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TGIF: Summer Ending Skinny Dipping

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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…





This stout begins with a solid head retention, and a slightly foamy lace remaining. The tint is light tan head that recedes to a dark brown edging to black in color.

The initial odor is (somewhat surprisingly) spicy. It gives way to plenty of chocolate and coffee notes, with oats and malts permeating just below the surface.

The first taste continues the chocolate/coffee vibe, as well as caramel. You might even detect notes of grass and even barbecue-esque as the drink goes down. Roasted aromas and some charred aromas are not far from the taste as well. Expect medium body and medium carbonation, with a creamy flow (although it could be creamier ) and finishes a touch dry on the palate.

Overall, this is an interesting beer, with a fun quality that encourages additional sampling. Even though it’s title suggests a summer-y beverage, this stout is best consumed on a chillier day or in a fall camping setting.

Best paired with soups, stews and grilled meats or anything of the salty side of the menu.

Learn more about Skinny Dippin’ on Sawdust City’s website.

Have an idea for our next TGIF? Or maybe you’d like to review a beer? Reach out and we’ll make it happen!


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Stu Lynam

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