We recently made the trek down to Guelph for a family function and luckily we had time to visit Wellington Brewery!

We were intrigued by the alien looking offering you see above. According to them it’s a brown ale with a nice hoppy profile. Makes us think of the much debated black IPA but what’s in a name? All we care about is tasty beer!

This beer is part of their ‘Re-Booted’ series, and while a clever name it’s hard to call this a reboot when they have made it every single year. Maybe time to drop the pretense and just call it a seasonal!

Sadly I can’t currently find this fine beer in the LCBO database but it seems it will be there soon! It sits at 5.9% ABV.

Appearance: Brown, unfiltered. Thick Lasting off-white head.
Aroma: Light plums, coffee and raisons.
Taste: Very hoppy but with brown coffee notes and surprisingly thick mouth feel. Hint of rye.
Aftertaste: Bitter and Lasting.
Overall: A nice beer for the spring. Goes well with duck or chicken.

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