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TGIF: Windshear Watermelon Is Summer’s Last Gulp

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…




As summer rapidly diminishes before our very eyes (feel free to insert your own screaming NOOO GIF here) it’s our collective duty to do everything possible to extend the season.

Luckily, Barnstomer’s has just such a beverage to help in that mission.

Windshear Watermelon is as refreshing as it sounds. Beginning with a sizable puffy head that lasts long after the first pour, the initial taste is light watermelon and grainy notes.

Followed by more fruit zings and light, bready malts, you’ll detect a faint herbal hop aroma towards the bottom of the glass.  The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with a healthy amount of carbonation.

The finish is drier than you might expect, and continues the overall effervescent experience.

On the whole, we found this to be an enjoyable, creamy, fruit infused beer.

Perfect for an afternoon session, either in the pub or on the dock. And at 4.1% ABV, you can keep it with you for the entire sitting. Learn more about Windshear Watermelon and Barnstormer’s other beers on their website.

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