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TGIF – Drinking By The Moonlight

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…

Moonlight Chrome – Redline

The best beers taste just as delicious regardless of the time of day, but there is something more exciting about an evening drink. Say, by moonlight?

And this IPA from Redline delivers on both counts.

Starting with the appealing appearance: The pour reveals a hazy, golden rich color. Exactly what you want to see from a quality bevy. The initial pour leaves a finger plus of head, that is relatively short lived, but gives way to egg shell white in traces of spotty lacing.

As the session continues, the aroma takes over, in a positive way. The smell is a light citrus, with hints of candied pineapple and mango. It’s a subtle but inviting scent that heightens the first few sips.

The taste is an easy grainy flavor initially, backed up by sweetness ranging from mango to pineapple. There’s a definite weedy hop quality, and earthy tones come to the forefront the longer you drink.

The body and mouthfeel lean to medium-light bodied, with sharp and crisp carbonation. The dry finish edges up against chalkiness, but in a pleasant way.

Overall, this is a beer that comes together nicely and could be considered a slight improvement on the sum of it’s parts. At 4.3 ABV, you can stick with it for most of your sitting without too much of an impact.

If pairing some eats, be sure to get something snacky that won’t overpower the drink. Stick with white/light food, such as fish tacos or lemon chicken.

Find more about Moonlight Chrome on Redline’s website!

What did you think of TGIF: Drinking by the Moonlight? Do you have a recommendation for TGIF? We want to hear it! Contact us, send a msg to our FB page or an email to [email protected]

TGIF: Stout And About

Redline’s Pistols At Dawn Is Worth Getting In Front of the Firing Line For

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…

REDLINE BREWERY – PISTOLS AT DAWN

TGIF

Besides having the most imaginative name for a beer you will hear this week (maybe even this month) this stout is a sharp brew with sweetness and plenty of zing.

The initial pour is a very dark brown, almost black, with a decent size frothy tan head. The aroma definitely evokes memories of coffee and cocoa, with hints of chocolate and lactic.

The beer balances out with a nice flavour that follows the first few sips; the creamy body is rich in hops (naturally) and the traditional lemon/citrus tidbits. The presentation is inviting in the pint glass, providing the latte stout with the quintessential “beer drinker” look.

We wouldn’t necessarily suggest a meal to pair it with, although something saltier would go well with the overall creamy/sugary experience. And at 5.1 ABV, you can certainly have a few in one sitting.

Have a recommendation for TGIF? Or have a review of a locally brewed beer you want to send in?

We want to hear it! Contact us, send a msg to our FB page or an email to [email protected]

 

TGIF: The Rainbow In The Dark

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…

RAINBOW IN THE DARK – REDLINE BREWERY

The initial pour of the Rainbow is a murky, dark orange colour, capped by a half-inch of frothy white head. The hazy look is both inviting and appropriate for the fall season, mirroring the emergence of autumn colours.

The first aromas encapsulate citrus, honey and rye. That’s an uncommon approach for an IPA. But Rainbow makes it work as a malt backbone, supported by traces of tropical fruit and lemongrass. The flavours follow suit with a dank, hoppy finish and a welcoming bitterness. The textures and sensations flow through the mouth and the nose and heighten the taste buds through the first few gulps.

A creamy medium-bodied beer with medium carbonation and smooth aftertastes, it’s an overall pleasant hoppy bevy. With an ABV of 6.6, it’s a pace pint for sure, but one you can stick with for the entire sitting. Best paired with something starchy or zesty to add to the overall taste experience.

Find out more about Rainbow In the Dark on Redline’s website!

Have a recommendation for TGIF? We want to hear it! Contact us, send a msg to our FB page or an email to [email protected]

11 Things To Do This March in Barrie

11 Things To Do This March in Barrie

WELCOME MARCH WITH THESE GREAT EVENTS

There are myriad reasons to be excited about March’s arrival.

The first day of Spring.

St. Paddy’s day.

SHAMROCK SHAKES.

Plus some other things (see below) But really…SHAMROCK SHAKES. Hit the headline on each to learn more!

 

11 Things To Do This March in Barrie

 

St. Patrick’s Day

There’s a’ plenty of Irish induced fun to be had through the city, naturally focused on the pubs. But Donaleigh’s and Inside The Music kicks it off a wee bit early with a special Songwriter Series featuring Cape Breton’s celtic fiddling master Ashley MacIssac. Happening Monday the 16th.

 

15th Annual Georgian College Pow Wow

The 15th Annual Georgian College Pow Wow goes on March 14th. Free admission to the experience includes demonstrations, vendors and loads of exhibits. Doors open at 10:30 AM.

 

vr_HACK – * LEARN * MEET * EAT

Happening at the Henry Bernick centre at Georgian, this 2 day event gives you the chance to channel your inner Matrix. Form a team and take on a challenge related to VR technology, with over $5,000.00 in prizes to be won for those placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd!

Friday evening and all day Saturday, you’ll be provided with workshops, talks, and mentors to help your team come up with all solution. Beginner to expert levels welcome.

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New event alert! 🚨We are excited to announce our 2020 Hackathon! This years theme is VR! #vr_hack⠀ .⠀ We will have many great workshops, stress buster rooms, keynote presentations and networking opportunities. We will hear from the Co-founder and COO of @vrvisioninc⠀ .⠀ Visit our eventbrite page for event updates and announcements! Register today with the link in our bio. 🔝⠀ .⠀ Not sure what a Hackathon is? Check out our events highlights to find out and see a video from last years event! 🤖 ⠀ .⠀ @georgiancollege @gcsa_barrie #hackathon #hackathon2020 #vr_hack #entrepreneurship #unity #computerprogramming #vr #oculusquest #computerstudies #georgiancollege #programmer #developer #coderlife #ethicalhacking #tech #programmerlife #hackernews

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Skate Like The Wind at Simcoe Museum

There aren’t many skating days left, so be sure to take advantage of the 1km trail at Simcoe Museum. Glide through the outdoor exhibits and then throw the snowy nature paths around the area, with evenings and weekend slots open.

Speaking of the Museum, keep in mind that they have a terrific lineup of programs and fun things to do for the kidlets during March break!

 

 

Get Your Taco On

There are two immutable truths in the universe;

1) Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.

2) You can never get enough Tacos.

And you can put the second universal law to the test on Saturday the 14th with the grand opening of Around the World in 80 Tacos at Centennial.

 

Passion for Paddle Boarding

Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club presents Maddi Leblanc “Passion for Paddle Boarding” on March 9th, at the Southshore Community Centre.

Come and listen to the amazing story of one of Canada’s top SUP racers who has made waves in her community, her university and Brain Cancer research through her passion in Stand Up Paddleboarding.

 

March Break Circus Show @ Kaleidoscoppe

Ideal for the younger generation on March break. Featuring an awesome Circus Poodle Show and White Beautiful Doves, Bubble Disco, Games, Contests and Prizes! Plus a LOTTERY with prizes.

Wonderful World of Circus was established by former Moscow State Circus and Cirque du Soleil performers Oleg Kantemirov and Tatiana Zoubrilina.

 

Mario kart Tournament!

Happening at Labyrinth Games and Cafe, this is an all age family friendly event.

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Hello race fans! We have motorsport coming to the labyrinth in the form of Mario and friends with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! This will be an all age family friendly event. Games will be Played at 100 CC. No restrictions on characters or karts. Thursday March 19th $5 Entry fee. https://www.facebook.com/events/2542448762643226/ Game 1 will start at 2:15 Placings will be determined by where you finished out of each of the 4 races. Players will be split into pods as evenly as possible. example 6 people would be 3 players in each pod. Max pod size is 4. Depending on how many people sign up will determine how many races are taken after the first. Prizes will be given out at the end of the day. I hope this has you all excited and bringing your game face! We'll see you here so start your engines! #FriendlyLocalGameStore #flgs #cafe #TheLab #LabyrinthGamesAndCafe #Warhammer40k #GamesWorkshop #AgeOfSigmar #magicthegathering #barrie #boardgames #dungeonsanddragons #giveaway #contest #gaming #supersmashbros #supersmashbrosultimate #instalike #warhammer #tournament

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Brew It Up

Redline Brewhouse present’s their third Homebrewers Competition.

If you’ve got a little Hank Schrader in you, try your hand at presenting your home made suds in this year’s competition. Awards for The Best Overall Beer, Best in its Category, Most Creative, and more.

Beer submissions begin March 23rd-27th, with judging starting on March 30th.

The winner of Best Overall will come in and brew their beer and will be severed on tap at Redline!

Rainbow Ski Weekend @ Blue Mountain

Join this LGBTQ family celebration of winter pride on and off the mountain with an official flag raising ceremony, interactive outdoor entertainment, DJs, parties, drag performances, après, and more.

Your business could appear here! Send us an email to find out about the wide range of content partnerships and sponsorship opportunities we offer! [email protected]

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