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…



The name’s 7…Session 7.

Known to beer aficionados in the area as the 007 Golden Hop, this IPA brings a vibrant, fruit infused flavour to your pint glass.

Layered with wafts of grapefruit, papaya and apricot and backed with bready malts, it is a medium golden pour with a lingering foamy white head. And although the tropical tones are evident, they don’t over-sweeten the body of the drink.

Having said that, the fruity influences probably rule this out as an all-nighter. The sugary aftertastes make it an interesting and tasty blend, but might prove a bit much after two or three servings.

Best paired with crispy app menu choices (nachos, fries or veggies) Session 7 is available in cans at the LCBO, and on tap throughout the region. In Barrie, Grillicious Gourmet Tap and Grill is an ideal spot to sample it.

Find out more about Side Launch Brewing right here.

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