This weekend we attempted to visit Mascot Brewery down on Mercer St. While their facebook page and Twitter both implied it was open (and serving brunch) the place was sadly closed. In our frustration we (and others who had come in search of Mascot) headed over to Bar Hop. While there I discovered this little… Read More

The last time we were at Bar Hop it was after a wonderful dinner at Luma. That’s when we did that awesome double blind taste test of Cockpuncher and Witchshark. The fact they had both of those options should be telling. The time we ventured there before that was when we met Stephen Beaumont for the first… Read More

I had an accidental, side-by-side taste testing of Bellwoods Brewery‘s heavy hitting Imperial India Pale Ale, Witchshark paired up with the equally delicious and potent Indie Alehouse‘s` own Imperial India Pale Ale, Cockpuncher. Accidental, in the sense that the waitress at Bar Hop brought me a tasting flight, and in my pursuit to keep the… Read More

We recently tried to get into Bar Hop for a quick drink before Friday night dinner reservations, and failed miserably. But our perseverance paid off after dinner, and delicious beer & cider was our reward. I had some serious indecision this time around, so I opted for a flight of cider and beer. I sampled Spirit… Read More