Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Unfiltered, Haligonian Goodness

Garrison, in Toronto? Oh goody!

I found Garrison's Imperial IPA at a local LCBO and picked it up for a little taste of my beloved Halifax.

It was hoppy, but crisp and clean, probably due to the lack of yeast.  To be honest, this is the second type of unfiltered beer I've had and I'd like to explore it more; both were really good.  The first was Coopers Brewery Sparkling Ale from Australia.

Yes, it's in my Chicago Craft Beer Week glass.  I had two to make the set, given to me by a lovely Chicagonian, but alas, one broke on my way back the last trip out there.  ...Or the trip before that... I'm not quite sure which trip it was which any more.

Back to the IPA:  Try it!


  1. You've had other unfiltered beers without realizing it. Everything at Cask Days was unfiltered (cask ale is unfiltered by definition).

    I found this beer a pleasant surprise after being slightly let down by Garrison Hop Yard. This is pretty much what I had hoped Hop Yard would taste like.

  2. How strange that I hadn't realized that about cask ale! Looks like I've tried a few then...

    Either way, I'm going to search for a few more in bottles. Sediment? Bring it on!


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