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TGIF: Alone In The Forest …And Loving It

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Best described as “hop bomb”, this IPA is very piney; in a good way. The initial...

TGIF: Alone In The Forest …And Loving It

IPA From Sawdust is a Pine Infused Treat

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…



Best described as “hop bomb”, this IPA is very piney; in a good way. The initial aroma emits the usual malts and grapefruits, with a trace of mango that compliments the woody/pine base.

This is an ideal pick for the adventurous beer-drinker, with a golden yellow appearance and a big lacy head. The first taste will have you thinking about camping, as the pine/hops really capture the outdoor vibe.

It’s a medium-bodied, refreshing brew that brings a welcome zip to the palate, with a sharply bitter finish.

This IPA is not quite a session brew because it is so bold (6.5% ABV) but it’s an invigorating shot to kick off your night. And because of the heavier tones, it’s probably not a meal accompaniment. Available in cans at the LCBO and a few local establishments.

What did you think of TGIF: Alone In The Forest …And Loving It? Would you like to review a locally brewed beer? Email us today at, with TGIF in the headline!

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