Friday, March 16, 2012

I'll Take The Green Line over the TTC ANYDAY

Today's post is far too fitting.

Green = St. Paddy's day is tomorrow

CTA vs TTC = I was on one of Toronto's new subway cars today for the first time

Goose Island's Green Line Pale Ale is certainly comparable to my hometown's Alexander Keith's IPA (but Green Line is a pale ale, of course, for all you Keith's haters that will go onnnn and ooon about how it's not an IPA).

It's a crisp, pale gold coloured, slightly citrusy, session beer.

Session beers - one of my fave types of beer.

And what do you know, it's like an American ale hop party, with Columbus, Liberty, Amarillo, and Simcoe.  I'd recently tried Avery Brewery Pale Ale which also uses the Columbus hop.

On the subway side of this thought - the new TTC trains reminded me of the CTA trains (Chicago Transit Authority, which has a "Green Line" similar to our "Bloor Line") in its silver colour, and how the doors worked... but how cool is it that the ENTIRE TRAIN is one long train?  I can get on at one end, and walk ALL the way to the other without having to run off and try and make the doors on the next cart, tripping over some teenager who starts yelling obscenities at you, shopping bags flying in the air and you're hoping you don't lose that new scarf you just bought or that fresh, sweet, orange pepper ...

So, if you're in town (and I mean Chicago, because it's only available on draft in Chicago "to help cut down on packaging waste and reduce the impact from refrigerating and transporting beer over long distances." - see the Green Line Project here), and you're looking for a solid local beer that you can slam back and enjoy - do it.  Take the Green Line.


My Recco's
Food: Pulled Pork Sandwich - see the photo.
Music: AC/DC - You shook me all night long

If you can guess where I got that pulled pork po-boy, I owe you one pint of Green Line.