Beer of the Month: True South of 7

The True South of 7 beer from 4 Degrees Brewing is the final of the four different selections Andrew and I received in the latest beer of the month shipment.  This beer is the counterpart to the North of 7 beer that was also included in the shipment.  And similar to the North of 7 beer I really enjoyed the can design and the linking of the beer name to a geographic region (namely Hwy 7 in Southern Ontario)

This was a fairly standard pale ale that poured a pale amber with minimal head. This was definitely a sessionable beer that was smooth and fairly standard.  There was a slightly citrus note and a very subtle amount of hops.  A step above your generic beer but not anything world shattering in terms of taste.

Old Tomorrow Pale Ale

OldTomorrowThis was one of those impulse purchases.  It was located right by the cash in the LCBO and I’ll admit to buying it because it had a Prime Minter on the can.  The funny part being that Andrew bought a can a couple of days later for me, also because there was a Prime Minter on the can.  Apparently he knows my love of history pretty well.

Old Tomorrow is brewed by Old Tomorrow brewing.  The company is named after one of John A. MacDonald’s nicknames. He’s not one of my favourite Prime Ministers (yes, I have a few) — but it’s a neat to see the historical connection being made.  The Pale Ale is marketed as a Canadian Pale Ale and is blending of American and English pale ale styles.  It’s made with two row barley, rye, and a blend of North American and UK hops.

For an impulse buy this was pretty decent.  It was moderately hoppy, smooth, and had a clean finish. It poured a light clear colour with moderate head. After doing some reading a few people suggested to serve it moderately warm (or at least not as chilled as you would typically serve American beer).  I immediately associate warm beer with British styles and apparently it helps bring out different flavours in the brew.