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TGIF: Stoke The Fire (Works)

The first pour produces a clear golden colour, and even yields a touch of copper as...

TGIF: Stoke The Fire (Works)

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…

Fireworks and Karate – Flying Monkey’s

The first pour produces a clear golden colour, and even yields a touch of copper. Capped off with a healthy dose of white foamy head that is lacey from top to bottom.

Initial aromas evoke pops of sunny floral right off the bat, as well as strong notes of lime and tropics. The blended smells are exactly as advertised.

As for the flavour, here the profile matches the aroma with more of those citrus fruits. You’ll detect African Queen, Southern Passion, Cashmere, Amarillo, and Sabro — with mini detonations of true margarita pedigree. This leads to alot of pop in the taste, but not overwhelmingly so.

The body presents as medium, and overall smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a summery drink that pops with zest and colour.

Best paired with traditional pub fare favoring sharper, salty sides to balance the sweeter sections of the drink.

By the numbers:

  • ABV 4.5% alc./vol. | 20 IBUs
  • Malts: 2-Row Pale Malt, Wheat Malt
  • Hops: African Queen, Southern Passion 
  • Dry-Hopping: Cashmere, Sabro, Amarillo
  • Special Additions: Lime Juice, Orange Juice Concentrate, Agave Syrup, Kosher Salt

What did you think of TGIF: Stoke The Fire (Works)? Do you have an idea for our next TGIF? Or would you like to be a guest reviewer? Send us an email or connect with us on FB.

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Stu Lynam

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