After a weekend of entertaining guests and going on long walks we needed a night of relaxation. This means getting Weeds up on Netflix, reclinging on a couch, playing with our cute little ratties and having a beer.

The beer was Sidelaunch.

And it was good.

More specifically it was ‘Wheat’ by Side Launch Brewing Co. Side Launch is a newly rebranded brewery, the new project of Denison’s Brewing Company.

Side Launch is based out of Collingwood, Ontario and named after the act of launching a boat sideways. According to them, when a boat was launched sideways, the entire town would come and celebrate.

A tallboy will cost you $2.70 and comes in at a healthy 5.3% ABV. Shawna wasn’t a fan this time around, but she’s definitely enjoyed it in the past both on tap and in a can. This worked out nicely for me, I didn’t have to share.

Our tasting notes:

Appearance: Dirty gold or orange. Unfiltered so you’ll see sediment and it’s opaque. There was basically no head.

Aroma: Very sweet scent. Picked up strawberries, lots of banana and floral hints.

Taste: More of that sweetness. Hints of pear and honey go along with that banana.

Aftertaste: Malty with a little lingering honey.

Overall: A very pleasant and surprisingly sweet beer. Reminds me of the tropics.

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