One of best things about commuting by bike is that I get to interact with the scene on the street. Case in point: today I was riding home along Palmerston Ave when I passed these fine gentlemen who called out something. I had to circle back to make sure I was hearing correctly: something about “free beer”.
Turns out that I wasn’t hearing things. They handed me a cold beer, and told me it was a promotion for Beau’s Beer, which is a craft beer, albeit not so local. Because of container laws I had to wait until I got home to try it. I would bet that they weren’t handing out beers to drivers.
The bottle I was handed was their Lug Tread Lager.
It was a smooth drinking dry Ale with a nice, not overbearing hoppiness. I’ll have to get some more from the LCBO.
I’m all in favor of the Ontario Craft Beer movement. The selection of interesting beers brewed in Toronto is gradually growing, which is a great thing. I try to support the two places that are in my neck of the woods: the Indie Ale House, and the Junction Craft Brewing Company.
Back to Beau’s. Thanks to the guys for lugging around beer on such a hot day. I’ll have to try out your other varieties.