Brewery: Half Pints Brewing Company
Brewed In: Winnipeg, Canada
Style: American Blonde Ale
Price: $2.18 (at the brewery) or $3.50 (at Lo Pub)
Notes: A one time brew only. The school I go to has a radio station on campus called CKUW. For this year the Fundrive organizers got Half Pints to create a special beer to help raise funds. Half Pints says that while the batch brewed a radio was placed underneath it playing CKUW non-stop.
Story: I was sitting at home before work when I saw a picture pop up in my Twitter feed from @HalfPintsBrewCo. It was of some bottles of beer but the labels did not look like their regular labels. A few minutes later I got some confirmation from their FaceBook profile that they had a special release beer available to buy as of now. So after I went to work I made sure I stopped in to Half Pints on the way home and grabbed a 6 pack!
Appearance: The pour was a yellowish brown, or some may say gold, whichever you prefer. It had a quick fading head that was pretty bubbly.
Smell: Not a strong nose but feint floral hops and bready notes came from the beer.
Taste: My first reaction was that it is their St. James Pale and Bulldog mixed together. It has some of the hops from the nose and is a little sweet. The after taste really lingers on this beer, almost like crackers do. As it warms the bready flavour comes out more.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation with a really light body.
Drinkability: This is a very easy drinking beer. Could drink them all night but think I would prefer a St. James or Bulldog to this beer. Do make sure you try it if you can get your hands on a bottle!