Thursday, 18 August 2011

Hop City Brewing Co.-Barking Squirrel Lager

Hop City Brewing Co.'s oddly named Barking Squirrel Lager was my treat at the end of a long day spent sending out resumes and writing cover letters.  BSL is the pride of Brampton, ON.  I enjoyed a pint of draught at a local watering hole near the Rosedale subway station in Toronto.

Barking Squirrel is a lager in name and in flavour, but its appearance is more like an English Ale.  It has an attractive clear coppery colour and has very little head.  While there is very little aroma, BSL's taste is a pleasant mix of hops and malt.  The beer finishes slightly sweetly and there is not much of an aftertaste.

As an advocate of local beers, I encourage readers to give this brew a shot.  It has a robust colour, but is relatively light and drinkable.  In short, an enjoyable if not remarkable beer that should appeal to a wide range of enthusiasts.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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