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 you try…


Admit it! At least once or twice in your life, you’ve at least entertained the notion of moving to California (probably after scraping ice off your car for the 748th time in mid-January).

While that particular goal might be somewhat outlandish, you can bring the palm tree state a little closer with the proper beverage.

Barnstormer has just the ticket with this Hops infused IPA. Flight Delay pours a light golden brown with plenty of foamy head that recedes nicely, and it’s first impression only gets better when the hopsy/citrusy aromas hit.

It presents a vibrant bitter taste, but it doesn’t over-power or dominate too much of the pallet. We would give it a medium in terms of body, with about the same in carbonation levels, leaving you with a moderately crisp bite.

And at 6.5 Abv, it’s a good one to stick with for most of your sitting.

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