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What’s better than OG Octopus Wants to Fight? New England Style Octopus Wants to Fight! 🐙 @greatlakesbeer

2018-11-21 02:56   322 8

 

What’s better than OG Octopus Wants to Fight New England Style Octopus Wants to Fight! 🐙 @greatlakesbeer

@greatlakesbeer's Grimace's Tears: a strawberry milkshake IPA brewed with strawberry purée, vanilla and lactose, 6% abv. The last time I had this beer it was the original vanilla version, but this one is even better! Great aromas and flavours of strawberry jam with a solid hop bitterness to balance the sweetness. This ranks with my favourite milkshake IPAs from Collective Arts, MERIT and the one Milkshark I've had. This is still available at the brewery but it won't be for long, cheers! 🍓🐮🍻 #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakesbeer #FreshGLB #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #craftbeertoronto #craftbeerto #grimacestears #strawberrymilkshakeipa #milkshakeipa #strawberry #lactose #vanilla #etobicoke #ontario

2018-11-20 17:04   95 1

 

@greatlakesbeer's Grimace's Tears: a strawberry milkshake IPA brewed with strawberry purée, vanilla and lactose, 6% abv. The last time I had this beer it was the original vanilla version, but this one is even better! Great aromas and flavours of strawberry jam with a solid hop bitterness to balance the sweetness. This ranks with my favourite milkshake IPAs from Collective Arts, MERIT and the one Milkshark I've had. This is still available at the brewery but it won't be for long, cheers! 🍓🐮🍻 #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakesbeer #FreshGLB #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #craftbeertoronto #craftbeerto #grimacestears #strawberrymilkshakeipa #milkshakeipa #strawberry #lactose #vanilla #etobicoke #ontario

We are sharing an appropriately sized beer for a Monday. I know I always bitch about baby cans, but the GLB ones are fairly priced with less of a premium over tall boys than some of the others. My only complaint was having to go to 4 LCBOs before finally finding some! Thrust! is much more tropical fruity than I remember (it’s been a while, missed out on the 2017 release!) and it was well worth the effort to seek out @greatlakesbeer #freshglb #greatlakesbrewery #torontocraftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #beerstagram

2018-11-19 23:47   90 4

 

We are sharing an appropriately sized beer for a Monday. I know I always bitch about baby cans, but the GLB ones are fairly priced with less of a premium over tall boys than some of the others. My only complaint was having to go to 4 LCBOs before finally finding some! Thrust! is much more tropical fruity than I remember (it’s been a while, missed out on the 2017 release!) and it was well worth the effort to seek out @greatlakesbeer #freshglb #greatlakesbrewery #torontocraftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #beerstagram

I won’t ever rush to the LCBO for an IPA, unless it’s Thrust! An IPA from Great Lakes brewery

2018-11-19 17:27   87 5

 

I won’t ever rush to the LCBO for an IPA, unless it’s Thrust! An IPA from Great Lakes brewery

Now and again you just want to play it safe. No new beers just a classic you know you will enjoy.

In steps ''Octopus wants to Fight'' IPA by @greatlakesbeer. Enjoyed early on when arriving in Canada 4 years ago. This is still a firm favourite and is one of the most recurring beers I drink.

2018-11-19 10:27   170 2

 

Now and again you just want to play it safe. No new beers just a classic you know you will enjoy. In steps ''Octopus wants to Fight'' IPA by @greatlakesbeer. Enjoyed early on when arriving in Canada 4 years ago. This is still a firm favourite and is one of the most recurring beers I drink.

Great Lakes Brewery
Raspberry Universe
Saison
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From GLB'S first series of bottle conditioned beers comes a really solid fruited Saison! It has a great bubbly, dry and funky body with some well blended fresh tart and sweet raspberry vibes - Definitely looking forward to more of these! Cheers 👍🍻
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 #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakes #glbfresh #raspberryuniverse #saison #bottleconditioned #fruitedsaison #toronto #torontocraftbeer #beer #craftbeer #Hops #hophead #beercore #untappd #craftbeergeek #beerpics #OCB #ontariocraftbeer #canadiancraftbeer  #drinkcraft #drinkfresh #drinklocal #supportcraftbeer #craftnotcrap

2018-11-18 20:06   85 2

 

Great Lakes Brewery Raspberry Universe Saison . From GLB'S first series of bottle conditioned beers comes a really solid fruited Saison! It has a great bubbly, dry and funky body with some well blended fresh tart and sweet raspberry vibes - Definitely looking forward to more of these! Cheers 👍🍻 @greatlakesbeer . . . . #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakes #glbfresh #raspberryuniverse #saison #bottleconditioned #fruitedsaison #toronto #torontocraftbeer #beer #craftbeer #Hops #hophead #beercore #untappd #craftbeergeek #beerpics #OCB #ontariocraftbeer #canadiancraftbeer #drinkcraft #drinkfresh #drinklocal #supportcraftbeer #craftnotcrap

New Beer from Great Lakes Brewery I picked up the other day... no better time to enjoy an IPA than when it’s fresh!
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THRUST! AN IPA
Tank Ten Limited Release
American India Pale Ale
6.5% ABV, 72 IBU
Great Lakes Brewery
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Designed by NASA scientists, THRUST! is structured to attack you senses.
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First, it burns into your visual cortex the image of a beer with a deep copper hue topped with a rocky white head. Soon your olfactory bulb should be awoken as the massive dry-hop propels a penetrating aroma of grapefruit, mango, grape, stone fruit and lychee hurling into your forebrain.
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Resisting the impulse to keep smelling the beer, you pound back a gulp which illicits a poking and prodding of tropical fruit and resin on your taste buds.
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Your pallet soon succumbs as THRUST! penetrates and perforates, eventually becoming your new reality.”
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Honestly, their poetic tasting notes are quite accurate! Great aromas and juicy hop flavour. I’m really liking this one, and glad it came in a 4-pack. Interesting to see the short cans though... not many of the craft breweries are doing that.
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Speaking of drinking the beer fresh... I still had one left of each of these other two excellent IPAs sitting in my fridge, and they just had to be had while they are still fresh and tasty!
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If you scroll down this column of my feed, you will see I reviewed them both on September 23rd... fear not, I like them both so much, I have re-bought fresh cans since then!
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Karma Citra IPA
Tank Ten Limited Release
American Single Hop India Pale Ale
6.6% ABV, 65 IBU
Great Lakes Brewery
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Citra hops are delicious! ‘Nuff said.
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Octopus Wants to Fight IPA
American India Pale Ale
6.2% ABV, 88 IBU
Great Lakes Brewery
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Year Round Release. Super bummed I just missed out on their New England style! Hopefully there’s a second batch.
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@greatlakesbeer
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 #GreatLakesBrewery #GreatLakesBeer #ThrustAnIPA #IPA #AmericanIPA #IndiaPaleAle #TankTen #LimitedRelease #Beer #CraftBeer #Hamilton #Ontario #KarmaCitra #SingleHop #SingleHopIPA #OctopusWantsToFight #OntarioCraftBeer #LCBO #NewBeer #BeerReview

2018-11-18 12:17   72 18

 

New Beer from Great Lakes Brewery I picked up the other day... no better time to enjoy an IPA than when it’s fresh! —//— THRUST! AN IPA Tank Ten Limited Release American India Pale Ale 6.5% ABV, 72 IBU Great Lakes Brewery Toronto, Ontario, Canada — “Designed by NASA scientists, THRUST! is structured to attack you senses. - First, it burns into your visual cortex the image of a beer with a deep copper hue topped with a rocky white head. Soon your olfactory bulb should be awoken as the massive dry-hop propels a penetrating aroma of grapefruit, mango, grape, stone fruit and lychee hurling into your forebrain. - Resisting the impulse to keep smelling the beer, you pound back a gulp which illicits a poking and prodding of tropical fruit and resin on your taste buds. - Your pallet soon succumbs as THRUST! penetrates and perforates, eventually becoming your new reality.” — Honestly, their poetic tasting notes are quite accurate! Great aromas and juicy hop flavour. I’m really liking this one, and glad it came in a 4-pack. Interesting to see the short cans though... not many of the craft breweries are doing that. —//— Speaking of drinking the beer fresh... I still had one left of each of these other two excellent IPAs sitting in my fridge, and they just had to be had while they are still fresh and tasty! — If you scroll down this column of my feed, you will see I reviewed them both on September 23rd... fear not, I like them both so much, I have re-bought fresh cans since then! —//— Karma Citra IPA Tank Ten Limited Release American Single Hop India Pale Ale 6.6% ABV, 65 IBU Great Lakes Brewery Toronto, Ontario, Canada — Citra hops are delicious! ‘Nuff said. —//— Octopus Wants to Fight IPA American India Pale Ale 6.2% ABV, 88 IBU Great Lakes Brewery Toronto, Ontario, Canada — Year Round Release. Super bummed I just missed out on their New England style! Hopefully there’s a second batch. —//— @greatlakesbeer —//— #GreatLakesBrewery #GreatLakesBeer #ThrustAnIPA #IPA #AmericanIPA #IndiaPaleAle #TankTen #LimitedRelease #Beer #CraftBeer #Hamilton #Ontario #KarmaCitra #SingleHop #SingleHopIPA #OctopusWantsToFight #OntarioCraftBeer #LCBO #NewBeer #BeerReview

This Farmer Jared’s English Rye Ale brewed by Great Lakes Brewery out of Etobicoke Ontario Canada.
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ABV:4.9% | IBU: 20
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🇨🇦 #HouseofBeersCanada
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Tasty smooth brew just right to start decorating for Christmas 🎄. #decoratingforchristmas early!
Can’t really tell you about it because I crushed it!!!
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 #farmerjared #englishryeale #englishryebeer #7barrelseries #greatlakesbrewing #greatlakesbrewery #glb #etobicoke #etobicokebeer #torontocraftbeer #torontobeer #ontariocraftbeer #ontariobeer #canadiancraftbeer #canadianbeer

2018-11-17 23:17   76 1

 

This Farmer Jared’s English Rye Ale brewed by Great Lakes Brewery out of Etobicoke Ontario Canada. . ABV:4.9% | IBU: 20 . 🇨🇦 #HouseofBeersCanada . Tasty smooth brew just right to start decorating for Christmas 🎄. #decoratingforchristmas early! Can’t really tell you about it because I crushed it!!! . #farmerjared #englishryeale #englishryebeer #7barrelseries #greatlakesbrewing #greatlakesbrewery #glb #etobicoke #etobicokebeer #torontocraftbeer #torontobeer #ontariocraftbeer #ontariobeer #canadiancraftbeer #canadianbeer

Heard nothing but great things about this IPA, so I was delighted to finally get my hands on it! THRUST - AN IPA from the ever-reliable @greatlakesbeer is a fantastic assault on your senses. Pouring it, you can clearly smell the mix of dry hopped grapefruit, stone fruit, mango, grape, and lychee. It's a great preview of what's to come. The copper pour is topped by a strong head that laces the glass all the way down. Taste-wise, the earlier aromas give way to tropical fruits, while the zest keeps a nice citrusy flavour. 6.5% ABV and 72 IBU keeps things more than respectable - cheers! 🍻 #craftbeer #craftbeers #craftbrew #BeerDays #beerlover #realbeer #realale #realales #microbrew #microbrewers #microbrewery #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerlife #craftnotcrap #hoppybeer #hoppy #ontariobeer #ontariocraftbeer #ipa #beerme #drinkgreatbeer #drinkrealbeer #greatlakesbrewery #thrustanipa

2018-11-17 18:35   59 4

 

Heard nothing but great things about this IPA, so I was delighted to finally get my hands on it! THRUST - AN IPA from the ever-reliable @greatlakesbeer is a fantastic assault on your senses. Pouring it, you can clearly smell the mix of dry hopped grapefruit, stone fruit, mango, grape, and lychee. It's a great preview of what's to come. The copper pour is topped by a strong head that laces the glass all the way down. Taste-wise, the earlier aromas give way to tropical fruits, while the zest keeps a nice citrusy flavour. 6.5% ABV and 72 IBU keeps things more than respectable - cheers! 🍻 #craftbeer #craftbeers #craftbrew #BeerDays #beerlover #realbeer #realale #realales #microbrew #microbrewers #microbrewery #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerlife #craftnotcrap #hoppybeer #hoppy #ontariobeer #ontariocraftbeer #ipa #beerme #drinkgreatbeer #drinkrealbeer #greatlakesbrewery #thrustanipa

@greatlakesbeer's Lake Effect: inspired by a summer spent drinking heaps of IPAs on a stoop on Elmwood Ave in Buffalo NY, 7% abv. Great Lakes released this one at the brewery yesterday just in time for the season's first blizzard! This used to be my second favourite Tank Ten IPA behind Thrust but I don't love it nearly as much as I used to. I'm not sure if my palate has changed, if this year's run isn't as good or if having lots of Thrust recently has spoiled me! It's not as tropical as I remember but there's lots of lemon, grapefruit and white grape with a strong, slightly piney hop bitterness. Even though it's 7% it doesn't taste boozy which is great. This was canned on November 15th so all you hardcore Lake Effect fans need to head to the brewery while it's fresh, cheers! 🍋🌲🍻 #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakesbeer #FreshGLB #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #craftbeertoronto #craftbeerto #lakeeffect #lakeeffectipa #americanipa #ipa #etobicoke #ontario

2018-11-17 16:00   100 0

 

@greatlakesbeer's Lake Effect: inspired by a summer spent drinking heaps of IPAs on a stoop on Elmwood Ave in Buffalo NY, 7% abv. Great Lakes released this one at the brewery yesterday just in time for the season's first blizzard! This used to be my second favourite Tank Ten IPA behind Thrust but I don't love it nearly as much as I used to. I'm not sure if my palate has changed, if this year's run isn't as good or if having lots of Thrust recently has spoiled me! It's not as tropical as I remember but there's lots of lemon, grapefruit and white grape with a strong, slightly piney hop bitterness. Even though it's 7% it doesn't taste boozy which is great. This was canned on November 15th so all you hardcore Lake Effect fans need to head to the brewery while it's fresh, cheers! 🍋🌲🍻 #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakesbeer #FreshGLB #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #craftbeertoronto #craftbeerto #lakeeffect #lakeeffectipa #americanipa #ipa #etobicoke #ontario

@greatlakesbeer's New England Style Octopus Wants to Fight!: their beloved IPA brewed in their 7 Barrel system using Vermont yeast and a modified hop schedule, 6.2% abv. Only 2400 cans of this beer were made and it sold out on release weekend! Who else was lucky enough to get some? I have already done a review of the original (it's been my avatar since the beginning!) but this new version is much juicier with a more balanced tropical citrus flavour than the original. However, I still prefer the way the OG punches you in the face with hops! The cans are obviously amazing and I hope more are made soon, cheers! 🍋🍊🌲🐙🍻 #greatlakesbeer #greatlakesbrewery #FreshGLB #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #craftbeertoronto #craftbeerto #octopuswantstofight #neipa #newenglandipa #ipa #etobicoke #ontario

2018-11-14 17:47   133 3

 

@greatlakesbeer's New England Style Octopus Wants to Fight!: their beloved IPA brewed in their 7 Barrel system using Vermont yeast and a modified hop schedule, 6.2% abv. Only 2400 cans of this beer were made and it sold out on release weekend! Who else was lucky enough to get some I have already done a review of the original (it's been my avatar since the beginning!) but this new version is much juicier with a more balanced tropical citrus flavour than the original. However, I still prefer the way the OG punches you in the face with hops! The cans are obviously amazing and I hope more are made soon, cheers! 🍋🍊🌲🐙🍻 #greatlakesbeer #greatlakesbrewery #FreshGLB #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #craftbeertoronto #craftbeerto #octopuswantstofight #neipa #newenglandipa #ipa #etobicoke #ontario

Another @greatlakesbeer IPA release means time to stock up. I don't think I've had Thrust! An IPA since it first came out so I welcome its return. Lots of fresh hoppy aromas when you open the can. Low bitterness and fruit forward on the palate with stone fruit, melon, lychee and juicy citrus. Very good.

2018-11-14 01:16   85 2

 

Another @greatlakesbeer IPA release means time to stock up. I don't think I've had Thrust! An IPA since it first came out so I welcome its return. Lots of fresh hoppy aromas when you open the can. Low bitterness and fruit forward on the palate with stone fruit, melon, lychee and juicy citrus. Very good.

Thrust! an IPA by @greatlakesbeer • American IPA • 6.5% ABV • Toronto, ON

Probably my favourite IPA from GLB. And this batch is even better than I remember! And it's in small cans! Cheers 🍻 #beer #ontariocraftbeer #craftbeer #ocb #glb #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakesbeer #glbthrust #thrust! #thrustipa #thrustanipa #ipa #americanipa #indiapaleale #ipaporn #freshglb #drinkcraft #supportcraftbeer #craftbeerporn #craftbeergeek #craftbeerlife #drinklocal #supportlocal #beerstagram #instabeer #beertography #beersofinstagram #canadiancraftbeer

2018-11-13 14:21   72 2

 

Thrust! an IPA by @greatlakesbeer • American IPA • 6.5% ABV • Toronto, ON Probably my favourite IPA from GLB. And this batch is even better than I remember! And it's in small cans! Cheers 🍻 #beer #ontariocraftbeer #craftbeer #ocb #glb #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakesbeer #glbthrust #thrust! #thrustipa #thrustanipa #ipa #americanipa #indiapaleale #ipaporn #freshglb #drinkcraft #supportcraftbeer #craftbeerporn #craftbeergeek #craftbeerlife #drinklocal #supportlocal #beerstagram #instabeer #beertography #beersofinstagram #canadiancraftbeer

This is Frust (instead of thrust) IPA with passion fruits brewed by Great Lakes Brewery out of Toronto Ontario Canada.
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This one is on tap only folks. Get down to GLB to try. It was a thick fruity IPA that had this interesting yet delicious sour note.
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 #IPA #indiapaleale #frustipa #glb #greatlakesbrewery 
 #greatlakesbrewing #toronto #torontocraftbeer #torontobeer #ontariocraftbeer #ontariobeer #craftbeer #canadiancraftbeer #canadianbeer

2018-11-12 17:48   105 2

 

This is Frust (instead of thrust) IPA with passion fruits brewed by Great Lakes Brewery out of Toronto Ontario Canada. . This one is on tap only folks. Get down to GLB to try. It was a thick fruity IPA that had this interesting yet delicious sour note. . 🇨🇦 #HouseOfBeersCanada . #IPA #indiapaleale #frustipa #glb #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakesbrewing #toronto #torontocraftbeer #torontobeer #ontariocraftbeer #ontariobeer #craftbeer #canadiancraftbeer #canadianbeer

Great Lakes Brewery
New England Style
Octopus Wants To Fight
IPA
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Nice variant of Octopus here with a super hazy but lighter body, a little more fresh tropical and juicy tones and a little less dry then the OG. Pretty solid! 
Cheers 👍🍻
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 #greatlakesbrewery #glb #glbfresh #octopuswantstofight #newenglandstyleoctopuswantstofight #ipa #newenglandipa #toronto #torontocraftbeer #beer #craftbeer #Hops #hophead #beercore #untappd #craftbeergeek #beerpics #OCB #ontariocraftbeer #canadiancraftbeer  #drinkcraft #drinkfresh #drinklocal #supportcraftbeer #craftnotcrap

2018-11-11 18:06   143 2

 

Great Lakes Brewery New England Style Octopus Wants To Fight IPA . Nice variant of Octopus here with a super hazy but lighter body, a little more fresh tropical and juicy tones and a little less dry then the OG. Pretty solid! Cheers 👍🍻 @greatlakesbeer . . . . #greatlakesbrewery #glb #glbfresh #octopuswantstofight #newenglandstyleoctopuswantstofight #ipa #newenglandipa #toronto #torontocraftbeer #beer #craftbeer #Hops #hophead #beercore #untappd #craftbeergeek #beerpics #OCB #ontariocraftbeer #canadiancraftbeer #drinkcraft #drinkfresh #drinklocal #supportcraftbeer #craftnotcrap

@greatlakesbeer's Canuck Pale Ale: a distinctly American-style pale ale which is giving Canadians an identity crisis, 5.2% abv. This one is Great Lakes' flagship beer, canned October 25 and enjoyed on October 28. Now that is some #FreshGLB ! With notes of orange, grapefruit and pine, it has a dry finish for a pale which I like a lot. I personally think this is one of the best value, available year-round, hop-forward beers in Ontario! It's also widely available at the LCBO and select Beer Stores and grocery stores across the province. This one is worth picking up for its place in Ontario craft beer history alone, cheers! 🍊🌲🍻 #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakesbeer #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #craftbeertoronto #craftbeerto #canuckpaleale #canuckoclock #americanpaleale #apa #paleale #etobicoke #ontario

2018-11-11 17:27   99 0

 

@greatlakesbeer's Canuck Pale Ale: a distinctly American-style pale ale which is giving Canadians an identity crisis, 5.2% abv. This one is Great Lakes' flagship beer, canned October 25 and enjoyed on October 28. Now that is some #FreshGLB ! With notes of orange, grapefruit and pine, it has a dry finish for a pale which I like a lot. I personally think this is one of the best value, available year-round, hop-forward beers in Ontario! It's also widely available at the LCBO and select Beer Stores and grocery stores across the province. This one is worth picking up for its place in Ontario craft beer history alone, cheers! 🍊🌲🍻 #greatlakesbrewery #greatlakesbeer #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #craftbeertoronto #craftbeerto #canuckpaleale #canuckoclock #americanpaleale #apa #paleale #etobicoke #ontario

Gave this beer a 2.5/5 on untappd 4 years ago 😂🙈. How times have changed! 4/5 now. Also got to try Frust! Passion fruit IPA from @greatlakesbeer and it was guuuud.

2018-11-11 02:47   529 11

 

Gave this beer a 2.5/5 on untappd 4 years ago 😂🙈. How times have changed! 4/5 now. Also got to try Frust! Passion fruit IPA from @greatlakesbeer and it was guuuud.

Spent the day the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair with the kids and made a stop at @greatlakesbeer @glbretail on the way home to pick up the latest releases a howler of FRUST! An IPA blend with Passionfruit, New England Style Octopus Wants to Fight IPA brewed with Vermont yeast and Farmer Jared’s English Rye Ale
 #greatlakesbrewery #octopuswantstofight #newenglandipa #ipa #craftbeer #craftbeerlife #craftbeerlover #craftbeernotcrapbeer #torontocraftbeer #torontobeer #cheers

2018-11-10 02:23   140 1

 

Spent the day the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair with the kids and made a stop at @greatlakesbeer @glbretail on the way home to pick up the latest releases a howler of FRUST! An IPA blend with Passionfruit, New England Style Octopus Wants to Fight IPA brewed with Vermont yeast and Farmer Jared’s English Rye Ale #greatlakesbrewery #octopuswantstofight #newenglandipa #ipa #craftbeer #craftbeerlife #craftbeerlover #craftbeernotcrapbeer #torontocraftbeer #torontobeer #cheers

What better thing for me today to fight the blues, tattoos and beer!! So I just submitted my entry for a contest to win a #GreatLakesBrewery tattoo. Below is a slightly shortened version of the submission.

I am a homebrewer with a group of friends up here in Georgetown. 
We have been brewing beer since the “old” days at U-brews >20 years ago but we recently started brewing full mash, soup to nuts (or maybe better stated “wort to hops”…) every week. Our first real recipe was what we called “Bitter Boys Pale Ale” which is very similar in style to the Canuck Pale Ale and we have been honing this recipe ever since. 
I really want to win this!

I currently have five tattoos and they all have special meaning for me. I try to plan all of my tattoos out and I have two to three more planned for loves of mine, Beer and Pink Floyd… 
I have been searching and trying to decide on a Beer themed tattoo for a long time and then I saw your ad when I was looking at for the Octopus Wants to Fight.

Serendipity!

So, the tattoo that I would absolutely love is the Crazy Canuck Pale Ale character, Gordie Levesque. Now I love the original can design with the Crazy Canuck inside of the red Maple Leaf so if there was some mash up with the old design with Gordie Levesque in it, that would be awesome!!! I am not much of an artist or I would try to mock something up but I feel the best idea is to leave it to the tattoo artist and also to ensure your style/branding is not unfairly changed for GLB.

As far as placement, if the tattoo is closer to the original can design and therefore a little smaller, I would like to get to placed on the underside of my left forearm (I am leaving the underside of my right forearm to my future Pink Floyd tattoo). If it is larger tattoo with Gordie on it, then I would like it on the outside of my left lower leg.

I hope I impressed on you guys how much I love tattoos and how much I love beer and especially the GLB brands!

Thanks and Cheers!!!! Chris Beauchamp
 #GLBtattooCONTEST #FreshGLB #Tattoo #BeerTattoo #greatlakesbeer

2018-11-09 22:53   10 3

 

What better thing for me today to fight the blues, tattoos and beer!! So I just submitted my entry for a contest to win a #GreatLakesBrewery tattoo. Below is a slightly shortened version of the submission. I am a homebrewer with a group of friends up here in Georgetown. We have been brewing beer since the “old” days at U-brews >20 years ago but we recently started brewing full mash, soup to nuts (or maybe better stated “wort to hops”…) every week. Our first real recipe was what we called “Bitter Boys Pale Ale” which is very similar in style to the Canuck Pale Ale and we have been honing this recipe ever since. I really want to win this! I currently have five tattoos and they all have special meaning for me. I try to plan all of my tattoos out and I have two to three more planned for loves of mine, Beer and Pink Floyd… I have been searching and trying to decide on a Beer themed tattoo for a long time and then I saw your ad when I was looking at for the Octopus Wants to Fight. Serendipity! So, the tattoo that I would absolutely love is the Crazy Canuck Pale Ale character, Gordie Levesque. Now I love the original can design with the Crazy Canuck inside of the red Maple Leaf so if there was some mash up with the old design with Gordie Levesque in it, that would be awesome!!! I am not much of an artist or I would try to mock something up but I feel the best idea is to leave it to the tattoo artist and also to ensure your style/branding is not unfairly changed for GLB. As far as placement, if the tattoo is closer to the original can design and therefore a little smaller, I would like to get to placed on the underside of my left forearm (I am leaving the underside of my right forearm to my future Pink Floyd tattoo). If it is larger tattoo with Gordie on it, then I would like it on the outside of my left lower leg. I hope I impressed on you guys how much I love tattoos and how much I love beer and especially the GLB brands! Thanks and Cheers!!!! Chris Beauchamp #GLBtattooCONTEST #FreshGLB #Tattoo #BeerTattoo #greatlakesbeer

I had thought we were done with @greatlakesbeer Sunnyside Session IPA for the season. But then Joe showed up with yet another case and I couldn’t be happier to see Roland Baggetts again (well I’d also be pretty happy to see him on Lake Effect, but I guess that’s a little premature. And it would mean winter was here...)
 #greatlakesbrewery #sunnysidesessionipa #sessionipa #24beers #ontariocraftbrewery #caseofbeer #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #etobicokebrewery #drinklocal #drinkcraftbeer #ilovesessionipas #lowalcoholfulltaste #rolandbaggetts #freshglb #sunnysideyearround #cheers

2018-11-09 22:40   97 7

 

I had thought we were done with @greatlakesbeer Sunnyside Session IPA for the season. But then Joe showed up with yet another case and I couldn’t be happier to see Roland Baggetts again (well I’d also be pretty happy to see him on Lake Effect, but I guess that’s a little premature. And it would mean winter was here...) #greatlakesbrewery #sunnysidesessionipa #sessionipa #24beers #ontariocraftbrewery #caseofbeer #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #etobicokebrewery #drinklocal #drinkcraftbeer #ilovesessionipas #lowalcoholfulltaste #rolandbaggetts #freshglb #sunnysideyearround #cheers

Great Lakes Brewery
666: Devil's Pale Ale
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Sure is nice to get this classic back in the glass. This malty dark hop blast is one hell of Satanical seasonal! Cheers 👍🍻
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2018-11-09 22:00   86 0

 

Great Lakes Brewery 666: Devil's Pale Ale . Sure is nice to get this classic back in the glass. This malty dark hop blast is one hell of Satanical seasonal! Cheers 👍🍻 @greatlakesbeer . . . . #greatlakesbrewery #glb #glbfresh #666 #devilspaleale #paleale #toronto #torontocraftbeer #beer #craftbeer #Hops #hophead #beercore #untappd #craftbeergeek #beerpics #OCB #ontariocraftbeer #canadiancraftbeer #drinkcraft #drinkfresh #drinklocal #supportcraftbeer #craftnotcrap

It’s that time of year again... Great Lakes Christmas Ale beer drinking and candle lighting! It’s supportive friends like you that keep our supply plentiful. Keep on drinking, we’re happy to pick up your empties, just shoot me a message. @glbc_cleveland .
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2018-11-09 19:58   187 7

 

It’s that time of year again... Great Lakes Christmas Ale beer drinking and candle lighting! It’s supportive friends like you that keep our supply plentiful. Keep on drinking, we’re happy to pick up your empties, just shoot me a message. @glbc_cleveland . . . . #christmasale #greatlakesbrewery #craftbeerholiday #beerbottlecandles #upcycledcandles #whilesupplieslast #holidaygifts #giftforhim #clevelandguy #handcut #handpolished #soywaxcandles #reuserecycle #stockingstuffer #clegifts #cleveland #shopohiomade #shoplocal #

The holidays are nearing and what better way to kick it off. @glbc_cleveland Christmas Ale will be tapped tonight, Thursday 11.8. Bringing back our LOUD, red mugs too.  #irishcoffee #coffeespecials #babylatte #fall #krakenrum #jeffparkchicago #instagood #instatea #chicagofood #quickbite #coffeeshop #coffeeprops #chicago #coffeephotography #instachicago #instacoffee #baristalife #coffee #chicagocoffee #chicagocoffee #312food #chicagobest #cupofcoffee #specialcoffee #coffeecocktails #greatlakesbrewery #christmasale

2018-11-08 17:14   52 1

 

The holidays are nearing and what better way to kick it off. @glbc_cleveland Christmas Ale will be tapped tonight, Thursday 11.8. Bringing back our LOUD, red mugs too. #irishcoffee #coffeespecials #babylatte #fall #krakenrum #jeffparkchicago #instagood #instatea #chicagofood #quickbite #coffeeshop #coffeeprops #chicago #coffeephotography #instachicago #instacoffee #baristalife #coffee #chicagocoffee #chicagocoffee #312food #chicagobest #cupofcoffee #specialcoffee #coffeecocktails #greatlakesbrewery #christmasale

We are turning 7 years old next week and we are getting better with age! 🎂
Wish us a Happy Birthday next week and get your first round for $5.50/pint on all craft beer and $7 imported wine...ALL DAY and All WEEK LONG. 🍷🍺
Celebrate with us!
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2018-11-07 15:28   54 4

 

We are turning 7 years old next week and we are getting better with age! 🎂 Wish us a Happy Birthday next week and get your first round for $5.50/pint on all craft beer and $7 imported wine...ALL DAY and All WEEK LONG. 🍷🍺 Celebrate with us! . . . . #birthdays #celebrations #bar #restaurant #foodblog #yyzeats #Torontolife #torontobar #tastetoronto #deliciousfood #thedanny #Danforth #TOR #tastetoronto #Torontoblog #millenials #social #girlsnightout #foodblog #torontorestaurant #dineto #yyz #dine #beer #monarchparkstadium #coalminetheatre #greatlakesbrewery #wellingtonbrewery #steamwhistle #leftfieldbrewery

I love how awesome this place is to to cycle all these bottles! #cleveland 
 #Repost @ohio_candle_factory (@get_repost)
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🛎ATTN. Adult beverage lovers!🍺 We need your XMAS🎅🤶 bottles! Donations of Xmas Ale bottles [or wine/liquor with Xmas themes] get Major Discounts just in time for the holidays! ❤
Get a discount off a CUSTOM candle:
6+ bottles receives = 15% OFF
12+ bottles receives = 25% OFF
AND! Donate your ♻️ empty bottles before November 20th and receive an extra 15% off on top of that! ❤💚❤💚❤
LOCAL? We will pick-up.
FAR AWAY? Let's talk!
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2018-11-06 16:41   16 1

 

I love how awesome this place is to to cycle all these bottles! #cleveland #Repost @ohio_candle_factory (@get_repost) ・・・ 🛎ATTN. Adult beverage lovers!🍺 We need your XMAS🎅🤶 bottles! Donations of Xmas Ale bottles [or wine/liquor with Xmas themes] get Major Discounts just in time for the holidays! ❤ Get a discount off a CUSTOM candle: 6+ bottles receives = 15% OFF 12+ bottles receives = 25% OFF AND! Donate your ♻️ empty bottles before November 20th and receive an extra 15% off on top of that! ❤💚❤💚❤ LOCAL We will pick-up. FAR AWAY Let's talk! • • #christmasale #christmasbeer #xmasale #seasonalbeer #holidaybeer #greatlakesbrewery #bellsbrewery #beercandles #beer #craftbeer #localbeer

@greatlakesbeer's THRUST! an IPA: an IPA designed by NASA scientists and structured to attack the senses, 6.5% abv. This beer and I go way back to 2014. I had had Karma Citra before, back when it was in 650ml bomber bottles at the LCBO, but soon after that I had Thrust in the same format. I already liked IPAs a lot at this point, like Head Stock and Mad Tom, but this was the first IPA that made me think "beer can TASTE like this?" This is not only my favourite IPA from Great Lakes, it's my favourite IPA in Ontario and maybe ever. This year's run is particularly good! I prefer it in the can which is weird, also amazing on tap too obviously but I find it more hop forward and less tropical. This beer explodes with mango, pineapple, lychee, tangerine, grapefruit, white grape...it's like different every sip dude. What's with that? It finishes with a herbal (almost minty?) hop bitterness that cuts through all the tropical fruit like a boss. Now Great Lakes makes a lot of great IPAs: Karma Citra, Lake Effect, Octo (now year round!), Moxee...I could go on. But this one for me is the Great Lakes IPA perfected, a juicy and dank IPA that ranks with stuff I've had from New England recently (reviews coming soon!) I try to keep my reviews short but I can't help but gush over this beer. It's probably tied with Peche Mortel for my favourite beer of all time! Sorry to hype it up so much, hopefully you like it as much as I do 😂 Thrust is available at the brewery in 473ml tallboys and in select LCBOs in 4-packs of shorties if you're into that (I am!) Please have this beer, it will blow your mind, cheers! 🍍🍈🍊🍋🌲🚀🍻 #greatlakesbrewery #GreatLakesBeer #FreshGLB #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #thrust #THRUSTanIPA #ipa #etobicoke #ontario

2018-11-05 17:54   119 3

 

@greatlakesbeer's THRUST! an IPA: an IPA designed by NASA scientists and structured to attack the senses, 6.5% abv. This beer and I go way back to 2014. I had had Karma Citra before, back when it was in 650ml bomber bottles at the LCBO, but soon after that I had Thrust in the same format. I already liked IPAs a lot at this point, like Head Stock and Mad Tom, but this was the first IPA that made me think "beer can TASTE like this" This is not only my favourite IPA from Great Lakes, it's my favourite IPA in Ontario and maybe ever. This year's run is particularly good! I prefer it in the can which is weird, also amazing on tap too obviously but I find it more hop forward and less tropical. This beer explodes with mango, pineapple, lychee, tangerine, grapefruit, white grape...it's like different every sip dude. What's with that It finishes with a herbal (almost minty) hop bitterness that cuts through all the tropical fruit like a boss. Now Great Lakes makes a lot of great IPAs: Karma Citra, Lake Effect, Octo (now year round!), Moxee...I could go on. But this one for me is the Great Lakes IPA perfected, a juicy and dank IPA that ranks with stuff I've had from New England recently (reviews coming soon!) I try to keep my reviews short but I can't help but gush over this beer. It's probably tied with Peche Mortel for my favourite beer of all time! Sorry to hype it up so much, hopefully you like it as much as I do 😂 Thrust is available at the brewery in 473ml tallboys and in select LCBOs in 4-packs of shorties if you're into that (I am!) Please have this beer, it will blow your mind, cheers! 🍍🍈🍊🍋🌲🚀🍻 #greatlakesbrewery #GreatLakesBeer #FreshGLB #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #thrust #THRUSTanIPA #ipa #etobicoke #ontario

Canuck Pale Ale by Great Lakes Brewery! This well established pale ale is one of our favorites, perfect to drink anytime! 😋 It pours a hazy pale golden colour, with medium body, light hoppy flavour 🍃, and a pinch of bitterness that doesn't last long, making it really easy to pour down the pipe! 😛 And as Gordie Levesque says "Drink this ale fresh".🍺 🇨🇦
Yeah, we had it on the same day as the Wicked Awesome IPA with the jamaican patties and it went really well! 😆
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2018-11-05 00:24   121 2

 

Canuck Pale Ale by Great Lakes Brewery! This well established pale ale is one of our favorites, perfect to drink anytime! 😋 It pours a hazy pale golden colour, with medium body, light hoppy flavour 🍃, and a pinch of bitterness that doesn't last long, making it really easy to pour down the pipe! 😛 And as Gordie Levesque says "Drink this ale fresh".🍺 🇨🇦 Yeah, we had it on the same day as the Wicked Awesome IPA with the jamaican patties and it went really well! 😆 @greatlakesbeer #greatlakesbrewery #ontariocraftbeer #canadianbeers #paleale #canuck #gordielevesque #fortheloveofbeer #beertime #beerlover #gimmemore #anytimebeer #craftbeerlover #craftbeer

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