Cruiser All Day Pale Ale and Track 85

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Amsterdam Brewery Cruiser All Day Pale Ale

I’m excited to say that this is my first time trying anything by Amsterdam Brewery. Amsterdam Brewery has been around since 1986 and is based out of Toronto. They were recently in the news for some of their blood orange radler cans exploding.  

So let’s get down to it. This beer has a pale yellow colour, with very little head, and has a 4.9% ABV. There’s a lot of hop and fruit smells, and I caught some dried apricot and banana. It has a good mouth feel, and yes I do consider that a valid point to make. On the taste this is a bit hoppier than some other pale ales but isn’t overpoweringly hoppy at all. This was a great beer although probably more of a warm weather beer.

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Old Tomorrow Track 85 Lagered Ale

Old Tomorrow has been on the blog many times already including their honey ginger shandy, and their Canadian pale ale. Something nice about them is that each of their beers comes with a story behind the name, usually Canadian history. Old Tomorrow was the nickname for Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, and Track 85 is a reference to the last spike of the Canadian railroad driven in in 1885.

Track 85 is 4.5% ABV and comes out a ruby red colour, with a long lasting head. There’s a lot of malt scents and flavours of marshmallow and sugar. The bitterness is there but it’s mostly a malt flavoured beer. This was stronger and thicker than I was expecting it to be but it’s a very tasty beer that is certainly worth checking out as we move towards fall.

 

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