffs? Expand it … the more the merrier, right?

  5. how to xpand the MLB playoffs by one team without increasing the length of the playoffs or increasing the amount of series played.

    Regular Season:


    3 division winners
    2 wild cards


    3 division winners
    2 wild cards


    The 5 teams play 3 game series against each other for 2 weeks for a total of 12 games
    Home team based on the better regular season record. Team with the best LCS record moves into the WS.
    In case of a tie, a tiebreaker game is played.


    The 5 teams play 3 game series against each other for 2 weeks for a total of 12 games
    Home team based on the better regular season record. Team with the best LCS record moves into the WS.
    In case of a tie, a tiebreaker game is played.

    World Series:

    Best of 7 as currently done.

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