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

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beverages 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…



Let’s get this out of the way first; Porter is not for everyone. It’s a dark stout, British influenced beer that is malt heavy. FUN FACT! Porter is so named because it was a popular choice in the late 1800s among street and river porters in London who’s job it was to carry objects for others.

But if Porter is your thing, Parachute should be your poison.

It brings an initial roasty aroma mixed with coffee and chocolate, which is strong at first. Once you get through the first few sips, it balances out nicely with sweetness and hops coming to the forefront.

When it comes to taste, you can really savour the malt character throughout the session. The malts are  supported by a mix of rich lingering chocolates and a lightly burnt undertone.

Expect to finish up with a roasty dryness on top of a medium-full body. For pairing, you are probably best to go with anything that skews to the smoked or roasted side of the menu. Although at Barnstomer you really should go with one of their ridiculously tasty pizza options.


Find out more about Parachute Porter on Barnstormer’s website.

And if you have a local craft beer review you’d like to share on our next TGIF, let us know! Email info@barrieuncovered.ca or shoot a DM to our FB page.