I recently returned to the old country to visit my closest and dearest friends. While there, I entered the role of plaything with my friends' various children. For days, their daughter wanted to teach me cartwheels. Finally, I relented but only on the condition that she be my "beer girl" during the family BBQ that night. She readily agreed to fetch me beers and dispose of my empties for my participation in cartwheels.
The first beer my five year old server brought me was Creemore Springs Brewery's Hops and Bolts IPL (India pale lager). When I asked her why she selected this one, her response was all little girl "because the can is pretty". Well, I'm glad she selected it because I really enjoyed this India pale ale.
I knew it was going to be good as soon as I poured it. It had a great head which I always like, and it had a very unique color. The color was so unique, I had trouble describing it. Eventually, I asked Violet, my beer girl and she said it was "brorange" which is brownie-orange. You know what? She was bang on with her description.
This beer was really easy to drink. I thought something with such a hoppy flavour and finish would take a while to plow through, but it didn't. I quite enjoyed Hops and Bolts as did my beer girl. When I asked her what she thought of it, she wiped the foam mustache from the top of her lip and gave me a thumbs up. I gave it 4 burps, and I recommend it to anyone who likes a hoppy lager.
Drinking the world.
One beer at a time.