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TGIF: Extra Terrestrial

TGIF: Extra Terrestrial

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…

Grand Terrestrial Rhapsody – Flying Monkey’s

The first pour produces a clear golden colour, and even yields a touch of copper. Capped off with a healthy dose of white foamy head that is lacey from top to bottom.

Initial aromas evoke pops of pineapple right off the bat, as well as strong notes of grapefruit and grape. The blended smells are exactly as advertised.

As for the flavour, here the profile matches the aroma with more of those citrus fruits. As opposed to other IPAs, Terrestrial uses pineapple puree instead of pineapple concentrate. This leads to alot of pop in the taste, but not overwhelmingly so.

The body presents as a good medium, and overall smooth with the apt amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a summery drink that pops with zest and colour.

Best paired with traditional pub fare favoring sharper, salty sides to balance the sweeter sections of the drink.

By the numbers:

  • ABV 8.1% alc./vol.|IBUs 40
  • Malts:2-Row Pale Malt, Spelt Malt
  • Hops: Neslon Sauvin, Idaho 7 
  • Dry-Hopping: Neslon Sauvin, Idaho 7, Galaxy
  • Special Additions: Pineapple Purée

What did you think of TGIF: Extra Terrestrial? Do you have an idea for our next TGIF? Or would you like to be a guest reviewer? Send us an email or connect with us on FB.

The Best Barrie Podcasts

The Best Barrie Podcasts

The Best Barrie Podcasts

A Look At Some of the Best Streaming Audio from Local Creators

So…being stuck mostly inside is still a thing for the rest of the month.

But being indoors doesn’t mean we have to deprive ourselves of culture and entertainment. Through the magic of streaming, Spotify and other podcatchers, the growing audio entertainment industry is just a tap away. And there are a stream’s worth of cool podcasts to sample!

Of course we’ve got a variety of home grown series, so be sure to include the likes of Cinema Smackdown and Uncover The Music in your audio adventures. Read on for more!

The Best Barrie Podcasts

True crime junkies should have a listen to Whereabouts Unknown, hosted by local private investigator Ellen White. The ongoing series shines a spotlight on the stories of the missing and murdered in Canada, particularly cases from around the region.

Comedy fans will get a kick out of local Yike’s Sketch Troupe alums in the Dilemma Dudes pod, exploring topics like “should you expose your friend’s cheating husband?” or “Is it Ok to ghost someone?

Sequel Talk with local filmmaker Mitch Graszat is a pop culture-savvy chat where guests dream up imaginary sequels and talk about em! Recent episodes include bad ideas for classic movies like Heathers and the Princess Bride. And it’s not limited to just movies. Mitch and company also speculate on what could have been with classic songs and TV shows.

There’s no Barrie Colts this year (insert sad emoji/hockey puck here) but that doesn’t mean we don’t have local hockey chatter. The Very Barrie Colts pod is hosted by super fans and general hockey geeks, Ryan Noble and Ryan McArthur. There’s a deep dive of archived episodes to go through for a refresher on the Colt’s past seasons.

The Best Barrie Podcasts

The Lost Sons podcast is the brainchild of local music scene gurus Shane and Alex. Their show is all about supporting the scene through interviews and advice, like how to pick the right song structure for your tunes. They also review music videos and share their own cool experiences from performing in Barrie.

Another great entry to the podcast universe that is all about supporting the local scene is the aptly named Team Bayfleld – Support The Scene. Presented in association with Sunrise Records on Bayfield, hosts Gillian and Richard interview local artists and engage in record shop talk for the pandemic age.

What Did you Think of The Best Barrie Podcasts? Any Cool Local Pods That We Missed? Let Us Know in the Comments!

The Social Recap – The Week That Was May. 3rd

The Social Recap – The Week That Was May. 3rd

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…



Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you!

Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

The Social Recap – The Week That Was May. 3rd

Have we mentioned how much we miss live music? Only about 1000 times. But as we wait for the scene to revive post-pandemic, we can at least celebrate local musicians putting out great material. Like A Particle Apart and their new release. (Find them in our playlist too)

Speaking of cool and local, how cool is this announcement from Bohemia!

Another benefit to walking and getting outside? If you are an animal lover you can see an entire zoo on display in their natural habitat at this time of year.

Have you noticed the tiny libraries around town? You can find this guy on the waterfront loop trail!

And finally, it was Mother’s Day on Sunday, and we saw alot of funny signs and memes celebrating the day around town. Hope it was a great one for the Moms in your circle!

What did you think of The Social Recap – The Week That Was May 3rd? Keep using the #barrieuncovered hashtag and we may feature your “stuff” in a future blog. And if you are a Barrie business based looking to expand your digital footprint, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.

Home Of The Week: 39 Irene Drive

Home Of The Week: 39 Irene Drive

Home Of The Week is brought to you in partnership with Elliott & Elliott.
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Another Sunday arrives, and with it, our weekly look at Barrie’s most enticing homes! So pour a steaming cup of coffee and join us on our house hunting expedition.

Located is the highly desirable south end of Barrie, this week we take a virtual stroll through another bright and inviting family house. An outstanding raised bungalow, this property is pristine and move in ready.

Upon entry, you’ll be charmed by the beaming hardwood and bright flooring. The Living room is well suited for evening time with the family, including ample space for the kids to play. Moreover, the charming fireplace will be a go-to in the colder months. Take note of the vaulted ceilings!

Onto the heart of the home, and to the kitchen! Here, the house really comes to life, as the dining area and ample cabinetry combine to present a charming setting for food prep, and family meals. The island sits ready for an easy brunch or a round of smoothies, while the entire kitchen is dotted with spacious, quartz top counters and sparking appliances. More big windows here let in abundant warmth and light, upping the appeal of this vital part of the home.

Home Of The Week: 39 Irene Drive

Speaking of kitchens, this home offers more than one! The beautifully crafted in-law suite provides potential and space for rental opportunities or family living. The stunning brightness makes it way downstairs, as well as the high ceilings, adding to the roomy feel.

Need more? Picture yourself passing the warm days on this porch, with this yard, easily accessible from the kitchen. The two tiered patio is stone, meaning low priority but high enjoyment!

Overall, this is a family oriented home that is ready for move in, and ready for living. The pristine quality inside and peaceful area make for a desirable destination. Close to the 400, schools and shopping!

If you’re a real estate professional in the Barrie area and are interested in having your newly listed property featured on Barrie Uncovered, contact us for more information.