Best Fireside Beers
Take these beers camping. They need air to breathe
By Don McSwiney for Avenue Calgary's June edition.
Don McSwiney’s beer drinking resume includes 25 years of enthusiastic consumption, as a private citizen and member of The Dino Martinis. Turn-ons include long walks on the beach, beer, discovering great new beer and talking or writing about beer. Turn-offs include beer snobs and those unwilling to give different beer styles a chance.
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Mill St. Brewery, Toronto, Ont.
7.0% Bock Sweet, deep, burnt-caramel taste, with hops that only come through on the finish. In the background you get some boozy notes, like a barroom napkin note. Despite the seven per cent alcohol, it’s an easy, tasty drinker.
Where to drink it: A fireside beer, to be sure.
Pairing: A cheese-and-crackers or chocolate-and-raspberries beer, too strong to pair with most foods.