Rock Out With Your Cock Out

cockandtail

The photo above is a sneak peak from an article I’m working that will be running on Taste T.O. on Tuesday as the next instalment of our Pub Crawl series. This one will be a profile of The Cock & Tail, a cozy drinking hole that opened up a few blocks from our place back in the summer, and which I’ve only been to twice, but really need to make a point of visiting more often. As you can tell from the picture, they’ve got a pretty decent bottle/can list, and the 10 or so beers on tap are all Ontario and Quebec craft brews. Throw in a respectable selection of whiskies, tequilas, and other spirits, plus great tunes on the jukebox iTunes and friendly staff, and you end up with a place well worth visiting and supporting.

I’ve also been drinking at home, of course, and recently recieved and (mostly) enjoyed the second annual Discovery Pack from the Ontario Craft Brewers. This mixed pack features a beer each from six different OCB members, and unlike last year’s pack which skewed heavily towards pale lagers, this one features five ales, although at least one of them is an ale created with lager drinkers in mind. Serious beer geeks might still find the selection lacking, but as an introduction to craft beer newbies, it’s a nice little package. My full review ran on Taste T.O. this past Tuesday.

In other news, RateBeer is still down, but scuttlebutt says that they might be getting close to at least a test relaunch. I’ve got my fingers crossed, as my notebook is getting really full…

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