IMG_20160804_143742045Today when we got home we discovered a squirrel in our living the room. Our dog being super helpful was ignoring it while he rested on the floor. It took us a good hour of work to finally get it to run out the door. All that to say, I thought I deserved a nice drink so I grabbed a can of the new Honey Ginger Shandy by our friends at Old Tomorrow.

A Shandy is a drink comprised of beer and ginger ale. It’s a classically British drink that comes out in the summer. This drink has the distinction of being Ontario’s first craft shandy.

This beer is availble at the LCBO for $2.95 and sits at a light 3% ABV.

Appearance: Gold and filtered with white head that fades quickly.
Aroma: Lime and ginger at first and then a slight honey sweetness that adds complexity.
Taste: It starts sweet like pure ginger ale but turns into a bit of a toasted biscuit flavour. Another sip brings on a bit of citrus that is pleasant.
Aftertaste: A lingering sweetness from the honey.
Overall: A nice summer sipper that will find it’s place on patios across Ontario. Pair with lighter foods like fish and salads.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com